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Helm Wind Walk

Cumbria

The Walk takes its name from the notorious Helm Wind which often rages fiercely on the summit of Cross Fell, at 2,960ft the highest point on the route and on the Pennine Way. Care should be taken when attempting the Walk, especially in poor weather conditions.

The walk starts and finishes in Garrigill near Alston and may be walked either clockwise or anti-clockwise. It traverses Cross Fell and Great Dun Fell with its radar station golf ball. It passes through the Moor House National Nature Reserve and the sources of both Rivers Tees and South Tyne are near at hand. Ash Gill Force provides either a dramatic introduction or finale depending on which way round the walk is done!

Another shorter walk based on a similar theme is Troublesome Wind, one of a series with landscape-related themes being developed by the Royal Geographical Society (see linked paths below) whose website includes more details on the origins of this wind.


Details:

Path Type: Anytime Challenges
Attributes: Anytime Challenges
Challenging
Moorland
Start and Finish: NY744415 - Garrigill, Cumbria View on StreetMap
Web Sites: LDWA Cumbria Group - Helm Wind Anytime Challenge

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Route Description - PDF Helm Wind Walk Route Description pdf  (LDWA Cumbria Group  - October 07 ) Download File
Badge & Certificate Badge & Certificate for Helm Wind Walk  (LDWA Cumbria Group )

Maps:

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Camping Barn
Bunk House
Self-catering

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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
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Bunk House
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Barn End  (bookable online)
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2 Km
Self-catering
Ghyll Burn Cottage  (bookable online)
5 Km
2 Km
Self-catering
Kirkland Hall Cottages  (bookable online)
4 Km
12 Km
Self-catering
Isaac's Byre  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
32 Km
Self-catering
Sunrise Cottage  (bookable online)
4 Km
32 Km

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Route Profile:

31.2 Km (19.4 miles)
844 m (2,769 ft) ascent
890 m (2,920 ft)  maximum height

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