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Two Centre Trek

Cumbria, Lancashire, Northumberland

179 km / 111 miles
The Two Centre Trek was devised by LDWA member David Law and links two points that are reputed to be the 'centre of Britain'. According to calculations by Ordnance Survey the centre of Britain is a location 7 km north west of Dunsop Bridge, Lancashire, by Whitendale Hanging Stones on Brennand Farm in the Forest of Bowland. Alternatively, the town of Haltwhistle in Northumberland has a claim to be the centre of Britain as it lies at the mid-point along the mainland’s longest line of longitude.

The route uses a mixture of well-known long distance paths such as the Pennine Way, Dales Way and Hadrian's Wall Path as well as paths across access land that are not marked on OS maps but are clear on the ground.

From the start at Dunsop Bridge the route crosses the Forest of Bowland fells, visits Wray, follows the river Lune to Kirkby Lonsdale, and across fells to Dent where the Dales Way is followed to Sedbergh. A traverse of the Howgills leads on to Orton, Appleby-in-Westmorland and Dufton. The highest point on the route is reached on Cross Fell at nearly 3,000 feet. From Alston the South Tyne Trail, a former railway line, and the Pennine Way are followed to Greenhead where Hadrian's Wall Path is soon joined for the final section to Haltwhistle.


Details:

Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Challenging
AONB
Moorland
River
Start: SD660500 - Dunsop Bridge, Lancashire View on StreetMap
Finish: NY709642 - Haltwhistle, Northumberland View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2019

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Route Description - PDF Two Centre Trek  (David Law  - 2019 ) Download File
Looseleaf Two Centre Trek  (David Law  - 2019 )

Maps:

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
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 86, 87, 91, 97, 98, 102, 103
OS Landranger Active 86, 87, 91, 97, 98, 102, 103
OS Explorer 2, 7, 19, 31, 41, 43
OS Explorer Active 2, 7, 19, 31, 41, 43

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
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The Bull Hull Holiday Cottage  (bookable online)
4 Km
36 Km
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Hipping Hall  (bookable online)
3 Km
36 Km
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Dale Meadows  (bookable online)
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37 Km
Self-catering
Long Meadows Cottage  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
37 Km
Self-catering
Kirkby Lonsdale Cottages  (bookable online)
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38 Km
Self-catering
Absoluxe  (bookable online)
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38 Km
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Horse Market B&B  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
38 Km
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Jasmine Cottage  (bookable online)
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Plato's  (bookable online)
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Sun Inn  (bookable online)
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Low Branthwaites  (bookable online)
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Pippin Cottage  (bookable online)
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63 Km
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Crossthwaite Farm Cottage  (bookable online)
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63 Km
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Whernside View  (bookable online)
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The Black Bull Inn  (bookable online)
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63 Km
Walkers are Welcome
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The Lodges at Artlegarth  (bookable online)
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The Black Swan  (bookable online)
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78 Km
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The Tower House  (bookable online)
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78 Km
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Kelleth Old Hall  (bookable online)
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Primrose Cottage  (bookable online)
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Cross Keys Inn  (bookable online)
3 Km
84 Km
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Charles Stuart @ Orton Hall  (bookable online)
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86 Km
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Clove Cottage  (bookable online)
2 Km
96 Km
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2 Km
99 Km
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The Limes  (bookable online)
2 Km
103 Km
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Mallard House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
104 Km
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Appleby Castle  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
104 Km
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Low Edge Cottage  (bookable online)
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Bank End House  (bookable online)
2 Km
106 Km
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The Hollies  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
106 Km
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Brow Farm Bed & Breakfast  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
111 Km
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Dunkeld Cottage  (bookable online)
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112 Km
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112 Km
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Fellside Cottages  (bookable online)
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112 Km
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114 Km
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High Slakes  (bookable online)
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114 Km
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Low Howgill Farm  (bookable online)
3 Km
114 Km
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The Granary  (bookable online)
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114 Km
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Kirkland Hall Cottages  (bookable online)
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125 Km
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137 Km
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Isaac's Byre  (bookable online)
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137 Km
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< 1 Km
137 Km
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Sunrise Cottage  (bookable online)
4 Km
137 Km
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Ghyll Burn Cottage  (bookable online)
1 Km
141 Km
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Barn End  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
142 Km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 Km
143 Km
Walkers are Welcome
< 1 Km
143 Km
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Alston Art Apartments  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
143 Km
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Lowbyer Manor Country House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
144 Km
Bunk House
3 Km
166 Km
Group Accommodation
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166 Km
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168 Km
Camp Site
3 Km
176 Km
Bunk House
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176 Km
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176 Km
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177 Km

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178.1 Km (110.7 miles)
4,434 m (14,547 ft) ascent
890 m (2,920 ft)  maximum height

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