Abbott's Hike

A 100 miles long distance path which links the Yorkshire Dales with the Lake District. Created by Peter Abbott, the walk includes sections of the Dales Way and Pennine Way and also includes the mountains of the Yorkshire Three Peaks. Maps, statistics and gpx route file for the walk are included.

Google Maps Open Source Maps

Statistics and Files
Start: Ilkley
Distance: 100 miles (160 km)
Grid Ref: SE117476
Climbing: 5,223 metres
Walk time: 40-50 hours
Days: 6-10

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: Abbott's Hike, named after Peter Abbott, its originator, links 25 miles of the Dales Way, 14 miles of the Three Peaks Walk and three miles of the Pennine Way National Trail to provide a route from Yorkshire to the Lake District. The walking is classed as challenging and is on upland and moorland and it certainly is that. From the beginning in Ilkley, West Yorkshire the route travels to Pooley Bridge beside Ullswater in the Lake District by way of Addingham, Bolton Abbey, Simon's Seat, Appletreewick, Burnsall, Grassington, Littondale, Pen-y-ghent, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Ingleborough, Whernside, Dentdale, Sedbergh, Howgill Fells, Low Borrowbridge, Patton Bridge, Burneside, Staveley, entmere, High Street, Loadpot Hill and Arthur's Pike.

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