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High Cup Nick from Dufton via Middle Tongue
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Photo from the walk - High Cup Nick from Dufton via Middle Tongue

Region - North Pennines

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Andy Chaplin

Length - 9.3 miles / 15.1 km

Ascent - 1400 feet / 424 metres

Time - 6 hours 0 minutes

Grade - moderate

High Cup Nick in the Cumbrian Pennines is one of the great landscape features of the UK. This walk starts from Dufton with its beautiful village green and continues via Middle Tongue to reach High Cup Nick before returning along a section of the Pennine Way. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

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Length - 10.5 miles / 17.1 km
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Knock Fell & High Cup Nick from Dufton
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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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