Old Cote Moor From Arncliffe
Walk 3- Arncliffe-Old Cote Moor-Litton Circular- 9 miles - 5 hours. An excellent ridge walk using access area! Back to Upper Wharfedale Page
Start at Arncliffe village green passing out of the village near to the church. After the river bridge a path cuts a corner of two roads to cross the Hawkswick road and through another stile proceeding up the hill. The path goes through a copse and passes through a gap in a rocky outcrop. The path is well defined until emerging at the top of the hill at which point cross the stile and turn left along ridge with wall on left. After 2 miles or so the wall will need to be crossed (shortly after an intersection with another wall - please study the map for this bit!) and some careful navigation will be required around a dog-leg.
Eventually the trig point at Old Cote moor will be reached. The return route uses the well used path from Old Cote Moor to Litton passing through a gate on the left proceeding straight and then diagonally down the hillside emerging by the Queens Arms. Continue along the road towards Halton Gill for about 300m until turning left down to bridge across the River Skirfare. Bear left over the bridge and follow well defined paths on the right hand side of the river eventually to reach walled track and, finally, Arncliffe.
Important note:- Whilst the author has taken every care in assembling the information on this site, no responsibility can be accepted for any error or omission herein. If in any doubt walkers should always consult the relevant OS map. All timings are approximate and for a person of average fitness and ability.
©John Carey 2009
This page was last updated on 03-May-2020