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Sting in the Tail

W Yorkshire

58 km / 36 miles
Formerly a challenge walk circular from High Royds Hospital Social Club (this site now developed as a new village) and now an open challenge. A demanding route around the Wharfe and Washburn Valleys visiting Burley Woodhead, Cow and Calf Rocks, Windgate Nick, Chelker Reservoir, Bolton Abbey, Rocking Hall, Blubberhouses, Fewston Reservoir, Dobpark Bridge, Clifton and Otley before returning to Menston up the steep Otley Chevin.

Please note due to development of High Royds Village you may have to adjust the start/finish of this walk.


Path Type: Anytime Challenges
Attributes: Anytime Challenges
Start and Finish: SE174434 - Menston Village, W Yorkshire View on StreetMap

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Route Description - PDF Sting in the Tail Route Description  (Louise Mallinson ) Download File


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OS Landranger 104
OS Landranger Active 104
OS Explorer 2, 21, 297
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Route Profile:

57.3 km (35.6 miles)
1,375 m (4,511 ft) ascent
397 m (1,302 ft)  maximum height

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