For a more user-friendly walk, you might prefer The Pleasant Pennine Way Blog.I’m using ‘pleasant’ and ‘perverse’ for effect, obviously, in fact I enjoyed both itineraries more or less equally. Alternatively, you may have camped or stayed at a B&B in Dufton. Introduction: Cross Fell in the Pennines is the highest hill in England outside the Lake District at 2,930 feet (893 m), the highest point of the Pennines and therefore deserves a visit. Cross Fell: another spot in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it’s the highest point of the entire Pennine Way, at 893 meters. The Pennine Way goes over Cross Fell from Dufton via Great Dun Fell to Garrigill and Alston. For those, like myself, who like striding out on the moors on a breezy spring day this is a good walk. The highest point on the Pennine Way. “Cross Fell is high and it is remote, … The Pennine Way is a National Trail in England. The 20-mile stage from Dufton … It is a long, 268 mile (429 km) hike from Edale in Derbyshire to Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders. In Alston there are supermarkets, pubs, restaurants as well as good value accommodations which should motivate you to continue another 4 miles. Day 9 of my Pennine Way walk from Dufton to Alston. There’s a trig point at the top as well as a sheltered area which help keep you on track at the summit. The Pennine Way is the UK's oldest long-distance trail, threading a route along the spine of the Pennines, and Cross Fell is its highest point. Fortunately the rain was not too strong so my bag was ok. It descends to Greg's Hut before picking up the Corpse Road to Garrigil and the fields to Alston . The Pennine Way goes over Cross Fell from Dufton via Great Dun Fell to Garrigill and Alston. Welcome to The Perverse Pennine Way Blog. There, we met a lad with a lump of iron. For the latest weather, check here which was accurate for the day I visited. I was the first to leave, casting a concerned eye at the thick clouds swirling over and around a completely invisible Cross Fell and feeling sorry for the Norfolk siblings who, southbounders, would soon be heading for the summit. A problem I had was the velcro on my poncho was blown apart. On the western side of the fell there are a series of small valleys, including Greatdale, Littledale, Kirkdale and Ardale whose streams find their way into the River Eden. Die Pennines [ˈpɛnaɪnz] (dt. The challenging Pennine Way is an absolute classic in the annals of British walking. I’d not allowed myself to consider this beast up until now. . Cross Fell is the highest mountain in the Pennine Hills of Northern England and the highest point in England outside the Lake District. The Pennine Way is the UK's oldest long-distance trail, threading a route along the spine of the Pennines, and Cross Fell is its highest point. Cross Fell is the highest point in the Pennines at 893m in altitude. More importantly, prepare for high winds, cold and rain (even in the Summer) as it’s incredibly unpredictable over the three summits. Finally, it’s not uncommon for the winds to reach 100mph. “Cross Fell lies at an altitude of 893m within the North Pennines area of outstanding natural beauty and is the highest point on the Pennine Way. I think I had much more luck than poor old Simon. Alston is one of the best stops on the Pennine Way. He posed for a few pictures before I continued to Alston. You could then make your ascent - via the waymarked Pennine Way - up to Knock Fell, over Great and Little Dun Fells (the former adorned with a gaint “golf ball” radar station reminiscent of Disney’s EPCOT Centre) and finally onto the impressive cross-shaped dry stone shelter that marks this impressive top. Even the route by which the Pennine Way left the village had a mining link, following a lane once used by miners on their way to the small mines on the fells ahead. 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The southern uplands of Scotland and the Cheviots can also be seen from here. From Dufton the Pennine Way climbs back up the fells, passing in turn the summits of Knock Fell, Great Dun Fell, Little Dun Fell and finally Cross Fell, at 893 metres (2,930 ft) the highest point on the entire path. Cross Fell Area; Northwest Highlands. Next up are Little Dun Fell followed by Cross Fell before a long moorland walk to Garrigill and Alston. Cross Fell is the highest mountain in the Pennine Hills of Northern England and the highest point in England outside the Lake District.It is located in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.It lies within the historic county boundaries of Cumberland and the modern council area of Cumbria. The highest point in England outside of the Lake District. This hasn’t happened to me on the Pennine Way, everybody I met was friendly and supportive. The mountain of such girth it harbours its own weather system. Use the interactive map to plan your own trip, use the distance calculator and save your itinerary. Additionally, I checked the Cross Fell weather forecast which stated 45 mile winds and rain. As you get higher towards the Great Dun Fell summit you’ll pass a few small waterfalls. The gentle rolling of the moors will build you up for the highest point on the Pennine Way, Cross Fell. This route from Kirkland is probably the shortest way. Part of the walk I rate as amber. The 893m fell, Cumbria’s eighth highest, is part of the Pennine Way. The final significant obstacle between us and the Leeds-Wednesday game. It was as if I had escaped! All Pennine Way walkers, and indeed virtually all those who have walked on Cross Fell, will know Gregs Hut on the Pennine Way on what is a lengthy stage from Dufton to Garrigill where sadly there is limited accommodation following the closure of the pub. The mountain of such girth it harbours its own weather system. However, it won’t take long until you reach the initial ascent to Great Dun Fell. However, it’s bad on your feet with 8 miles of your feet pounding hard ground. When I reached the summit there was a 45 mph wind and intermittent rain. It was a bright sunny day, as well as the hottest day of the year up to that point. If you’re walking the Pennine Way from South to North, you’ll have just experienced the most beautiful day on the whole journey. As a matter of fact, I was able to see rain clouds heading into the Pennines which cause a different weather system up here. The Pennine Way, a mountain journey across the backbone of England, became the very first British National Trail on April 24th 1965. I'm James, a solo traveler from Yorkshire, UK. There are good value hotels, B&Bs, youth hostels and campsites. 