South Pennine Walks
Date: 31st May 2008
Distance: 4.5 miles
Ascent: 700 feet
Time: 2 hours 30 mins
With: Lisa and Rhiannon
Start Grid Ref: SE011457
A nice little family walk on to a colorful pocket of moorland with a nice finish along the Leeds-Liverpool canal.
Route Summary: Kildwick - Farnhill Moor - Hambelthorp Bridge - Leeds/Liverpool Canal - Farnhill - Kildwick
1. Earl's Crag from Farnhill Moor
2. Me and Rhiannon by the Jubilee Tower on Farnhill Moor
3. The tumulus on the summit of the moor
4. Low Bradley backed by Skipton Moor
5. The memorial to the Polish Airmen
6. Lisa and the Leeds-Liverpool Canal
7. Farnhill Moor from the canal
8. Entering Farnhill on the canal towpath
Walk Detail: The climb up through the attractive villages of Kildwick and Farnhill to the Jubilee Tower monument on the edge of the moor was fairly straightforward with the monument well situated to guarantee good views.
Slightly disappointing though was the tree planting that was going on at the top of the moor which meant that the substantial cairn was now almost completely shrouded.
On arrival at the canal we sat down by the memorial for the Polish airmen and had our lunch and fed the ducks. The walk back along the canal towpath was very enjoyable, particularly striking were some beautifully located canal-side houses and apartments as we re-entered Farnhill.
This was a nice easy walk and I remember Rhiannon particularly enjoyed directing her Daddy from the backpack.