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Sting in the Tail

58 km / 36 miles

W Yorkshire
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
Anytime Challenges; Challenging
Start and Finish
SE174434 - Menston Village, W Yorkshire
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Sting in Tail (Louise Mallinson)


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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

From Path
Along Path
Walkers are Welcome
2 Km
2 Km
Rose Cottage  (bookable online)
3 Km
11 Km
Camp Site
< 1 Km
38 Km
The Timble Inn  (bookable online)
1 Km
41 Km
Heritage Centre
< 1 Km
42 Km
Walkers are Welcome
< 1 Km
52 Km
Walkers are Welcome
5 Km
58 Km

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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