Month: February 2021


Rylstone Cross, near Skipton

Updated December 2023 Location: Parking in lay-by on the approach to Rylstone, BD23 6LH What3words: Lay-by is ///loyal.hawks.bleaker . Start of walk is ///nobody.daydreams.mistaken Distance: 5km Rylstone Cross is a war memorial sat high and proud on the rocky ridge overlooking the Gateway to the Dales, Skipton and Wharfedale. This walk is challenging due to […]


Canal towpath walks around Skipton

The Leeds Liverpool canal that runs through Skipton is a great place to walk. Last year the paths were upgraded by Canals & River Trust so the towpath is even more perfect now. Whether its for walks, runs, or a bike ride the towpath is the most accessible walk you will find. The thing we […]


Pinhaw Beacon, near Skipton

Updated December 2023 Location: Off road parking by the cattle grid on Carleton Moor What3words: Starting point at kissing gate – ///equity.decency.continued Distance: less than 2km Pinhaw Beacon located on the tops of Carleton Moor above Elslack is a pretty easy trig point to bag. The views are unreal. Parking is in the makeshift car […]

Days out, Walks

Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park, Ripon

Location: Grewelthorpe near Ripon, HG4 3DA These stunning Himalayan gardens in Nidderdale are the perfect place to take all the family. There is plenty of parking, toilets and a café at the entrance as well as a small adventure playground. We took our own picnic and enjoyed it in one of the many huts dotted […]


Bluebells in Middleton Woods, Ilkley

Location: Parking in lay-by, LS29 0BZ Distance: 1km Middleton Woods in Ilkley is THE best place to see the bluebells in Spring. The wood is totally covered, they are beautiful. I haven’t seen anywhere that matches this amount. Parking in the lay-by on Denton Road, opposite the footbridge over the river, the entrance to the […]


Sharphaw, Skipton

Location: Parking off road on the sharp bend of Bog Lane Distance: 4.5km Sharphaw is the peak that offers great views over Skipton whilst bagging yourself a trig point! The walk up Sharphaw is usually boggy in places so with little ones that can significantly slow you down. From the lay-by on Bog Lane follow […]