Name:Abbot Hills
Hill number:16373
Height:415m / 1362ft
Parent (Ma):2788  Fountains Fell
RHB Section:35B: The Central Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Yorkshire Dales - Southern Fells
County/UA:North Yorkshire
Catchment:Aire
Class:Tump (400-499m)
(Tu,4)
Grid ref:SD 90380 65276
Summit feature:no feature: grass
Drop:37m
Col:378m  SD898666  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 98
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Survey:Abney level
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A quick bag from the CG.robertphillips06/05/2024
Parked at Street Gate, after completing Great Close Hill, easy walk back to this one , excellent views across Malhammatty1971b08/10/2023
Easy access from either east or west. I've been past this hill several times before but never bothered to go to the top.Alan Moore03/10/2023
Pleasant diversion for a quick ascent whilst travelling through the area.JohnW09/06/2023
WBMCDARRENG14/05/2023
My other half parked on the verge near the cattle grid whilst I ran up and down this in 5 minutes in pouring rain.Jake99431/12/2022
A circular walk from Street Gate up the bridleway towards Arncliff Cote, then onto Clapham High Mark, across to the Parson's Pulpit, then west to the new summit for me at Height, and down to the Arncliff bridleway, then back by Middle House Farm, over Great Close Hill to Street Gate. Then a quick nip up Abbot Hills. 12.7km with 570m ascent taking 3h 40m.silverwolf_alan25/12/2022
From Malham after Gordale scar with PS/GWJohnIvor11/09/2022
From Tarn carpark, haven't been up for a while so just confirming i had been to top. Went on over Parsons Pulpit and Great Close Hill.Flatfield24/07/2022
Last of day on way back to car at Street GatePeterD11/07/2022
With Sue, close to Street GateHardenC21/02/2022
Solo from NT car park @ SD 894 658. Great Close Hill & Abbot Hills. Neither particularly inspiring by Yorkshire Dales standards.ADT09/08/2021
Straight up from road to tussocky top, highest identified (Abney) but no featurehenryfm30/06/2021
999th hill of the British Isles with Andycolinfielding03/04/2021
Parked at Tarn CP and walked across the grass to the top. With Colin.Andrew Pearson03/04/2021
Easy verge parking to E. A quick up & down; round trip of less than 400m. (S)gerrybowes07/12/2020
5/5 From Malham Tarn, Great Close Hill, down to Middle Farm, round South of walls to get Clapham High Mark, Parson's Pulpit and Proctor High Mark, then down to Mastiles Lane and back to pick up Abbot Hills. A nice walk 5 hours total. Only one small easy wall, just directly West of the summit of Proctor High Mark. Key to that one was to walk up to the two stones balanced on each other, after Parson's Pulpit, and curve round the natural valley to find this wall.nickywood117/10/2020
Short walk from road. Grassed over limestone pavement. Good views.RichardM25/06/2020
short walk from road; ample parking; lovely area.Denise 15/06/2020
Round of Clapham High Mark, Parsons Pulpit, Proctor High Mark, Great Close Hill and Abbot Hills from Street Gate. 9 miles, 3 hours 26m. A lot of the route was pathless but it is still fairly easy going.clivevilla08/06/2020
Roadside parking on Malham Moor Road (roughly SD 955 652). First visited Malham Moor, before setting out in a big arc to the north to bag Proctor High Mark, Clapham High Mark and Parson's Pulpit. A few awkward wall crossings where no convenient stile or gate. Joined Monk's Road from Arncliff and followed it to Middle House Farm. Then popped up the super little Great Close Hill and later Abbot's Hill, before returning along Mastiles Lane. 20km with 670m ascent in 6 hours. (S)silveracorn_alan16/05/2020
Stuart & Duke Saturday 16th/11/2019 Z 1241hrs.DukeNukem16/11/2019
