Sunday 23 May 2021
A guided walk in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, to the summit of Cross Fell, highest point on the famous Pennine Way National Trail.
You will be in a small group of no more than five people plus your friendly, professional guide.
From the small village of Blencarn, we follow a track that leads to the base of Cross Fell, then skirts around Grumply Hill, gradually gaining height. If it's a clear day, we'll have views to Great Dun Fell and its radar station which looks like a giant golf ball sitting on the summit.
Continuing up the hillside, we'll eventually meet the long distance Pennine Way path which we follow to the summit of Cross Fell. Our descent is via a different path with stunning views (on a clear day) over the surrounding hills and countryside.
The distance is about 10 miles/16km with approximately 760 metres of ascent/descent. The terrain is rough in places and could be wet and boggy in places if there has been much rain.
The cost to join this walk is £38 per person. You are booking with Cath Lee who will guide the walk on the day.
We meet at 9:15am to be ready to set off at 9:30am.
The meeting place is the roadside, outside the village hall in the small village of Blencarn. The address is Riggside, Blencarm, CA10 1TX. That post code covers a wide area, so a sat nav might not take you to exactly the right place. It isn't obvious that it's a village hall, so please see the photograph for identification. Car parking is on the roadside wherever you can find a space nearby. Please park where the road is wide enough for a large vehicle to get past, and don't block any gateways.
If you would like to stay locally the night before or after this walk, the small town of Appleby-in-Westmorland, or the larger town of Penrith are not too far way. There are numerous smaller villages locally, many of which have B&Bs etc.