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Wild Boar Fell & Swarth Fell from Cotegill Bridge
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Photo from the walk - Wild Boar Fell & Swarth Fell from Cotegill Bridge

Nat Park - Yorkshire Dales - Howgill Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km

Ascent - 1500 feet / 455 metres

Time - 5 hours 0 minutes

Grade - moderate

Wild Boar Fell and Swarth Fell overlook Mallerstang and provide the basis for an excellent walk on the boundary of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Starting from Cotegill Bridge alongside the Settle and Carlisle Railway, the walk crosses a limestone pavement before reaching higher ground. Views are excellent throughout. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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Walks in the Yorkshire Dales

Walks in the Yorkshire DalesGuidebook to 50 of Jack Keighleys favourite walks in the Yorkshire Dales. All the walks are circular, and range from 4.5 to nearly 8 miles. They vary from simple valley strolls (ideal as half-day 'family rambles') to strenuous fell expeditions. Hand-written and profusely illustrated in Jack's highly distinctive style.
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