Nice, easy summitRobertP10/11/2019
A nice little viewpoint minutes from the road. With R and B.jenx16/06/2019
On a short circular walk from Malham visiting the cove and tarn, easy to reach from the road. Led by Winston the mountain pug :)the_adam20/05/2019
Circular Walk from Malham - Gordale Scar - Malham Tarn, Malham Cove - Malham. Lovely day for a repeat of a walk that we did about 9 years ago. Passing by, so took a small detour.CandS3713/05/2019
Horrows Hill, Abbot Hills, Great Close Hillkeithouk03/03/2019
passed this dozens of times but wetn up in lovely sun todayraymondwilkes22/02/2019
A quickie as I couldn't ignore it, being so close by.summitsup11/12/2018
Sheep and breeze for companyvegibagger27/09/2018
1st of 10 tops today on a 34.5km route from Malham to Settle, first climbing up beside Malham Cove in beautiful morning light to walk across the limestone pavement eNe then Nne across Broad stars to climb direct to the grassy summit knoll. Beautiful day. Onward to Great Close Hill....Dazingdale25/03/2018
Did as part of the Malham Cove - Malham tarn circuit with church group from Malham youth hostel, bitterly cold and very windy. Agree, obvious summit a grassy bump on the right of many bumps coming from the north from Malham Tarn.pdantic15/02/2018
12:15 - 4 degrees at Gordale Bridge, sunny, cold westerlies, with Simba. Abandoned plan to climb the scar as far too much water. On to Great Close Scar.Wycombe Wanderer25/11/2017
12:15 - 4 degrees at Gordale Bridge, sunny, cold westerlies, with Wycombe Wanderer. Abandoned plan to climb the scar as far too much water. On to Great Close Scar.Simba25/11/2017
2nd visit during a circular from the tarn outflow car park with L and Martha the spaniel down PW to foot of stunning Malham Cove where we carefully crossed the climbers catwalk ledge (dog as well) and enjoyed the sheltered sun trap below a host of rediculously steep and impossible looking bolted climbs, one of which called Rainman climbed by Steve McClure this year holds the current title of the UKs hardest sports climb at a grade of 9b. Roman soldiers also had a hard time here on nearby Mastiles Lane close to this hill by camping out (after a day's march) 8 to a leather tent surrounded by defensive earth bank and pickets they built to keep the Brigantes at bay. Perhaps they had a lookout at night on top of this nearby hill?Chris Pearson29/10/2017
Seaty Hill (399m) and Abbot Hills from Street Gate. Solo.Dangerous Dave31/03/2017
As Grisedales.BLACKHILL01/03/2017
Malham Tarn circuitMartin R20/01/2017
With Cabe.simon and co22/08/2016
Abbot Hills - Great Close Hill - Clapham High Mark - Parson's Pulpit - Proctor High Markronaldo33314/08/2016
6/7 Sixth of seven (Mickle Fell/Boldon Hills/Strawberry Hill/Rombold's Moor (Ilkey Moor)/Weets Top/Abbot Hills/Black Hill) Long 4 hour slog through rain for this one.Fergalh09/07/2016
Stroll up from cattle gridBramley11/10/2014
Malham, Goredale Scar, Abbot Hills, Clapham High Mark, Proctor High Mark, Parson's Pulpit, Great Close Hill, Malham Tarn, Malham Cove.ijpowell05/09/2014
An easy tick to a summit covered in thistles.Dugswell222/07/2014
Parked at Streets Crossroads, short easy walk.Aye Jimmy10/02/2014
Easy parking on the Malham road just to the east, then a short 10 minute amble to the top.moorsman30/01/2014
With Jo, figure of eight walk from Malham Tarn cp: road to Streets, paths to Black Hill, via Nappa Cross to Grizedales, then back to cp and onto Abbot Hills. Weather; sunny, cold breeze, very good visibility.amblerbob10/11/2013
Sauntered up from Street Gate.Reasonable viewpoint.With Oscar.catman24/10/2013
With Catman.oscarrosie24/10/2013
Crossed summiut just before finish in orienteering race.JK14/09/2013