Walk #42: Dufton to Garrigill ZZ08 Hazel admiring the view on the climb up to Great Dunn Fell. The most popular way to climb Cross Fell is a start from Garrigill near Alston. load all 31 walk photos from Walk c293 Cross Fell and Great Dun Fell from Garrigill, Send us your photographs and pictures from your walks and hikes. var x = document.getElementById('password'); Completed this walk on the 29th June 2013 as part of C2C training. Peaks and Mountains    For help logging on, see Help > FAQs > Logging On. Walk Ideas and Collections    The summit is crossed by the Pennine Way. Cross Fell summit I was looking forward to my first sight of Greg’s Hut, a bothy restored by friends of climber John Gregory who was killed in a climbing accident in the Alps in 1968. The route then rises quite steeply up the side of a high ridge alongside a deep, man-made gully called a hush to intersect the Pennine Way long-distance walk on the highest surfaced road in Britain. “The Pennine Way runs over the summit of Cross Fell and often draws visitors to the area from all over the world. Cross Fell is also classified as an English Marilyn (5th highest in England, 248th highest in the UK). Sit and have a pint at Garrigill watching the many Pennine Way walkers hobbling in after their long slog over Cross Fell from Dufton. This route from Kirkland is probably the shortest way. function myFunction() { For help see Help. Free example walks, See/Show Password Walks    Walking Gear Guides    Places to Stay    Plotted with the plotaroute.com route planner. To climb Cross Fell follow the route of the Pennine Way on a large and well constructed track. The walk up to Cross fell is great. A lost man on Cross Fell. The three adjacent peaks form part of an escarpment that runs from the south-east to the north-west, with views to the west of the Eden Valley and the high peaks of the Lake District beyond, to the east the valleys of the Tees and South Tyne and to the north-west, the Solway Firth and the southern uplands of Scotland. NB. Hill Skills    Garrigill - Ashgill Force - Tyne Head - Great Dun Fell - Little Dun Fell - Cross Fell - Garrigill Garrigill lies in the remote Cumbrian valley of the River South Tyne surrounded entirely by high fells. On the whole the walk is ruined by the last 6 miles of hardcore/rubble access track which is an absolute killer on the feet. The village grew up around the leadmining industry which at its peak supported a population of over 1,000. A rollercoaster of terrain follows where the route traverses in turn the summits of Great Dunn Fell with its Air Traffic Control station, Little Dunn Fell and finally Cross Fell, the highest point of the walk. Competitions    There are 515 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Cross Fell. Little Dun Fell is also known as an English Nuttall (32nd highest in England, 60th highest in England & Wales). Log On/Accounts    There’d be no welcoming pint of ale to celebrate a long day’s walking; the village pub was empty and boarded up. I wouldn't repeat this walk. GPS Waypoints for Walking    Climb Cross Fell | Where2Walk Best where2walk.co.uk. From Cross Fell the route follows the Pennine Way along a wide, stony bridleway that passes Greg's Hut on its long, gradual descent back to Garrigill. The top of the fell comprises a huge, relatively flat plateau over half a mile long. Alternatively, you may have camped or stayed at a B&B in Dufton. Cross Fell is also known as an English Nuttall (12th highest in England, 30th highest in England & Wales). Another highlight south of Garrigill is Ashgill Force (walks 3,19,39,58 and 86). The population today is nearer 200. document.write('' + go4mailvariable + '<\/a>') There was a depressing sight to greet us at the village green however. Route outline for walk c293: Garrigill - The Pennine Way - The South Tyne Trail - Low Crossgill - Ash Gill - Ashgill Force - Hole House Farm - Tynehead Farm - Tyne Head - River Tees - Dunfell Hush - Great Dun Fell - Little Dun Fell - Cross Fell - Skirwith Fell - Yad Stone - Greg's Hut (bothy) - Backstone Edge (Lambgreen Hills) - Long Man Hill - Black Band - Garrigill. The population today is nearer 200. Find new companions for walks in North West England. Name: Garrigill, Eden Place type: Village Location: Grid Ref: NY 7442 4160 • X/Y co-ords: 374425, 541604 • Lat/Long: 54.76869965,-2.39905175 Before the churchyard in Garrigill was consecrated, villagers used to have to carry their dead along this high, remote path – across the roof of the Pennines – for burial in the Eden Valley. Cross Fell