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Skipton Moor from Cracoe

A moderate walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) in national park Yorkshire Dales starting and finishing in North Yorkshire, England, about 14.55km (9.04 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 5:15h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 324m (1062ft)
Loss 327m (1072ft)
Max. Elevation 440m (1443ft)
Elevation (total) 651m (2134ft)
Start
Cracoe
End
Grassington, Skipton, North Yorkshire, England
Distance 14.55km
(9.04mi)
Duration ~5:15
Difficulty  
Moderate
Created by Anonymous Walker on 04 Oct 2012
Embsay Moor, known locally as Skipton Moor, sits at the mouth of Wharfedale, dominating views south from the lower reaches of the dale. A good access point is Cracoe, a village on its western side and on bus routes heading from Skipton to Grassington. You can drop down via the northern escarpment to reach Grassington for the bus home. Don't miss this little gem in a rush to reach the Dales!

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Waypoints

OS Grid SD978601
Take the bus to the village of Cracoe, between Skipton and Grassington.
Rylstone About 1.35 km (~0.84 miles) from
OS Grid SD972589
Follow the track down to Rylstone.
Rylstone Fell About 2.21 km (~1.37 miles) from
OS Grid SD985571
The path leads up onto Rylstone Fell on the edge of Skipton Moor.
Peggy Well About 2.31 km (~1.44 miles) from
OS Grid SE008571
Head across the moor towards Upper Barden Reservoir.
Barden Moor About 1.57 km (~0.98 miles) from
OS Grid SE021580
Head across the dam and keep going across the moor.
Burnsall and Thorpe Fell About 1.95 km (~1.21 miles) from
OS Grid SE021600
The track heads to the northern edge of the moor, with views along Wharfedale.
Thorpe About 1.93 km (~1.2 miles) from
OS Grid SE012617
Drop down the moor's escarpment into Thorpe, enjoying the peculiar rounded hills on the way.
Linton About 1.80 km (~1.12 miles) from
OS Grid SD997627
A short walk along the road, then take the path into Linton.
Linton Falls About 0.73 km (~0.45 miles) from
OS Grid SE000633
This is a dramatic waterfall on the River Wharfe, just south of Grassington.
Grassington About 0.70 km (~0.43 miles) from
OS Grid SE003640
Finish up in Grassington for a cup of tea before the bus home.

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