Climb Addleborough from Raydale for a view over Wenselydale, Askrigg, Bainbridge and Semer Water.

Addleborough has one of the most distinctive summits in the Yorkshire Dales, with her long flat summit being reminiscent of Ingleborough. The rocky outcrop, known as “Devil’s Stone” is another of her defining features, which catches the last of the sun on an evening, turning the rocky outcrop a deep orange.

Where2walk have a handy 4.5 mile walk to the summit, starting in Thornton Rust. Check out the description of the summit and other points of interest at their web site. Thank you to Jonathan of Where2Walk for allowing me to link to their walk.

For those wishing to tackle Addleborough from Raydale there is a well defined path along Carpley Green Road, which leads onto the open access land  on which Addleborough sits [Check here for current restrictions that might apply to open access land).

Take the path off Carpley Green Road at OS SD 943 873. From here there is just under 100 metres of assent to the summit, by a route of your choice, with reference to your experience and within your ability.  Once at the top, look down on Semer Water, Bainbridge, and Askrigg and down the length of Wensleyday. The summit of Addleborough affords a view of all that is best in the Yorkshire Dales. Remember to take up a small piece of stone from the bottom, to add to one of the cairns, to mark your climb.

High Blean B&B Semer Water, is in the shadow of Addleborough and a walk to the top is in easy reach of High Blean and could form part of a circular route of just over 8 miles, depending on the route one was to take to the top!


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