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A two and a half day itinerary for a group of mature walkers

Day 1

am: STRID CAR PARK BOLTON ABBEY ( travelled from Cheshire)

(Car Park Fee £8.00 per car, but transferable to two other car parks on Bolton Abbey Estate)

The Strid

After morning coffee in Strid Café walked down stream on West bank, past the Strid and the Cavendish Pavilion, to Bolton Priory and Village for lunch.

After lunch, back upstream on East side of river, cross footbridge just North of Strid Car Park. Back to car park and café for pot of tea.

Distance 5.2 miles    Undulating ground         Good paths

Drive to Grassington Lodge  ,arriving 4.30pm to book in.

Day 2


linton falls

Linton Falls

Walk past National Park Car Park,  immediately turn right down Sedber Lane to Linton Falls. Cross river and climb up via minor roads to Linton. Turn left before bridge and keep on East side of Linton Beck, after approx. 150m take footpath on left and climb up through fields to Thorpe Lane and left to hamlet of Thorpe.

Bear left at Green, cross B6160 and take bridleway down to River Wharfe, cross Suspension Bridge, bear slightly left and take path upto minor road, turn right crossing  Hebden Beck and immedi

suspension bridge hebden

Suspension Bridge

ately turn left for Hebden.


Initially path goes between houses on right bank then crosses to left bank ,keep on left bank climbing upto minor road, turn right and up into Hebden . Lunch in Café at Old School. (1.00pm)

Turn left in direction of Grassington and take path on right past coach garage as leave village signposted “Grassington via High Lane “

Follow path into Grassington.  Arrive Café for pot of tea 3.30pm

Distance 5.5 miles    Climbing of approx. 110m Good  paths . Several wall stiles between  Hebden  and Grassington, but not too bad

Day 3

Ghaistrill's Strid

Ghaistrill’s Strid

LEAVE LODGE  10.00am   Turn right down Wood Lane  then left down through houses towards river.  At bridge turn upstream on good path on right bank past Ghaistrill`s Strid , climb up through Lower Grass Wood to minor road. Left on road for approx. 400m then right into Grass Wood Nature Reserve, keep on path bearing  right through wood and back to Grassington via  Cove Lane

Distance 4.5 miles  approx.   Good paths  100m climbing into Grass Wood (could be avoided by returning via Grass Wood Lane approx. 3 miles)

Arrive Grassington  1.00pm  LunchGrassington

Home after great break at Grassington Lodge