START from the corner by the White Lion and church.

Since its 1980s bypass Kildwick has escaped the bustle of the Aire Valley.

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.

Cross the arched Parson’s Bridge over the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, and a flagged path rises alongside a tree-lined stream.

At the top it emerges into a field, rising to join a road.

One minute 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.

Your route goes left, soon leaving the road opposite Starkey Lane by a briefly enclosed path on the right. Through a kissing-gate it rises onto the edge of Farnhill Moor, whose heathery surrounds open pleasantly out.

The main path heads directly away, rising gently and running to the farm at Crag Top.

Through a gate to its left the main body of the moor is underfoot.

At a near immediate fork remain on the main path to the left.

This path rises above old quarries and then more thinly but always clearly through bracken, scrub and scattered trees.

Further on it rises again to the Jubilee Tower.

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.

You can continue inland directly away to a large cairn that soon appears.

When you get here, turn sharp left on a little path that runs north to soon reach the wall ahead.

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 onto 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 all the way to Kildwick.

Features of this popular walk 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.

Farnhill’s canalside buildings are on parade before the canal crosses the village street on an aqueduct to return to Parson’s Bridge.