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Cross Hills

North Yorkshire


Slow Ways linking Cross Hills and Earby, Keighley, Silsden, Skipton, Trawden

England / North Yorkshire / Cross Hills

Cross Hills’s five Slow Ways are 50% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 5/5
verified: 0/5
and surveyed: 0/5

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Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

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Walk to Cross Hills from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Cross Hills—Keighley
Crokei one Review me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 260m Descent 258m
Cross Hills—Silsden
Crosil one Review me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 37m Descent 34m
Cross Hills—Silsden
Crosil two Review me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent - Descent -
Earby—Cross Hills
Earcro one Review me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 345m Descent 370m
Skipton—Cross Hills
Skicro one

Double check Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 83m Descent 80m
Skipton—Cross Hills
Skicro two Review me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 61m Descent 61m
Skipton—Cross Hills
Skicro three Review me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent - Descent -
Trawden—Cross Hills
Tracro one Verify me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 306m Descent 229m

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Collective progress

66% of Cross Hills’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

8/8

drawn

8/8

reviewed

5/8

surveyed

0/8

verified

3 people have contributed to Cross Hills’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

6 people have surveyed a route in Cross Hills

70km out of 70km have been walked and reviewed

83km of reviews have been shared in Cross Hills

Latest Updates

Instead of crossing the swing bridge, continue along the towpath until the next bridge, then turn right alongside the grounds of Kildwick church, right again at the Parish Rooms, currently a highly recommended cafe, to join the road, then follow the route as published...

Andrew Simmons

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Once the road is reached, turn right to follow the lane, cross over the River Aire, then turn left to follow it for a short distance, before crossing the railway line. From here, turn left to follow a twisty road for about half a mile, which has no footpath....

Andrew Simmons

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Leaving Earby uphill, the road lost its pavement, but it was quiet, and good views back started to appear. After I left the road there was a section that seemed to go through a private garden/drive area - something which happened several times on this route - but it is still a public right of way. The footpath turnoff at OS Grid Ref: SD 96602 45168 was slightly further south than the map indicated, and was a gap in the wall type stile, and the well-trodden field path back downhill heading towards Stone Gappe Farm was a bit further west, but clear to follow. From here there was a section of quiet tarmacked road, Binns Lane, before the final looked-private path led down into Cross Hills....

Mary Oz

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Overall though a very nice route with a lot of high up sections with good views....

Alan Thorp

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Skipton—Cross Hills

Mary Oz added Skicro three, a new walk from Skipton to Cross Hills

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Heading along the road south from Skipton bus station, access to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal towpath is gained immediately after crossing the canal. (An alternative to this, is to leave the bus station opposite the road end, over a footbridge over the canal, where you can then gain access to the towpath.) The route follows the towpath for four miles, all the way to Kildwick....

Mary Oz

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After a short climb (17%) on a quiet road out of Trawden the route enters the first of many mostly sheep-grazed fields (with occasional cows). There is a gradual climb through more fields to reach Knarrs Farm, which was rather muddy, and had a deceptively high step up the stile to get back into the fields. There is a road descent of 17% to reach an easily missed squeeze stile into fields to reach Ickhornshaw Beck, which the route follows for some time....

Mary Oz

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Cross Hills—Silsden

Mary Oz added Crosil two, a new walk from Cross Hills to Silsden

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At Kildwick Ings, before the sharp footpath turnoff, it is easy to be misled into continuing alongside the river, but the route starts to move away from the river, by crossing a stile then following the field boundary to cross to another field....

Mary Oz

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It is possible to stick to the main roads into Cross Hills, but this route uses a footpath which is accessed just before the petrol station, over a stone stile, which is a bit hidden from view....

Mary Oz

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Mary Oz surveyed Cross Hills

View facilities

The climb continues on country roads with verges until Redcar Tarn, with its waterfowl, is reached....

Mary Oz

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Skipton—Cross Hills

joeldalby added Skicro two, a new walk from Skipton to Cross Hills

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Cross Hills—Keighley

Slow Ways added Crokei one, a new walk from Cross Hills to Keighley

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Cross Hills—Silsden

Slow Ways added Crosil one, a new walk from Cross Hills to Silsden

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Earby—Cross Hills

Slow Ways added Earcro one, a new walk from Earby to Cross Hills

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Skipton—Cross Hills

Slow Ways added Skicro one, a new walk from Skipton to Cross Hills

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Trawden—Cross Hills

Slow Ways added Tracro one, a new walk from Trawden to Cross Hills

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Cross Hills’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SE0049344952

Lat / Lon

53.90075° / -1.99399°

Easting / Northing

400,493E / 444,952N

Fancy stretching your legs a bit more?

If you’ve polished off all of the routes between Cross Hills and its neighbours, how about walking its whole web?

This includes the great ring of routes that join its neighbours to each other!

Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Cross Hills's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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