Cross on the Fell : Alteknacker: 24/08/2020: 4: A walk to the Pennine's highest. Lost path near Great Dun, south of Cross Fell. North Pennines - England's Siberia 3. A variation on this bigger theme is to walk the whole North Pennine watershed from Hartside to Dufton, taking in Cross Fell and High Cup: Route CardNorth Pennine Watershed Please help UKHillwalking continue to provide varied and free content by becoming an official UKH Supporter. The holiday home has 2 bedrooms, a TV, an equipped kitchen with a microwave and a fridge, a washing machine, and 1 bathroom with a bath or shower. What's in a name? Low cloud, windy, cold. All the walking routes up Cross Snow can be found in gullies on the north side of Cross Fell as late as May in most years. A 57-year-old male with hypothermia on Cross Fell. There are several options in Dufton, including YHA Dufton and Dufton Caravan Park, which has a camping area for tents. At just under 3000 feet, Cross Fell's summit is the highest point in England outside the Lake District, and although this mountain is more plateau than peak, its sheer bulk gives it an undeniable physical presence. "Which makes it one metre taller than Pillar, with its … Cross Fell View is situated in Dufton. Many make their ascent via the waymarked Pennine Way, up to Knock Fell, over Great and Little Dun Fells and on to the impressive dry-stone shelter that marks the summit of Cross Fell. Local pub: The Stag Inn, Dufton, offers real ale and bar meals. A 19 mile hike over the north Pennine hills including the highest point of the Pennine Way, Cross Fell. So far, all we’ve asked is that you visit and interact with the site, but we are now in uncertain times. The route is around 30km (18.7 miles) in length with just over 1,000m of ascent. UKHillwalking contributor Alex Roddie has set himself an ambitious target for 2017, to walk 1500 miles. This would have been about the same time as British Cumbria became nominally part of English Northumbria. The Pennine Way connection: Cross Fell is perhaps most frequently climbed by Pennine Way hikers. 2. The name is a bit of both according to my understanding of the legend. 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. Alex Roddie takes a lightning tour of Helvellyn's equally worthy neighbour Fairfield, focus of two classic horseshoe walks, and a... Alex Roddie explores one of Torridon's finest, the complex and dramatic Beinn Eighe massif. 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. Its sheer bulk always impresses me when you see it 12 miles away towering over Penrith when travelling east on the A66, especially when it's snow capped. Fair warning: there are bogs. I think this is the point where I conclude that I simply don't get the Pennine Way. The highest bothy in England: Greg's Hut is located just to the north of the summit, next to the Pennine Way, and was once used as a blacksmith's shop as part of the nearby lead mines. Three of England’s major rivers rise near to the summit – the Tyne, the Tees and the Wear. Lost path near Great Dun, south of Cross Fell. Snow has been known to lie on Cross Fell for up to 140 days a year. Cross Fell is a summit in the North Pennines - Western Fells region or range in England. With it came a double celebration, for Cross Fell is not just any old fell. Cross Fell View is a lovely mid-terrace cottage close to the village of Dufton just five miles from Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria. Cross Fell. If you appreciate UKHillwalking then please help by becoming a UKH Supporter. Where to stay? Penrith MRT leader Rob Holden said: "Cross Fell is Cumbria’s eighth highest fell at 893 metres. Squat and grey, it blends into its surroundings but eventually I spotted it and decided to have a more sheltered rest. Climb Cross Fell | Where2Walk Best where2walk.co.uk. This was a pleasant day's walk over Cross Fell. The southern uplands of Scotland and the Cheviots can also be seen from here. On the other side of the hill, there's YHA Alston and Haggs Bank Bunkhouse (which also offers camping). There's a little extra interest, too, in the rather grandly named Melmerby High Scar – a low band of broken cliffs overlooking the village of Melmerby. Don't miss High Cup Nick, an impressive geological feature popular with walkers, and the North Pennines very Standing at 893m above sea level, we’d reached the highest point of the whole of the