Sharp Haw & Flasby Hall

  • Open moorland, forestry and Sharp Haw
  • Long reaching views over the Ribble Valley
  • Easy access from Skipton

This is a very straightforward walk with no difficulties and easy access from Skipton. However within a relatively small area there is an excellent variety of scenery. Starting and finishing through open fields, there is then a mile and a half of open moorland (with excellent views) and finally a stretch of desolation masquerading as forestry. Flasby is a small hamlet which is worth visiting simply because of the lovely gardens of Flasby Hall.

The twin summits above Flasby include the Marilyn of Sharp Haw (1117′) and the slightly lower Rough How, both worth the extra few metres effort for their wide reaching views and peaceful outlook. The route outlined is clearly my favourite but one of the pleasures of this ‘mini massif’ is that you can pick your own. Certainly a detour along the boulders overlooking Gargrave and a shortcut cutting out Flasby is a good alternative. It is an area you simply cannot go wrong in.


Best done during May/June when the rhododendrons are at their best.

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OS Map: O/S 1/25,000. OL2 Yorkshire Dales South & West Buy Map
Start Point: SD 982534. Parking available at the Craven Heifer pub. Alternatively walk from Skipton adding 1 mile each way
Height to Climb: 284 ms (932 feet)
Terrain: Mixture of paths, bridleways and forestry roads. Even if you choose an alternative path it is difficult to go far wrong here
Eating & Drinking: Starting and finishing at the Craven Heifer is the best bet. Skipton is only 1 mile away
Similar Walks Nearby: Discovering Skipton Moor
An Embsay Moor Circular
Skipton Castle & Woods
Places to Stay:


Tempest Arms, nr SkiptonSkipton Park Guest ‘Otel