Walk: Pinhaw Beacon

Walk map
Walk map

Here is a walk that will take you up to a fine viewpoint – Pinhaw Beacon.

This is not a long walk but it does involve a climb of over 200 metres – a little more than 650 feet. Some people might regard this as strenuous.www.fac

Between the T-junction and car park take a narrow unmarked footpath.

Follow this down the hill for 500 metres to the corner of a large conifer plantation. Go through the gate, keeping the wall on your right.

After 250 metre cross a stone stile into the plantation.

Continue downhill through the trees for 200 metres until you meet a forestry track. Turn right.

You are now returning to the road. Follow this track for almost 1000 metres.

At a T-junction of tracks turn left and then 20 metres before the next junction take a footpath on your right, forking right round a tree after a few metres. Follow the path for 200 metres to a gate onto Carleton Lane. The road is not busy but seems to encourage fast driving. Turn left.

Keeping to the right continue on the road for 350 metres, cross a cattle grid and immediately take the footpath on the right.The footpath that follows a wall steeply upwards over Ransable Hill. After 700 metres the path levels off and then begins its descent towards Kirk Styles Farm the nearer of two farms.

Within a 100 metres of the buildings the path meets the Pennine Way coming up from Lothersdale.

After crossing a stone stile turn immediately right along the wall for 30 metres.

At the corner of the field, turn right and cross the stile onto the Pennine Way.

After 50 metres veer left on a paved section, following this until it becomes a clear footpath across open moorland.

This will take you up to the trig point. The view from the trig point is outstanding which is why we have left it to the end. The way back to the car is clear. Continue on the Pennine Way as it descends to Carleton Lane.

When you reach a wall turn right. On reaching the lane junction turn right for the car park. Or if you prefer continue on the Pennine Way – from this point there is about 200 miles of it left.