Walk #42: Dufton to Garrigill
Map of the walk
Maps courtesy of Google Maps. Route for indicative purposes only, and may have been plotted after the walk. Please let me have comments on what you think of this new format. For a detailed table of timings for this walk, please see the table file.
Considering how much I was not looking forward to today's walk, it went well. I hardly broke into sweat all day. That is not to say that it was easy, for it was not; more that the walk as I did it was a strenuous yet most fulfilling one.
I climbed up to Cross Fell (the highest point on the Pennine Way) with Hazel, and as she has a very slow pace climbing I found that I hardly exerted myself on this section at all. From the top of Cross Fell I left her with Michael and strode off alone, only to find Tony (who had done a different route from the top of Knock Fell) waiting for me on Carrigill village green with a pot of tea.
The views from the top of Cross Fell were amazing; 360 degree views, but especially amazing to the west, where you could look over fertile plains to the Lake District mountains and the sea.
All in all a good day. I am extremely pleased that I have finished it with so much energy spare. Things are looking good, which usually means that something bad is about to happen soon. ;*)
It is days like today that make me feel that life is great.
I am not going to bother giving any directions for any of the stages of the Pennine Way; there are many route descriptions produced that will better anything that I could produce. The main guides I used were the OS National Trail Guides, which come complete with strip maps of the route. Click on one of the links below to go to the Amazon page for each guide.
This makes a total distance of 15.4 miles, with 3337 feet of ascent and 2805 feet of descent.
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And finally, enjoy your walking!
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