Tag: trig point

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 […]

Challenges

My Trig Point Challenge is Complete!

Well I did it! My trig point challenge was a lot tougher than I thought but I did it! I hope I don’t see another trig point for a while! My trig point challenge was to bag a trig every day in May in aid of National Walking Month. This was a personal challenge for […]

Walks

Exploring Otley Chevin

Location: LS21 3DE Distance: 2.5 miles Otley Chevin overlooking the Lower Wharfedale Valley is a brilliant walk for all ages. There are so many paths to explore that you can make the walk any length you like. There are numerous car parks situated around the Chevin Estate so mix it up and try a different […]

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

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 […]

Walks

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 […]

Walks

Skipton Moor

Location: Road parking on Shortbank Road, BD23 2TX Distance: 4.5km A local one for us this week was up onto the moors above Skipton. We did a circular to bag a trig point and it was worth the climb. The route follows the Dales High Way from the top of Shortbank Road. The path winds […]

Walks

Beamsley Beacon, near Bolton Abbey

Location: Roadside parking, LS29 0EU Distance: 2km Beamsley Beacon is a brilliant starter hill climb for little ones. It’s a short one, not too steep from where we start and the views are instant. Parking is limited on the roadside but be mindful of not blocking gates or entrances. There are also a few ditches […]

Walks

Crookrise Crag, Embsay

Location: Embsay Reservoir car park, BD23 6QT Distance: 3.5km Crookrise is the ridge between Embsay Crag and Rylstone and is where you will find a lot of fell runners and rock climbers. The path up to Crookrise starts at the bottom of the moor on the track to the left of the reservoir. It climbs […]