Sunday, 16 November 2014

Simon's Seat

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Location: Yorkshire Dales - North Yorkshire
Height: 485 metres (1,591 ft)
Summit Type: Rocky/Boulder Strewn
Notable Summit Objects: Trig Point
Simon's Seat is a rocky, wild moor top that makes for a great walk from many different locations in the Yorkshire Dales. Its close proximity to places such as Bolton Abbey, Barden Bridge and villages like Appletreewick, easily allows this moorland highpoint to be incorporated into a good circular walk. The views are extensive from the summit Trig Point - that requires a bit of climbing to get to. The northern views are of Appletreewick Moor, north east looks across to Pock Stones Moor, south east looks towards Brown Bank Head and Round Hill and as far as Otley Chevin beyond. South looks across Barden Fell towards the Valley of Desolation, North Nab, with Beamsley Beacon and Ilkley Moor beyond. West looks towards Appletreewick with the mass of moor that is Thorpe Fell Top beyond. North west gives views of Grimwith Reservoir, Hebden Moor, Meugher and the mighty Great Whernside beyond.

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