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Sutton in Craven and Lund's Tower Walk

2 miles (3.5 km)

This North Yorkshire based village is located near Keighley and Skipton in the Craven District of the county.
This walk from the village takes you up to Wainman's Pinnacle and Lund's Tower, a folly and viewpoint located just south west of the settlement.
You can start the walk in the village at Sutton Park, a delightful local park with green lawns and flower beds. From near here you can pick up footpaths heading south west through the countryside to the tower. The monument was built by James Lund, the the son of William Lund, the owner a large textile manufacturing business. It is thought to have been constructed either to celebrate the birth of Lund's daughter Ethel or to commemorate the 1887 jubilee ofQueen Victoria.
The route then continues to Wainman's Pinnacle which lies just to the west of Lund's tower. The monument stands on Earl Crag at a height of 354 metres. The two neighbouring towers are often referred to as the Salt and Pepper Pots.

Postcode

BD20 7JS - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Sutton in Craven OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Sutton in Craven Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Sutton in Craven

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the north you can pick up the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and enjoy a stroll along the towpath into neighbouring Silsden.
To the north west is Lothersdale where you can enjoy a climb to Pinhaw Beacon for some excellent views of the area. The village also includes a historic pub worthy of some investigation.

Photos

Bay Horse, Sutton in Craven - geograph.org.uk - 126208

Bay Horse, Sutton in Craven

Sutton Park - geograph.org.uk - 1026125

Sutton Park. An attractive park in the village.

Gateway to Lund's Tower, Sutton - geograph.org.uk - 1281440

Gateway to Lund's Tower. A custom-made kissing gate with the initials LTS, which I think stands for Lund's Tower Society.

Earl Crag and Wainman's Pinnacle - geograph.org.uk - 1746900

Earl Crag and Wainman's Pinnacle. The gritstone outcrop of Earl Crag with the monument Pinnacle on the highest point. Wainman’s Pinnacle was built in 1898 as amemorialto theNapoleonic Warsby a man known as Wainman

Pond at Earl Crag, Sutton - geograph.org.uk - 1281386

Pond at Earl Crag. Presumably there must be a layer of clay to hold the water so near to a rocky edge.

Footpath to Lund's Tower, Sutton - geograph.org.uk - 1281367

Footpath to Lund's Tower, Sutton

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