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 the track up through a couple of gates. The path then veers off to the right following the sign post across the open field. This is the muddy section of field so be prepared to either ‘Go on a bear hunt’ and squelch your way through or try pick your way around the edge. A spare pair of socks would be a good idea!

From here the path begins to climb more quickly up to the summit. Climbing over the stile the trig point awaits. If it’s a bit too windy there is a well placed bench by the wall. This is the perfect spot for a snack whilst you take in the views over the town and beyond.

The descent is an easy one back to the car retracing your steps. You could extend the walk a number of ways. Either by carrying on past the trig point to Flasby and back through the woods – this would add on 4km. Or you could climb Roughhaw, the adjacent hill, which would only add on a 1km.

bagging that trig point
Bagging that trig point
sharphaw trig point in the distance
Over the stile to reach the summit
views over skipton
The view down over Skipton

Have you bagged Skipton’s other trig point on Skipton Moor or Embsay’s Crookrise Crag?

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