START from the centre of the village of Bardsley.

From the centre head south past the Old Star, and just after the Duke of Wellington take a path left of a cottage.

Across a footbridge it ascends between fields onto a road.

Go briefly left then right up Woodacre Lane.

At the top it passes a school and drops to a T-junction in Bardsey.

Cross to the churchyard to find a small gate at the bottom, opposite the porch.

A path drops to a footbridge and up into a field.

Slant right to the fieldside and up to the brow, joining an enclosed path. Go left to an access road leading past houses onto the A58.

Cross and go briefly left to find a fieldside path heading away to meet a track.

Here take a hedgeside path rising right.

Over a brow it drops to the corner, then left through undergrowth.

Further, cross a footbridge into a field, and go left to a stile onto a driveway. Go briefly left to the gates of Moat Hall.

Turn right on an enclosed path round two sides of a field, bridging a beck and on beneath an old rail bridge.

Just beyond a ruinous mill it runs through undergrowth to the heathery knolls of old quarries at Pompocali.

Ascend the path straight ahead, and at an early fork keep right above the drop to your left.

With heather mounds to your right advance to the brow, and at the end is a T-junction.

Drop left to a gate onto an enclosed track, then left down to a ford/bridge. Without crossing, take a gate on the right into Hetchell Wood.

A good path heads away beneath Hetchell Crags, emerging at the end into a field.

Keep to the left side, around a corner and into a second field to enter trees at another corner.

The path heads straight on through this largely wooded area, ignoring branches left.

Towards the end cross the old railway and down to the A58.

Cross and turn right past the Bardsey junction, and a short way further take a path left into suburban Cornmill Close.

Rise past the old mill and continue straight up a drive to Bardsey Grange.

Don’t enter but take a small gateway left, and a path climbs to a fence at the top enclosing Castle Hill’s motte and bailey site.

Go left, the path becoming enclosed to run past the mound back into Bardsey.

Return to the church junction and turn right to the historic Bingley Arms.

Opposite it take a driveway going right with a stream.

At its head pass right of the right-hand gateway and an enclosed path heads away to emerge into a field.

Advance to a stile in undergrowth, then cross the bottom edge of a field above a wood.

At the end turn up the hedgeside onto Wike Lane, and go right to return to East Keswick.

This walk is taken from one of Paul’s many books, entitled ‘Walking Country – Harrogate & the Wharfe Valley (£5.99).