If you’re determined to walk a little of the Yorkshire Dales but you’re not quite sure where to start then head to the southern fringe of the park and start with this four mile amble. Sharphaw Walk is a gentle walk that should take around half a day and its route shows the diversity of the landscape. You’ll pass wide open moorland, woods and enjoy sweeping views across the Ribble Valley, so don’t forget your camera and prepare to be impressed.
One of the walk’s highlights is the steady ascent of the beautiful Flasby Fell, and you’ll cross its southern slopes as you return. Pause and look as Flasby as you approach it and you’ll see twin summits looming above it – these are Sharp Haw and Rough How (slightly lower than Sharp Haw).
If you have time these are both well worth a visit, and they not only enjoy spectacular views across the Dales but they also have their own tranquil atmosphere. In fact, if you’re going to stop and rest along the way then we’d recommend holding out until you reach the summits so you can make the most of the peace and quiet before you start the descent.