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Bolton Abbey in Wharfedale, North Yorkshire, England, takes its name from the ruins of the 12th-century Augustinian monastery now known as Bolton Priory. The priory, closed in the 1539 Dissolution of the Monasteries ordered by King Henry VIII, is in the Yorkshire Dales, next to the village of Bolton Abbey


👩‍🦽Wheelchair  accessible paths and maps available, plus mobility scooters to hire.

🗺️Map ( From BOLTON ABBEY WEBSITE) shows the routes and those with a circle with white edge is wheelchair friendly.

🅿️Cavendish Pavilion Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire Dales National Park BD23 6AN is best for mobility route but check the website for other areas. PRE BOOKABLE PARKING TO SAVE MONEY AND Guarantee a space.

🚻 Accessible toilets next to the café

🌊 Great for wild swimming too but care needed

☕Cafe  and shop available at the car park

🥾0-2 Miles; 3-5 Miles sign posted routes too


Cavendish car park is central along the trails, it is also the area to start when they have Easter, Halloween and Christmas trails, which are all fantastic for children. There is a café, Ice cream, shop and toilets all at the start of the trail too.

Its best to check out the maps to choose which route is best for you. They also hire mobility scooters which you need to prebook.

The Halloween trail, follows the path from the cafe where you can collect trail sheets. The path is wide and follows the river, the views are just amazing, we really do love this walk.

You can also start at The Priory which also has accessible toilets and parking. The Abbey ruins over looking the river are beautiful. It does get really busy on sunny days with people having picnics and swimming in the river.

Good wide paths and well surfaced on the wheelchair friendly routes. Some of the paths have some ascent but only gentle on these paths.

There is toilets available along the route, at The Abbey car park, Cavendish car park and The stride car park.

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