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Great Shunner Fell from Hardraw
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Photo from the walk - Great Shunner Fell from Hardraw

Nat Park - Yorkshire Dales - Wensleydale

County/Area - North Yorkshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 9.2 miles / 15 km

Ascent - 1500 feet / 455 metres

Time - 6 hours 10 minutes

Grade - mod/hard

A Yorkshire Dales walk from Hardraw near Hawes to the summit of Great Shunner Fell. This linear route follows the Pennine Way which makes navigation realtively easy. The terrain is rough, wet in places and with little shelter. As a bonus, the views from the summit are superb. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.

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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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Walking in the Yorkshire Dales: South and West

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