from Little Dun Fell Apart from a very long walk from Garrigill in South Tynedale on the Pennine Way most approaches to Cross Fell tend to come from the west. Condition : I feel absolutely fine after today's walk. In the distance past the plain is the Lake District. Part of the walk I rate as amber. Cross Fell, Little Dun Fell and Great Dun Fell The next part of the walk follows the crest of the ridge for 3¼ miles (5 kilometres). Cross Fell is 893 metres high. Find New Walking Friends    It even has its very own wind known as the Helm Wind, a north-easterly that blows mainly during the spring. It was about 2pm in the afternoon. The return is via a set of sheep fields. Walk Search    The ambitious walker can continue on to the Tees and follow this to its source way up on the slopes of Cross Fell (walks 18, 27 and 76). x.type = 'text'; The long, high ridge stretching south from Cross Fell’s summit takes in Little Dun Fell (2762ft/842m) and Great Dun Fell … Cross Fell is the highest point on the Pennine Way. Vital Statistics: Length: 20ml (32km) Ascent: 2,905ft (885m) Time: 10 … It can be rather awkward to reach, involving some lengthy treks. The highest point of this walk is Cross Fell at 893m (2931ft). Photo Gallery    Walking | Garrigill - Great Dun Fell - Cross Fell - Garrigill | This is a classic High Pennines walk through an area that is often described as 'England's Last Wilderness'. Product Reviews/Gear Tests    The team were also called out to rescue a lost man on Cross Fell, a couple lost while walking from Dufton to Garrigill and a 57 year-old man with hypothermia. Pack : Today I carried full camping gear. The Hopkins National Trail Guide states about Cross Fell that "it may have taken two thirds of the day to come one third of the way", so we were relieved to only have to get to Garrigill, eliminating the time-pressure of four extra miles. Cross Fell is a summit in the North Pennines - Western Fells region or range in England. Along the way you will also bag Backstone Edge (Dufton Fell) at 699m (2294ft). 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. [email address] (NB. Birds, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Nature Trail, River, Waterfall, Wildlife. A 57-year-old man with hypothermia on Cross Fell. Camping    To contribute to go4awalk.com or to contact us about anything at all - see Talk To Us. In 1.5 miles there is a short detour to view Ashgill Force, a waterfall on the Ashgill Burn that flows under a road-bridge on the B6277 and falls an impressive fifty feet into a pool before flowing into the South Tyne. (Hushing is the process of exposing lead ore by building a dam, filling it with water and then breaking the dam and letting the force of the water strip away the topsoil, leaving a gully). Copyright © 2000-2021 TMDH Limited. You need to log in as a member of Walkingworld to access the details for this walk. Talk to us    } else { Squat and grey, it blends into its surroundings but eventually I spotted it and decided to have a more sheltered rest. Garrigill - Ashgill Force - Tyne Head - Great Dun Fell - Little Dun Fell - Cross Fell - Garrigill Garrigill lies in the remote Cumbrian valley of the River South Tyne surrounded entirely by high fells. Long Man Hill is known as an English Nuttall (184th highest in England, 318th highest in England & Wales), Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c293 Cross Fell and Great Dun Fell from Garrigill, Bellbeaver Rigg (Tynehead Fell) from Tyne Head, Great Dun Fell and Little Dun Fell from the tall cairn on Cross Fell summit plateau, Waterfalls on Tyne Head near the source of The River Tyne, Small shelter on Long Man Hill with Great Dunn Fell, Little Dun Fell and Cross Fell in the background, The River South Tyne wearing it's autumn coat from near Hole House Farm, The Tyne Head Sculpture by Gilbert Ward marking the source of the South Tyne, The River South Tyne above Hole House Farm, . This email address is protected by JavaScript. A challenging high-fell endurance walk across remote moorland, peaking with the ascent of Cross Fell, the highest point on the Pennine Chain at a little under 3,000 feet. Even in fine weather Cross fell can attract a covering of cloud so it is essential that you have good navigational skills, an appropriate map and suitable equipment. Walk Report. All rights reserved. Peak Bagging    There is an open, cross-shaped stone shelter at the summit next to the trig point and from here a series of cairns guides you safely off the hill along the route of the Pennine Way, a reassuring aid if the