GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Sharp Haw Circular Walk

9 miles (14.5 km)

This circular walk climbs to Sharp Haw hill in the Yorkshire Dales National Park from Gargrave.
This route uses sections of the Leeds Liverpool Canal and visits Flasby and Thorlby on the way.
The walk starts on the canal in Gargrave and follows the towpath east to the aqueduct and the bridge on the Skipton Road. Cross the canal here and head north pass Ray Bridge Hill to Eshton Bridge over the Eshton Beck.
Continue through Flasby, crossing the Flasby Beck before heading south east toward Sharp Haw. The hill stands at a height of 357 metres (1,171ft) commanding fine viewsover the Aire valley, toGargrave,Skipton,Wharfedaleand Malhamdale.
You then descend to Stirton and Thorlby where you cross the swing bridge to rejoin the canal. The route then follows the towpath back into Gargrave.
For a longer circular walk try the Skipton Circular Walk which visits the fell from the nearby town.

Sharp Haw OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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Trig point on Sharp Haw - geograph.org.uk - 2393830

Trig point on Sharp Haw

South-east flank of Sharp Haw - geograph.org.uk - 534521

South-east flank of Sharp Haw. Rough and wet grassland on the lower flanks of Sharp Haw.

Sharp Haw - geograph.org.uk - 120015

Sharp Haw. Loftiest and most distinct of the Flasby Fells, to the North West of Skipton

Bridleway towards Sharp Haw - geograph.org.uk - 3051600

Mountain biker on the Bridleway towards Sharp Haw

Rough Haw - geograph.org.uk - 788920

Rough Haw

Thorlby canal swing bridge in action - geograph.org.uk - 1397242

Thorlby canal swing bridge in action. The bridge gives access to farmland on the west side of the canal. Canal boat users are given keys to unlock the bridge, which can then be swung by hand.

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