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Embsay Crag and Embsay Moor

A moderate walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) in national park Yorkshire Dales in North Yorkshire, England, about 10.80km (6.71 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:45h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 257m (843ft)
Loss 274m (898ft)
Max. Elevation 440m (1443ft)
Elevation (total) 531m (1741ft)
Start & End
Embsay
Distance 10.80km
(6.71mi)
Duration ~3:45
Difficulty  
Moderate
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 28 Dec 2014
There's plenty of walking to be found before you enter the better-known routes around the Yorkshire Dales. This walk heads over the wild heather moors above Embsay and Skipton, with the popular local spot of Embsay Crag passed on route. There are buses between Embsay and Skipton.

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Waypoints

OS Grid SE008537
Take the bus to Embsay, just outside Skipton.
OS Grid SE011540
Walk along Main Street then turn left into Kirk Lane.
About 0.40 km (~0.25 miles) from
OS Grid SE012543
Just round the corner from Embsay Kirk, take the path heading uphill.
About 0.35 km (~0.22 miles) from
OS Grid SE005551
Once you reach the top of the main climb, head west towards Embsay Crag for views back across its namesake village and also over Skipton.
About 1.03 km (~0.64 miles) from
OS Grid SE004557
Keep along the rough edge of the moor heading west.
About 0.63 km (~0.39 miles) from
OS Grid SD987558
Continue to Crag Top and follow the contours north east.
About 1.74 km (~1.08 miles) from
OS Grid SD999570
A bit of navigation might be needed to reach Brown Bank, where the stream heads are found. Embsay Moor can be tricky to navigate when the cloud is down!
About 1.72 km (~1.07 miles) from
OS Grid SE007571
Follow the path across the moor, until you find the clear track on your left which leads down to the reservoir. Take the path directly opposite, heading south back to Embsay.
About 0.84 km (~0.52 miles) from
OS Grid SE009551
You will return to the path down from the moor, which you can follow back into Embsay.
About 1.97 km (~1.22 miles) from
OS Grid SE006535
There are buses back into Skipton, or it's a half-hour walk along Skipton Road.
About 1.67 km (~1.04 miles) from

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