South Pennine Walks
Date: 8th January 2006
Distance: 5.9 miles
Ascent: 1051 feet
Time: 2 hours 30 mins
Start Grid Ref: SE001483
A nice, if somewhat muddy, walk up on to Skipton Moor from Low Bradley returning via the canal towpath.
Route Summary: Low Bradley - Higher House Farm - Millstone Hill - Skipton Moor - Horse Close Farm - Snaygill Farm - Leeds/Liverpool Canal - Low Bradley
1. Skipton Moor from Standard
2. Lisa ready to eat lunch by the summit cairn
3. The view east from Skipton Moor
4. Posing on the summit rocks of Skipton Moor
5. Snaygill Bridge and the Leeds-Liverpool Canal
6. Lower Bradley reflected in the Leeds-Liverpool Canal
Walk Detail: Eleven months after my first visit the weather was almost exactly the same as the first time I went up there. This is a shame because I think there are some real photographic possibilities from the summit.
The walk itself was pleasant enough and there are little features such as Millstones Hill, Standard Crag and an interesting top which I really rather like. It was a shame then that so many of the paths up to, and down from, the moor were so muddy. The constant slipping about ultimately made my left knee hurt more than it had for a long time.
We still enjoyed ourselves though, and the beef broth and sausage on the summit was a nice little treat. The walk back along the canal was also nice and there was a particularly colourful mooring area just beyond Snaygill Bridge. A quick visit to the summit on a nice sunny day is definitely in order.