My walking buddy and I are managing to get out walking most weeks at the moment – weather permitting of course! We’re doing all the local walks which we never quite got round to doing before, one of these was Sharp Haw, pronounced sharper. Sharp Haw is a shapely little fell just above Skipton, it has quite a distictive shape, this is a view from the hill on the other side of the valley, Sharp Haw is the pointy one to the left on the horizon…
We walked up from Skipton but back along to Embsay along the edges of those three large fields of golden corn you can see on the photo.
It’s quite a steep climb out of Skipton, but we were soon on the approach to the summit, through a field of cows and calves, so we were careful to give them a wide berth…we were also glad we didn’t spot the huge bull in amongst them until we after we passed through the field on the way back!
There’s a very comfortable seat just below the summit too which is perfect for coffee and sticky buns! The hazy photo below is the view from the seat, looking back along the path we’d just climbed and beyond to Rombolds Moor in the distance
Sharp Haw has a neat little summit with a trig point on the top. The heather was in flower too so it looked very pretty.
The views from the top were lovely, it was a little hazy but we spent ages eating our sandwiches and working out what we could see…
One side overlooks Gargrave where my friends family farm is, we spent an age trying to spot the farm, she did laugh when I pointed out that she had lived there for all her childhood, maybe she should know where it is!
We descended Sharp Haw the same way but then took the path across the fields to Embsay where we could have a welcome cup of coffee in my friends garden.
I think altogether we walked about 7.5 miles, so a nice distance, far enough to feel you’ve done a walk, short enough to have time to enjoy it 🙂