GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Beamsley Beacon

3 miles (5.5 km)

This short climb in the Yorkshire Dales visits Beamsley Beacon which is also known as Howber Hill. It's located close to the little village of Beamsleyin the Craven district of North Yorkshire. You can start the walk from here and then follow a mixture of country lanes and public footpaths to the hill. The summit stands at a height of 326 metres (1,070ft) and includes a number of stone cairns, dating from the Bronze Age.From the peak there are splendid views over the surrounding hills and countryside including the nearby Chelker Reservoir. You can extend the walk by continuing on to Old Pike.
Beamsley is located very close to the wonderful Bolton Abbey. You can extend your walk by following the nature trails along the River Wharfe and it's surrounding woodland. The Dales Way also passes through the area. You could visit the beacon from Ilkley by following the long distance trail along the river to Beamsleyvillage.
There are also public footpaths that will take you to Chelker Reservoir just to the west of the hill.

Beamsley Beacon OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Beamsley Beacon Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


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