Tag: Hill climb

Days out, Walks

A circular walk – The highlights of Settle

Above the tops of Settle, North Yorkshire is a beautiful area overlooking the valley with the Yorkshire 3 Peaks in the distance, the river in the bottom and then across to the sights of Pendle Hill. This circular route of 8.5 miles starting in Stainforth is a challenging walk which takes in the highlights of […]

Walks

Salt and Pepper Pots, Cowling

Location: BD22 0JZ, car park off Buck Stone Lane Distance 2.5km On the tops above Sutton and Cowling sit the Salt and Pepper Pots, two pinnacles that dominate the Aire Valley skyline. Their real names are Wainman’s Pinnacle and Lunds Tower but everyone knows them as the Salt and Pepper Pots (don’t ask me which […]

Walks

Hebers Ghyll, Ilkley

Location: Hebers Ghyll Drive, LS29 9QH Distance: 2km Hebers Ghyll is a beautiful woodland located at the bottom of Ilkley Moor. The woodland is on the hillside with a raging stream falling through it. Parking was free on the roadside on Hebers Ghyll Drive. The walk that we did was a loop of the wood […]

Walks

Farnhill Pinnacle, near Skipton

Location: Bradley Car Park next to the canal, BD20 9ED Distance: 5.5km Farnhill pinnacle is a memorial unlike any other I’ve seen! You will remember this one. The Jubilee Tower, as it is otherwise know, sits only a short walk above the village of Farnhill. We combined this with a walk along the canal starting […]

Challenges, Walks

Simons Seat, near Bolton Abbey

Location: Layby parking, BD23 6DJ Distance: 6km Last Summer me and my old man decided to climb up to Simons Seat. Having always lived local we have never actually done this walk and wow we were impressed! Simons Seat is the summit of Barden Moor and is a collection of gritstone boulders with a trig […]

Walks

Rylstone Cross, near Skipton

Location: Parking in a lay-by on the approach to Rylstone, BD23 6LH Distance: 5km Rylstone Cross is a war memorial sat high and proud on the rocky ridge overlooking the Gateway to the Dales. This walk is a quite challenging for little legs so save for a calm, dry day and go armed with plenty […]

Walks

Pinhaw Beacon, near Skipton

Location: Off road parking by the cattle grid on Carleton Moor Distance: 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 park just before the second cattle grid (coming from Carleton). The walk starts […]