North Pennine Ridge South – Dufton to Hartside Pass via Cross Fell  No ratings yet.

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Route Summary: This walk includes the Hewitt of Cross Fell

This walk includes the Nuttall of Cross Fell

22.73 km 951 m

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

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North Pennine Ridge South – Dufton to Hartside Pass via Cross Fell Details

There’s no doubt that the North Pennines provide some wild and strenuous walking. The highest point, Cross Fell, isn’t easily ascended from any direction, and so any day in these hills is going to be a big one!

This route starts off in Dufton by following the Pennine Way and ascending Knock Fell, Great and Little Dun Fells before reaching Cross Fell itself. It continues along the ridge towards Hartside Pass to finish the day.

As this is a linear route, you’ll need to organise transport back to the beginning, or you can continue northwards over the remaining Pennine hills to Hallbankgate and make a weekend of it!

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Dave Roberts

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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