|Walk:||Ickornshaw Moor, Wolf Stones, Oakworth Moor, Keighley Moor Reservoir, Keighley Moor, Hitching Stone, Wainman’s Pinnacle, Lund’s Tower|
|Start Point:||Holy Trinity Church, Ickornshaw||Grid Reference:||SD 968 430|
|Distance:||11 mls||Ascent:||2,000 ft|
|Weather:||A bright clear day with good spells of sunshine.|
|Comments:||Nine walkers attended for this outing. The walk began on the Pennine Way which we followed for a time past Wolf Stones to Old Bess Hill. At this point we left the Pennine Way to follow a permissive path over Oakworth Moor to Keighley Moor Reservoir. From here we descended to Morkin Bridge where we followed the road for a short way before turning back on to Keighley Moor to visit the Hitching Stone. Crossing a marshy area we headed for Earl Crag and the Wainman’s Pinnacle, before continuing along the crag to visit Lund’s Tower. Leaving Earl Crag we followed an assortment of field paths and farm tracks back to the start.|
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Phil & John hurry to catch up
One of the many shooting huts in this area . . .
which used to be peat cutters huts
Coffee at Little Wolf Stones
Keighley Moor reservoir
Crossing the dam
Climbing the moor to the Hitching Stone, a gigantic cube of gritstone estimated to weigh around 1,000 tons, and considered to be the largest detached boulder in Yorkshire.
Time to stop for lunch . . .
and check out a different aspect
The Wainman's Pinnacle. This was erected either by Lady Amcotts in memory of her husband, one of the Wainman family, or by Richard Wainman to mark the Battle of Waterloo (1815)
where the group take in the view . . .
from the edge . . .
but John finds the best vantage point
A last look at the monument . . .
before heading to . . .
Lund's Tower. The tower was constructed by James Lund of Malsis Hall either to celebrate the birth of his daughter Ethel or the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria (1887).
Now Ray and Marie are in residence . . .
and check on their 'subjects'
A study in silhouette
Signs of spring in the air as we head back to the cars
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