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
Time:      
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

 

Sustenance

 

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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