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Troublesome Wind

16 km / 10 miles

Cumbria
This walk in Cumbria follows the Pennine Way to the summit of Great Dun Fell, the second highest hill in the Pennines. It tells the story of Gordon Manley, the geographer who pioneered the collection of meteorological data and the Helm Wind that blows on these fells. It explores the spectacular scenery of the North Pennines to discover why they experience some of the most extreme weather in England and hear some remarkable accounts of Britainís only named wind with a reputation for blowing over horses and humans, and find out about one manís lifetime spent observing the weather.

Details are available on the Royal Geographical Society website below www.discoveringbritain.org with downloadable audio and narrative guides. This is one of a series of RGS walks with landscape themes being developed.

Among linking walks is an LDWA Anytime Challenge, the Helm Wind Walk, that heads onto higher moorland and Cross Fell starting from Carrigill, and also including Great Dun Fell.


Details:

Path Type
Other Paths
Attributes
Very Challenging; Moorland; Mountain
Start and Finish
NY680270 - Knock, Cumbria
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Open Date
2013
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
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Along Path
Hostel Accommodation
2 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
Fellside Cottages  (bookable online)
2 Km
< 1 Km
Other
Brow Farm Bed & Breakfast  (bookable online)
2 Km
< 1 Km
B & B Accommodation
Low Howgill Farm  (bookable online)
2 Km
15 Km
Self-catering
The Granary  (bookable online)
3 Km
15 Km
Self-catering
1 Km
15 Km
Self-catering
High Slakes  (bookable online)
2 Km
15 Km
Self-catering
Dunkeld Cottage  (bookable online)
4 Km
15 Km
Self-catering
Long Marton Station  (bookable online)
3 Km
16 Km

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Route Profile:

16.3 Km (10.1 miles)
716 m (2,349 ft) ascent
842 m (2,762 ft)  maximum height