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10 great hill walks in Yorkshire

PUBLISHED: 00:00 17 April 2019 | UPDATED: 15:49 17 April 2019

Castle Hill by Joan Russell

Castle Hill by Joan Russell

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Head for the the heights with this selection of walks on higher ground in Yorkshire.

Sunny day on Sutton Bank by Darren BinneySunny day on Sutton Bank by Darren Binney

Sutton Bank

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.

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Stoodley Pike by Paul Hansper-CowgillStoodley Pike by Paul Hansper-Cowgill

Stoodley Pike

Start off from Cragg Vale and make the ascent north towards the 1,200 summit with its famous monument that overlooks the surrounding area.

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Pen Y Ghent by Rob McewenPen Y Ghent by Rob Mcewen

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.

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Buckden Pike in Winter Sunlight by Phil MoonBuckden Pike in Winter Sunlight by Phil Moon

Buckden Pike

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.

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Roseberry Topping by Roger DunnRoseberry Topping by Roger Dunn

Roseberry Topping

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.

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View from the Chevin over Otley by Kirsty ThompsonView from the Chevin over Otley by Kirsty Thompson

Otley Chevin

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.

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Barden Fell by Phil MoonBarden Fell by Phil Moon

Simon's Seat

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.

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Castle Hill by Terry FletcherCastle Hill by Terry Fletcher

Castle Hill

Start from centre of Farnley Tyas and head towards Victoria Tower that stands atop of the 1,000 foot high Castle Hill.

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Pen Hill by Kim RallsPen Hill by Kim Ralls

Penhill

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.

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Higger Tor by Simon BullHigger Tor by Simon Bull

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.

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All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.

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