10 great hill walks in Yorkshire
PUBLISHED: 00:00 17 April 2019 | UPDATED: 15:49 17 April 2019
Head for the the heights with this selection of walks on higher ground in Yorkshire.
Is this the finest vantage point in the whole of Yorkshire? Whatever your opinion, everyone will agree that this high point on the Hambleton Hills has a stunning vista.
Start off from Cragg Vale and make the ascent north towards the 1,200 summit with its famous monument that overlooks the surrounding area.
Pen-Y-Ghent and Plover Hill
This walk links Pen-Y-Ghent to the neighbouring Plover Hill, which is often overlooked by walkers but together the two summits add up to a fine day out, offering wide views of the surrounding fells and finishing along a rugged track which clings to the skirts of the mountain before delivering you back neatly to Horton-in-Ribblesdale.
Bucken Pike in the Craven District stands at over 700 metres but is often overlooked in favour of more famous Three Peaks when walkers want to head for higher ground in the Yorkshire Dales.
One of the most distinctive peaks in the county and standing at over 300 feet, Roseberry Topping and its rocky summit rewards you with a panoramic view of the northern escarpment of the Cleveland Fells and surrounding area.
Otley Chevin is more of ridge than a hill, but this wooded terrain is a popular destination for those wishing to experience the great outdoors, this walk starts and finishes in Bramhope.
Seen from the banks of the Wharfe, Simon's Seat thrusts a great rocky prow out from the edge of Barden Fell. It draws the eye from anywhere along this stretch of the river, throwing down its clear challenge and promising the reward of spectacular views to those who accept it.
Start from centre of Farnley Tyas and head towards Victoria Tower that stands atop of the 1,000 foot high Castle Hill.
Penhill stands out in almost any panorama of lower Wensleydale and its long flat top makes it readily identifiable in distant views even from the North York Moors. This walk does not visit the actual summit, which is tucked away in the middle of the moor, but instead contents itself with the more interesting Penhill Beacon.
Higger Tor and Carl Wark
Head south towards the Longshaw Estate in the Peak District and explore distinctive Higger Tor and the iron-age hill fort of Carl Wark.