Garrigill - Cross Fell - Melmerby Fell - Leadgate - Garrigill: Part 2 of 2

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This is the second part of a 20.3-mile circular walk and is a continuation of Walk 7362. Together, guides 7362 and 7363 contain all of the information required for the full walk, that should be completed in a single day.

A challenging high-fell endurance walk across remote moorland, peaking with the ascent of Cross Fell, the highest point on the Pennine Chain at a little under 3,000 feet. The return leg also starts with several miles of rugged moorland, but ends with a glorious wooded, riverside stroll along the valley of the South Tyne, in complete contrast to the openness of the fells.

The first 1.9 miles of this part of the walk (Part 2) is across boulder-strewn moorland that leads to the intersection with the 'Maiden Way'. A short climb up onto Melmerby Fell is followed by another long walk across a fairly flat fell with a trek downhill on a grassy and then stony track. A long pull (the last!) up to the main road is followed by a section on flat and then descending roads to the hamlet of Leadgate. The last 2.9 miles back to Garrigill is a very pleasant flat walk through meadows and on wooded, riverside paths tracking the River South Tyne.

England - North England - Cumbria - North Pennines

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