Sunday, 10th July 2011




Walk: Skipton - Sharp Haw
Start Point: Skipton canal side car park Grid Reference: SD 987 517
Distance: 10.5 miles Ascent: 1,250 feet
Weather: Weather threatened but no real rain.
Comments: Picked up a couple of Yorkshire walkers who couldn't find their group in the car park, where incidentally a heron flew in to investigate the brook running through the car park. We all scampered safely across the A59 onto the golf course. The climb up to Sharp Haw was far less daunting than it appeared from the start, quite a gentle ascent. Muddy descent down to Flasby, then sharp left and a shorter climb to forest tracks. Met the "lost Yorkshire group" but our two foreigners stuck with us. Missed a stile on the way back, got a hard stare from Brenda who said it added a mile to the walk. But nobody needed first aid.

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Church and canal side buildings at Skipton


Rain threatens as Skipton is left behind


Leaping sheep




Brian and John in last place


Village of the little people perhaps


Heading for Sharp Haw


Nearing the top


On top of Sharp Haw


Rain on its way from Lancashire


The leader strides out


Small flowers growing on a wall at Flasby


What's going on in there?


Passing through Flasby


Mr Morgan's national flower . . .


and a Teasel


In close formation


A muddy approach to a stream crossing

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