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Horse Head Moor and Birks Fell Walk

By Dave Roberts   

on December 26, 2017    1/5 (1)

Posted as a walk in – England, Europe, Yorkshire Dales National Park

Horse Head Moor and Birks Fell Walk

Further Details

Route Summary:

This walk includes the Hewitt of Birks Fell

This walk includes the Nuttall of Birks Fell

Route Start Location:

16.75 km 460 m

Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

Activivity Type: Hard Walk

Summits and Places on this Route


none noted


Remember that we cannot outline every single hazard on a walk – it’s up to you to be safe and competent. Read up on Mountain Safety , Navigation and what equipment you’ll need.

Parking :

Public Transport:

Traveline for UK Public Transport

Recommended Maps


Horse Head Moor and Birks Fell Walk Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

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Horse Head Moor and Birks Fell Walk

A walk to one of the ‘new’ mountains – Birks Fell – that was resurveyed to be 610m high in 2006 and supplanting Horse Head moor as the highest point on this ridge.

All that pedantry aside, they both make a good moorland walk and a natural circuit from Upper Wharfedale in the Yorshire Dales.

Click here to view the full description and download the route in a new window (external site) – with the route page on the Yorkshire Dales National Park Website.


Photo credit: walkinguphills / Foter / CC BY

Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader. Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.
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