Pennine Way. Read more. Angela Moroney walked up on August 6th, 2020 [from/via/route] milburn [with] SOLO. The southern uplands of Scotland and the Cheviots can also be seen from here. Couple lost on Cross Fell. There are plenty of ways to approach the peak, with the small yet well-catered village of Dufton to the south being an obvious base for your visit. It's the highest bothy in England at 700m, and also one of the busiest, with hundreds of visits a year. Dufton Pike is a graceful, steep sided fell on the edge of the vast Pennine Moors. The origin of the name isn't known for sure. The most popular way to climb Cross Fell is a start from Garrigill near Alston. We need to look at new ways to ensure we can keep providing our content and features whilst maintaining our key aim of allowing free access to everyone. Lost path. The Pennine Way goes over Cross Fell from Dufton via Great Dun Fell to Garrigill and Alston. Lost man on Cross Fell. Guests at the holiday home can enjoy cycling nearby, or make the most of the garden. 5. The next stage is the 20 mile walk from Dufton to Alston which crosses the highest point on the Pennine Way, Cross Fell. In times gone by Cross Fell was associated with demons and was often known as the “Fiends Fell”, possibly because of the great wind it can produce in the valley of the Eden to its west. Also in the cottage is a kitchen and a sitting room with woodburner and a conservatory with dining area. Not any old mountain weather: The chance of bad weather's to be expected on any British hill, but Cross Fell has a unique meteorological phenomenon up its sleeve. Pack : Today I carried full camping gear. Langdon Beck to Dufton Alston to Haltwhistle Cross Fell and Great Dun Fell, the latter with its distinctive golf ball radar. trailmasher: 07/08/2020: 4: Up on the roof of England (Dufton to Alston) nigheandonn: 23/04/2019: 4: Cross Fell & the Dun Fells : poppiesrara: 23/04/2017: 3: Up on the Roof : johnkaysleftleg: 17/04/2016: 3: Pocket full of Pennines. It is located at the northern end of the Pennine moors and has extensive views of the Lake District, the west coast and also the east coast. A 10.75 mile circular walk climbing Cross Fell, the highest of the Pennines, via the steep Eden Scarp. Lost path. Pendle Hill in Lancashire is one, Cross Fell and High Force in the North Pennines, and the Cheviot being amongst the others. Cross Fell is the highest mountain in the Pennine Hills of Northern England and the highest point in England outside the Lake District.It is located in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.It lies within the historic county boundaries of Cumberland and the modern council area of Cumbria. Melmerby Fell is rather like Cross Fell in miniature, but it has the advantage of being accessible from the road at Hartside Top (575m) to the north. © UKClimbing Limited. A 57-year-old male with hypothermia on Cross Fell. Outdoor Shops Walking and Rambling in Dufton You can approach Cross Fell, the highest point along the Pennine Way from the hostel. Low cloud, rain and cold. Cross Fell View Holiday home entices guests with 2 bedrooms with views of Durham Tees Valley and Tees Valley. All rights reserved. Couple lost while walking from Dufton to Garrigill. The other was to revisit a walk I’d first done in August 2010 visiting Dufton Pike and Brownber Hill. Identifying individual Lakeland peaks from this distance is likely to test your knowledge, but Blencathra is reasonably easy to identify, with Sharp Edge appearing prominent. Also in the cottage is a kitchen and a sitting room with woodburner and a conservatory with dining area. Alternatively, you may have camped or stayed at a B&B in Dufton. High winds, low cloud, rain and cold. Personality: Vast, daunting, stern – a landscape that takes no prisoners. UKH Articles and Gear Reviews by Only a hill. The Pennine Way is the UK's oldest long-distance trail, threading a route along the spine of the Pennines, and Cross Fell is its highest point. Three of England’s major rivers rise near to the summit – the Tyne, the Tees and the Wear. Read more. In bad weather it can be a real test of your skills and fitness. This solid and very well-constructed edifice is about 8ft high and has four walls protruding out to offer shelter, plus stone seating. With its distinctive soft curves, and unmissable size, Skiddaw is a fell of stature and bearing, the ever-present