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Six Peaks Trail

77 km / 48 miles

Cumbria, N Yorks
The Six Peaks Trail follows the line of the railway from Settle to Kirkby Stephen taking in Pen-y-Ghent, Ingleborough, Whernside, Great Knoutberry, Swarth Fell and Wild Boar Fell and is divided into four sections for ease of transport and accommodation. Each section ends at a railway station and can easily be tackled in stages using the train. This is a challenging route with over 9300 feet of ascent and in mountain bagging parlance all six peaks are Nuttalls and Hewitts and all but Swarth Fell are Marilyns. The landscape is exposed and good clear weather is a must for those seeking the excellent views which are on offer in this part of the Yorkshire Dales. The guide book 'Dales Rail Trails' features shorter walks along the railway and by linking some of these this 48 mile route makes an excellent challenge.


Details:

Path Type
Other Paths
Attributes
Very Challenging; Moorland; Mountain
Start
SD817635 - Settle Rail Station, N Yorks
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Finish
NY762066 - Kirkby Stephen Rail Station, Cumbria
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Open Date
2012

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Paperback
Dales Rail Trails (Skyware - 2012)

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Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger
9198
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9198
OS Explorer
21941
OS Explorer Active
21941

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
From Path
Along Path
B & B Accommodation
Littlebank Guest House  (bookable online)
3 Km
< 1 Km
Bunk House
5 Km
13 Km
Hostel Accommodation
5 Km
25 Km
Bunk House
< 1 Km
31 Km
Hotels
The Fat Lamb Country Inn  (bookable online)
2 Km
71 Km
Hotels
The Black Swan  (bookable online)
4 Km
74 Km
Self-catering
Stay Lambing Live  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
75 Km
Self-catering
Waitby School  (bookable online)
3 Km
77 Km
Self-catering
Manor Lodge  (bookable online)
2 Km
77 Km
Self-catering
Burblet Cottage  (bookable online)
2 Km
77 Km
Hostel Accommodation
2 Km
77 Km
B & B Accommodation
Lockholme Bed and Breakfast  (bookable online)
2 Km
77 Km
Walkers are Welcome
2 Km
77 Km

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Route Profile:

76.7 Km (47.7 miles)
2,812 m (9,226 ft) ascent
727 m (2,385 ft)  maximum height