Moderate Leader: Jackie Gudgeon Distance: 8.5 miles
Bolton Abbey – Hare Head – Lower Barden Reservoir – Barden Broad Park – Barden Bridge – River Wharfe – Bolton Abbey. A steady climb to Hare Head then downhill to Barden Bridge and a pleasant walk along the River Wharfe past the Stryd and on to Bolton Abbey. Good views on the way down from the reservoir.
Leisurely Leader: Sue Daniels Distance : 7.5 miles
Bolton Abbey – Hare Head – Barden Tower – River Wharfe. A steady climb through woods and moorland to Hare Head then down to Barden Bridge for a stroll back along the River Wharfe.
Easy Leader: Derek Lee Distance: 5 miles
We will pass the Abbey ruins and cross the river to follow the Dales Way northwards through the woods as far as the Pavilion, then continue on the east side of the river almost as far as Barden Bridge. From here we return on the west side of the river along the area known as The Stryd, where the River Wharfe is forced into a deep and narrow channel, finishing on the road directly passing the Abbey ruins.