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Sharp Haw Beacon

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YDNPA, 2004,

Sharp Haw

YDNPA, 2004,

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Sharp Haw Beacon

Historical Environment Record No: MYD3936

Parish: Flasby with Winterburn

OS Grid Reference: SD959552

Dale: Malhamdale

Link to Archaeology Data Service:


Tradition has it that one of a chain of signal beacons was built on Sharp Haw near Flasby at the time of the Spanish Armada. Although the hill is an ideal site for such a beacon, there is no trace of one ever having been there.


From Skipton head north on B6265 for 2 miles. Take first left after 'Craven Heifer' pub and proceed up narrow lane to first bend (small car park). Enter field gate and follwo bridleway for 1 mile. Then take left hand footpath which leads to summit of beacon (3 miles from Skipton in total).

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: Stirton turning. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.


Bridleway is rough and muddy in places. Ladder stile near summit.

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