START from the corner by the White Lion and church.

Since its 1980s by-pass Kildwick has escaped the bustle of the Aire Valley, and its church, pub and bridge combine to create a delightful picture.

Take the road up the side of the church, going right past the old schoolhouse.

St Andrew’s beautiful old church features an imposing great tower and a lovely low-slung roof, while inside is the resplendent Sir Robert de Styveton monument of 1307.

Cross the arched Parson’s Bridge over an engaging stretch of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, and a flagged path rises alongside a stream. At the top it emerges into a field, rising to join a road.

One minute along to the right is the magnificent 17th century Kildwick Hall, which well merits a glance through the gate.

This 17th century manor house displays an irregular gabled front, with mullioned and transomed windows. Lions guard the gates, while a colourful coat of arms sits above the door.

Your route goes left, soon taking a briefly enclosed path on the right that rises onto the edge of Farnhill Moor. A choice of paths climb to the farm at Crag Top, and through a gate to its left the main body of the moor is underfoot.

Immediately forking at a seat, take the left one rising away, gently up through bracken and increasing heather and gritstone slabs to reveal the Jubilee Tower as you approach it.

Locally known as Farnhill Pinnacle, this 12ft monument supports a stone carved cross bearing the initials VR, and a rose, shamrock and thistle.

Erected in 1887 to commemorate Victoria’s Golden Jubilee, words carved on adjacent stones explain further Royal celebrations.

A welcome bench helps you enjoy the outstanding Aire Valley vista.

From the pinnacle go to the path crossroads a few yards east, and continue inland directly away to a large cairn that soon appears. Here turn sharp left on a clear little path that runs north, passing a stone shelter to reach the wall ahead, curving left to a seat there.

Over the wall a big pile of stones in the heather is an ancient burial mound. Turning left, a thinner but good path runs with the wall all the way down to the road.

Go right for a few minutes to Hamblethorpe Farm, where Bradley appears directly below: remain on the lane to descend steeply into the village.

Keeping left after the Slaters Arms, a short-cut through sports fields leads to a small bridge accessing a canalside car park. Cross the road bridge and turn left along the towpath to return to Kildwick.

Features en route include the poignant Polish wartime air-crash memorial at Hamblethorpe bridge, followed by verdant Farnhill Woods.

Passing under a road bridge Farnhill Hall is seen up to the left, while Farnhill’s canalside buildings are on parade before the canal crosses the village street on an aqueduct to return to Parson’s Bridge.