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An inspirational guidebook to 50 classic walks on the rolling Pennine landscape. The graded routes, between 6 and 13 miles in length, cover classic Pennine fells and moorland such as Whernside, Ilkley Moor and Pendle Hill; exploring the North and South Pennines, Yorkshire Dales, Howgills and Dark Peak. Many routes are also suited to fell running.
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An inspirational guidebook to 50 memorable expeditions throughout the Pennines, the iconic backbone of England. The exact area of the Pennines is difficult to define. In terms of this book they extend no further south than Mam Tor above Edale, and not much further north than Cross Fell, the highest summit of the Pennines, lying on the eastern edge of Cumbria. Within this area is an amazing, and often frustrating, succession of landscapes fashioned from river valleys, moorlands and upland peat bogs, and penned in by a host of cities, towns and villages to form an area that weaves a rich and interesting story of industrial development together with a strong cultural heritage.
These circular walks are all graded, making this guidebook equally suitable for first-time and more experienced walkers looking for new corners of the North Pennines, Howgills, Yorkshire Dales, South Pennines and Dark Peak.
Walks are graded in four ways:
Walk 23 – Nappa Cross, Rye Loaf Hill and Victoria Cave: the route information box is missing. It is:
Distance: 17.5km (11 miles)
Height gain: 340m (1115ft)
Time: 5–6 hours
Grade: moderately demanding
Start point: SD894658
Getting there: Malham Tarn car park
Maps: Ordnance Survey OL2 (Yorkshire Dales: Southern and Western area)
After-walk refreshment: Pubs and cafés in Malham and Settle
Walk 48 – Rowlee Pasture and Alport Castles: the route information box is missing. It is:
Distance: 15km (9¼ miles)
Height gain: 515m (1690ft)
Start point: Derwent valley SK173893
Getting there: Fairholmes car park (pay and display; toilets, refreshments, visitor centre)
Map: Ordnance Survey OL1 (The Peak District: Dark Peak area)
After-walk refreshment: Snack bar at visitor centre; Snake Pass Inn on Snake Road; pubs and cafés in Glossop, Sheffield and Hathersage
About this guide
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Before you start
1 Thack Moor and Black Fell
2 Melmerby Fell and Fiend’s Fell
3 Cross Fell
4 High Cup Nick and Backstone Edge
5 Cauldron Snout and Widdybank Fell
6 High Force and Cronkley Fell
7 Harter Fell and Grassholme
8 Bowes Moor
9 Hartley Fell and Nine Standards Rigg
10 Lunds Fell, Hugh Seat and High Seat
11 Wild Boar Fell and Swarth Fell
12 Green Bell
13 The Fairmile Circuit
14 Cautley Spout and The Calf
15 The Calf from Sedbergh
16 Great Shunner Fell and Lovely Seat
17 Upper Swaledale and Rogan’s Seat
18 Dodd Fell Hill and Drumaldrace
19 Gragareth and Great Coum
22 Giggleswick Scar
23 Nappa Cross, Rye Loaf Hill and Victoria Cave
24 Pen-y-Ghent and Plover Hill
25 Fountains Fell
26 Janet’s Foss, Gordale Scar and Malham Cove
27 Buckden Pike
28 Great Whernside
29 Cracoe Fell and Thorpe Fell
30 Elslack Moor and Pinhaw Beacon
31 Rombalds Moor and Ilkley Moor
32 Pendle Hill
33 Boulsworth Hill
34 Delf Hill and Stanbury Moor
35 Wadsworth Moor
36 Worsthorne Moor and Black Hameldon
37 Thieveley Pike and Cliviger Gorge
38 Bride Stones Moor
39 Luddenden Dean and Midgeley Moor
40 Stoodley Pike
41 Langfield Common
42 Blackstone Edge
43 Rooley Moor and Cowpe Lowe
44 White Hill and Piethorne Clough
45 Saddleworth Edges
46 Lord’s Seat and Mam Tor
47 Kinder Downfall
48 Rowlee Pasture and Alport Castles
49 Back Tor and Derwent Edge
50 Stanage Edge
Appendix 1 Concise walk reference and personal log
Appendix 2 Bibliography