cloud or fog descends. Be careful coming down off Cross fell as it is easy to lose the path. if (x.type === 'password') { Please indicate where each photo was taken. The Pennine Hills form the backbone of England and Cross Fell is their highest point. Route map for 'Cross Fell' - a 46.4km cycle route near Garrigill, UK. Join or log in above if you are already a member. Navigation Tips at Ashgill Force The South Tyne Way provides the outbound route to Ashgill Force. and we shall do our best to publish them. Starting from the south end of Garrigill, follow the Pennine Way signs all the way to Greg's Hut, an open bothy. To close this message click anywhere outside this window, • Find NewWalking Friends &Walking Groups, • Questions & Answers about Walking & Hiking, Can't find something? England - North England - Cumbria - North Pennines. Meteorological equipment located on the fell has on occasions recorded wind speeds in excess of 100 miles an hour.Cross Fell at 2,929 feet is the highest point of the Pennines and is also the highest point in England outside of the Lake District. Great Dun Fell is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (23rd highest in England, 49th highest in England & Wales). The team were also called out to rescue a lost man on Cross Fell, a couple lost while walking from Dufton to Garrigill and a 57 year-old man with hypothermia. The best introduction to the style of riding they offer is to tackle an out and back ride up the bridleway that climbs to the northern shoulder of Cross Fell from the lovely village of Garrigill. Your Stories    Greg's Hut is a stone-built shelter (mountain bothy) formerly a leadmining building but now adapted specifically for use by walkers as a refuge. You will also reach the summit of Little Dun Fell at 842m (2763ft). Vary the descent by taking the path to the east of the fell. Great Dun Fell is also known as an English Nuttall (29th highest in England, 57th highest in England & Wales). } The route is just 20 miles and goes from Garrigill City Centre along the South Tyne Trail to the source of the River South Tyne, over to the Tees and then follows Trout Beck to Dun Fell Hush, Great Dun Fell, Little Dun Fell, Cross Fell and the Pennine Way back to Garrigill … Lost path near Great Dun, south of Cross Fell. See Help > FAQs - Logging On for details on how to enable cookies in your browser. Over the ages the force of the water has eroded away the soft rock behind the falls, allowing passage without getting wet. Walk c293 Cross Fell and Great Dun Fell from Garrigill. Sorry, but your browser does not appear to be accepting our cookies. On my list to do this year,setting off from Garrigill,route is up to Cross Fell & Great Dun Fell then back via Trout Beck & the Tyne Trail.. Just wondered if theres any difficult scrambling bits to be aware of going up to Cross Fell,not a lover of heights but i,m fine if theres not a huge drop off,i,ll be doing it alone so i dont want to add any risks.. Home    Initially the path is hard-going, it being difficult to distinguish between boggy grass and mossy stream. The return leg (Part 2 of the walk) also starts with several miles of rugged moorland, but ends with a glorious wooded, riverside stroll along the valley of the South Tyne, in complete contrast to the openness of the fells. To the west of the Pennine Way, as it makes its long descent from Cross Fell towards Garrigill, is a large area of moorland largely untroubled by public rights of way. 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. Very remote - never saw any other hikers all day. Access is available to Walkingworld subscribers or you can buy the walk individually for £1.95 once you are logged in. Cross Fell is the highest of the Pennines, its vast summit looking out across the Vale of Eden to the Lakeland mountains. Copyright ©1999, ©2021 Walkingworld Ltd. All rights reserved | Credits. Despite using the beam, only northern based stations were worked. Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Great Dun Fell at 848m (2783ft). You can also submit photos via our Facebook Page. A couple of miles of fairly flat terrain follows before the South Tyne, fed by lots of small gills, sikes and burns, steadily rises to its source, where it emerges from a spring in the lower slopes of Tynehead Fell at a point marked by a large stone sculpture. Click here for the A - Z, load all 31 walk photos from Walk c293 Cross Fell and Great Dun Fell from Garrigill, Questions & Answers about Walking & Hiking. 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