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High Cup Nick from Dufton
Introduction to Walk 1339

Photo from the walk - High Cup Nick from Dufton

Region - North Pennines

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 10.5 miles / 17.1 km

Ascent - 1400 feet / 424 metres

Time - 6 hours 40 minutes

Grade - moderate

This Cumbria walk in the North Pennines is one of the finest walks in Britain. Starting from Dufton with its beautiful village green, this route takes you across wild moorland before reaching High Cup Nick - one of the most spectacular places in Britain. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

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Walks from the same start

Walk 3011
Dufton Pike from Dufton
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 3070
Knock Fell & High Cup Nick from Dufton
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km
Walk 3421
High Cup Nick from Dufton via Middle Tongue
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.3 miles / 15.1 km

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1.3 miles / 2.2 km away
Dufton Pike and Dufton from Knock
Grade - easy
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Walk 3071
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Cross Fell & Great Dun Fell from Kirkland
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km
Walk 3274
8.4 miles / 13.5 km away
Cronkley Scar & Cauldron Snout from Cow Green
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 1683
8.4 miles / 13.5 km away
High Cup Nick from Cow Green Reservoir
Grade - moderate
Length - 12.8 miles / 20.8 km
Walk 3336
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Cauldron Snout from Cow Green Reservoir
Grade - easy
Length - 3.6 miles / 5.9 km
Walk 3593
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Meldon Hill from Cow Green Reservoir
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.2 miles / 15 km
Walk 1084
11.0 miles / 17.6 km away
Garrigill to Alston & back via Nenthead
Grade - moderate
Length - 13.1 miles / 21.3 km
Walk 1388
11.5 miles / 18.3 km away
Hartley circular from Kirkby Stephen
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Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Walk 1447
11.5 miles / 18.3 km away
Nine Standards Rigg from Kirkby Stephen
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km
Walk 2538
11.5 miles / 18.3 km away
Nateby & Waitby Common from Kirkby Stephen
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.2 miles / 10.1 km

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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Walking in the North Pennines

Walking in the North PenninesThis guidebook describes 50 day walks across the North Pennines, England's remotest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty taking in parts of Cumbria, County Durham and Northumberland. Most of the routes are circular and they range from 5 to 14 miles, with something to suit all abilities. Route descriptions are accompanied by 1:50K OS mapping.
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