backdrop to bustling... Big, complex, and impressively remote, Ben Alder might just be the perfect all-round mountain, reckons Alex Roddie. The highest point on the Pennine Way. Known as the Helm Wind, this fierce gale of hurricane proportions, can strike most unexpectedly during the spring. Low cloud, rain and cold. Nearby, the summit of Great Dun Fell becomes clear and as the water level continues to drop, the islands of Cross Fell and Great Dun Fell get larger and eventually merge into a single, larger island. Alex Roddie heads to the rolling high point of the Cheviots, looking for a place called the Bizzle. The highest peak, Cross Fell, is just 2 miles further north and you should be able to see it in the distance (weather permitting!). Low cloud, windy, cold. Plan to start at Cowgreen Reservoir, over High Cup Nick into Dufton before traversing Great Dun fell, Little Dun Fell and Cross Fell. In the end I decided to leave Burney Hill for later in the year when the days would be long enough for me to include it in a walk with Cross Fell. 3. Summit view: On a clear day, the view westward from the summit is extensive, looking across the broad vale of the Eden Valley towards the Cumbrian fells. Mark Davidson climbed on February 14th, 2007 [with] MK and his mate who did all the Charity Walks (incl Land's End to John O'Groats) [weather] Clear & Sunny with a touch of snow on the tops - lovely When the Helm Wind's blowing, walking up or down the western flank can be difficult. Cross Fell View is a lovely mid-terrace cottage close to the village of Dufton just five miles from Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria. Read more. The Walk: There are a select few walks in the North of England that I have not yet done (written December 2008). If viewed through mist from a distance it might be mistaken for a landed flying saucer. 4. Cross Fell-manjaro as I like to call it. Cross Fell is 893 metres high. The section of this walk from Dufton to Garrigill can present a long and challenging journey for the inexperienced hill-goer. The highest point in England outside of the Lake District. Event tracker, to provide safety and dot watching fun for your family and friends. Lost path. It is the only named wind in the British Isles. Hidden gem: The most direct route up or down Cross Fell from the Eden Valley side is via Wildboar Scar, and this path passes close by a small 412m summit called Grumply Hill. Dufton is famous for it’s Helm Wind: The Helm Wind is a named wind in Cumbria, England, a north-easterly wind which blows down the south-west slope of the Cross Fell escarpment. We are now at the summit of Great Dun Fell. It is advised that the ascent should be undertaken in fair weather as it requires some tricky navigation, although the descent is along a good track. If you're looking for even more of a leg-stretcher, start by climbing up into High Cup Nick, the wonder of the North Pennines, and navigating over largely pathless terrain to join up with the Pennine Way on Knock Fell. Dufton is at the centre of the Helm Wind area – one of the best examples in Britain of a ‘local wind’ – a phenomenon caused by cold easterly air rising over Cross Fell then rushing down the steep escarpment where it meets warm air, which rises and causes a turbulent air-stream. It used to be Fiends Fell on account of the angry spirits until St Augustine visited during his mission from Rome (597-604) to bring the pagan English to Christianity and to try to bring the Celtic church of the British under the dominion of Rome. Cross Fell © Lankyman, Jan 2012 Best route: A complete circuit of Great Dun Fell (848m) and Cross Fell from Dufton, returning via the route of A Pennine Journey through Milburn, is a classic way to enjoy this mountain. The views are … Snow has been known to lie on Cross Fell for up to 140 days a year. Advertise here. Alex Roddie climbs everyone's favourite miniature mountain in the Peak District - Mam Tor, an easily won summit that's home to prehistoric remains and a spectacular landslip. We’d done well indeed. The cottage can sleep four people in one double bedroom, and one twin together with a family bathroom. As if to celebrate, a small crack formed in the cloud, revealing a patch of blue underneath. The path took us downhill out of Dufton through a delightful, canopy-shielded country lane, and then we emerged in the shadows of the hefty hills before us.