11th April 2015 – Distance: 10.4 miles: Blencarn – The Rigg – Cringle Moor – Littledale – Wildboar Scar – Pennine Way – Cross Fell – Stoop Band – Kirkland – Blencarn Lake – Blencarn. It is advised that the ascent should be undertaken in fair weather as it requires some tricky navigation, although the descent is along a good track. Fortunately, there is a paved path although some parts are being swallowed by bogs. Publicans, dog walkers and even gamekeepers cheerfully suggested campsites. Pennine Way long distance footpath in England. “The Pennine Way runs over the summit of Cross Fell and often draws visitors to the area from all over the world. Maybe you found a good spot to wild camp on High Cup Nick? It is the highest bothy in England sitting on the 700metre contour line. The highest point on the Pennine Way is Cross Fell, which sits at a lofty height of 893 meters. There is a paved path to the Great Dun Fell summit. . (The Pennine Way follows the River Tees from Middleton in Teesdale). It is not difficult to understand, as there are few waymarks and the paths are sometimes indistinct. Pennine Way Day Twelve; Dufton to Alston- 20 Miles I woke early and made a cuppa, which I took back to bed. As soon as I descended from Cross Fell, the wind and howling stopped, as did the rain. The final significant obstacle between us and the Leeds-Wednesday game. In addition, there are restaurants, pubs, takeaways, supermarkets and chemists. The next stage is the 20 mile walk from Dufton to Alston which crosses the highest point on the Pennine Way, Cross Fell. However, you’re incredibly exposed to the winds as you cross these three peaks. This was the walk where we finally got round to climbing Cross Fell, the highest summit in the Pennines and the highest mountain in England outside of the Lake District. It crosses some of the finest upland landscapes in England, from the Peak District, through the Yorkshire Dales, across the North Pennines and over Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland, through the Cheviots and down into Scotland. . This circular walk visits the noteworthy Cross Fell, the highest point of the Pennine Range and the highest peak in England outside of the Lake District. The Pennine Way in this area is well maintained and progress onto Little Dun Fell and Great Dun Fell (with its radar station) is fast. The highest point in England outside of the Lake District. If you’re in need of a rest day I recommend Alston as your stop. Toggle between the options below to show available markers. Over this fell, countless hikers have got lost when the fog lies low and dense around the landscape. Pray for clear weather and no winds as you pass over Cross Fell. The Pennine Way in this area is well maintained and progress onto Little Dun Fell and Great Dun Fell (with its radar station) is fast. The Pennine Way - Day 9. Well today it was a pussy cat, sunny warm and not a chance of losing the path. To the south-east of the summit, in the saddle with … I’d not allowed myself to consider this beast up until now. That’s Cross Fell. Little Dun Fell is the third highest peak on the Pennine Way. Snow has been known to lie on Cross Fell for up to 140 days a year. With it came a double celebration, for Cross Fell is not just any old fell. More importantly, there’s a nice sheltered area next to a bridge which is a good place to sit down and eat before you head higher where you’re exposed to wind. Cross Fell is located in the Pennine Hills of North England, it is also the highest point on the Pennine Way trail. This walk is reproduced with permission from Circular Walks on the Pennine Way by Kevin Donkin, published by Frances Lincoln. We were up in the Cheviots in a freezing cold mountain hut, on the verge of completing the Pennine Way. During my last mile of the Dufton to Alston Pennine Way route I saw a hedgehog on the path. Posted on November 17, 2020 November 22, 2020 by Steph. It’s also the 11th highest mountain in England at 893 meters. Of course, you cannot go inside. Cross Fell Wiki page. Cloud and snow on Cross Fell from The Pennine Way at Great Rundale Beck. There is a mountain refuge a little further on if you need it. 429 kilometer lang .. Vejen går fra Edale, i det nordlige Derbyshire Peak District, nordpå gennem Yorkshire Dales og Northumberland National Park, med endepunkt i Kirk Yetholm, ved den skotske grænse.. Vandrevejen går langs bjergkæden Penninerne, som ofte beskrives som Englands rygrad.. Pennine Way er ikke United Kingdom's længste vandrevej . The trail stretches for 268 miles (431 km) from Edale, in the northern Derbyshire Peak District, north through the Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland National Park and ends at Kirk Yetholm, just inside the Scottish border.The path runs along the Pennine hills, sometimes described as the "backbone of England". The 20-mile stage from Dufton to Alston is regarded as the hardest day on the entire route. A 10.75 mile circular walk climbing Cross Fell, the highest of the Pennines, via the steep Eden Scarp. Finally, although I was there in Summer, it was very cold at the summit made worse by wet weather – don’t be caught out. The section of this walk from Dufton to Garrigill can present a long and challenging journey for the inexperienced hill-goer. auch Penninen) sind ein rund 400 km langes Mittelgebirge in England.Sie verlaufen vom Peak District in den Midlands über Teile von Greater Manchester, die Yorkshire Dales, die West Pennine Moors in Lancashire und die Cumbria Fells zu den Cheviot Hills an der Grenze zu Schottland.Die Pennines werden häufig als das „Rückgrat Englands“ bezeichnet.