North Pennine Ridge – North – Hartside Pass to Hallbankgate

By Dave Roberts   

on February 21, 2015    No ratings yet.

North Pennine Ridge – North – Hartside Pass to Hallbankgate

Further Details

Route Summary:

This walk includes the 2 Hewitts of Black Fell, Cold Fell

This walk includes the 2 Nuttalls of Black Fell, Cold Fell

20.9 km 270 m

Activivity Type: Strenuous Walk

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

Summits and Places on this Route


Check out the businesses nearby for more places to stay and drink.


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.

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Public Transport:

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North Pennine Ridge – North – Hartside Pass to Hallbankgate Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

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North Pennine Ridge – North – Hartside Pass to Hallbankgate

This is a tough route over the northernmost North Pennine hills of Black Fell and Cold Fell from Hatside Pass. The starting point is 575m high, but you’ll need to organise transport at both ends to complete this route.

You can also start the route at Dufton in order to complete a full traverse of the North Pennine ridge – North Pennine Ridge South – Dufton to Hartside Pass via Cross Fell – ideal for a weekend wild camp, and if you time it right you may even have breakfast at the Hartside Cafe in the morning.

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Photo credit: GregBowie / 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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