This was a pleasant day's walk over Cross Fell. A 57-year-old man with hypothermia on Cross Fell. 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. Cross Fell is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (10th highest in England, 27th highest in England & Wales). Fell Facts    Product Reviews/Gear Tests    Condition : I feel absolutely fine after today's walk. The team were also called out to rescue a lost man on Cross Fell, a couple lost while walking from Dufton to Garrigill and a 57 year-old man with hypothermia. All the walking routes up Cross The golf-ball-shaped radar installation on the summit of Great Dun Fell was built in the 1960s and serves to support civil air traffic control over the North Atlantic. //--> The route from Garrigill follows an interesting valley walk tracking the upper reaches of the River South Tyne to its source, including a short detour to view the impressive Ashgill Force waterfall. The highest point of this walk is Cross Fell at 893m (2931ft). Camping    Plotted with the plotaroute.com route planner. Route map for 'Cross Fell' - a 46.4km cycle route near Garrigill, UK. Join or log in above if you are already a member. Pack : Today I carried full camping gear. Fantastic views over to the lakes. Cross Fell is also classified as an English Marilyn (5th highest in England, 248th highest in the UK). The route then rises quite steeply up the side of a high ridge alongside a deep, man-made gully called a hush to intersect the Pennine Way long-distance walk on the highest surfaced road in Britain. Re: Anybody Walked Up Cross Fell? Lost path near Great Dun, south of Cross Fell. Great Dun Fell is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (23rd highest in England, 49th highest in England & Wales). The team were also called out to rescue a lost man on Cross Fell, a couple lost while walking from Dufton to Garrigill and a 57 year-old man with hypothermia. You need to log in as a member of Walkingworld to access the details for this walk. News    On my list to do this year,setting off from Garrigill,route is up to Cross Fell & Great Dun Fell then back via Trout Beck & the Tyne Trail.. Just wondered if theres any difficult scrambling bits to be aware of going up to Cross Fell,not a lover of heights but i,m fine if theres not a huge drop off,i,ll be doing it alone so i dont want to add any risks.. GPS Waypoints for Walking    Cross Fell is the highest of the Pennines, its vast summit looking out across the Vale of Eden to the Lakeland mountains. Sit and have a pint at Garrigill watching the many Pennine Way walkers hobbling in after their long slog over Cross Fell from Dufton. There is an open, cross-shaped stone shelter at the summit next to the trig point and from here a series of cairns guides you safely off the hill along the route of the Pennine Way, a reassuring aid if the cloud or fog descends. Photo Gallery    I wouldn't repeat this walk. The next stage is the 20 mile walk from Dufton to Alston which crosses the highest point on the Pennine Way, Cross Fell. In the distance past the plain is the Lake District. Cross Fell is 893 metres high. Meteorological equipment located on the fell has on occasions recorded wind speeds in excess of 100 miles an hour.Cross Fell at 2,929 feet is the highest point of the Pennines and is also the highest point in England outside of the Lake District. At its peak Garrigill was home to 1,000 people mainly employed in the lead mining industry, though its population numbers less than 200 now. This walk includes some wild country and it is recommended that a fine day is chosen before setting out. Greg's Hut is a stone-built shelter (mountain bothy) formerly a leadmining building but now adapted specifically for use by walkers as a refuge. A couple lost while walking from Dufton to Garrigill on the Pennine Way. Along the way you will also bag Backstone Edge (Dufton Fell) at 699m (2294ft). The official start of the South Tyne Trail is four miles south of Garrigill at Tyne Head, the source of the river (walk 19). The village grew up around the leadmining industry which at its peak supported a population of over 1,000. England - North England - Cumbria - North Pennines. Completed this walk on the 29th June 2013 as part of C2C training. For help logging on, see Help > FAQs > Logging On. Great Dun Fell is also known as an English Nuttall (29th highest in England, 57th highest in England & Wales). “The Pennine Way runs over the summit of Cross Fell and often draws visitors to the area from all over the world. Despite using the beam, only northern based stations were worked. For help see Help. x.type = 'password'; A lost man on Cross Fell. [email address] (NB. } else { Hill Skills    Sorry, but your browser does not appear to be accepting our cookies. Cross Fell summit I was looking forward to my first sight of Greg’s Hut, a bothy restored by friends of climber John Gregory who was killed in a climbing accident in the Alps in 1968. Be careful coming down off Cross fell as it is easy to lose the path. go4mailvariable='go4awalk.com' Please indicate where each photo was taken. Before the churchyard in Garrigill was consecrated, villagers used to have to carry their dead along this high, remote path – across the roof of the Pennines – for burial in the Eden Valley. Walk c293 Cross Fell and Great Dun Fell from Garrigill. Peak Bagging    The summit is crossed by the Pennine Way. The route is just 20 miles and goes from Garrigill City Centre along the South Tyne Trail to the source of the River South Tyne, over to the Tees and then follows Trout Beck to Dun Fell Hush, Great Dun Fell, Little Dun Fell, Cross Fell and the Pennine Way back to Garrigill … }. The walk carries on to intersect and cross the infant River Tees a mere four miles from its source, before tracking the almost entire length of the isolated Trout Beck, a major tributary of the upper Tees. Another highlight south of Garrigill is Ashgill Force (walks 3,19,39,58 and 86). The ambitious walker can continue on to the Tees and follow this to its source way up on the slopes of Cross Fell (walks 18, 27 and 76). Cross Fell is a summit in the North Pennines - Western Fells region or range in England. The Pennine Hills form the backbone of England and Cross Fell is their highest point. Garrigill - Ashgill Force - Tyne Head - Great Dun Fell - Little Dun Fell - Cross Fell - Garrigill Garrigill lies in the remote Cumbrian valley of the River South Tyne surrounded entirely by high fells. Peaks and Mountains    The return leg (Part 2 of the walk) 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 man and … Walking Gear Guides    Copyright ©1999, ©2021 Walkingworld Ltd. All rights reserved | Credits. The most popular way to climb Cross Fell is a start from Garrigill near Alston. Navigation Tips at Ashgill Force The South Tyne Way provides the outbound route to Ashgill Force. if (x.type === 'password') { Copyright © 2000-2021 TMDH Limited. NB. The return is via a set of sheep fields. There was a depressing sight to greet us at the village green however. To close this message click anywhere outside this window, • Find NewWalking Friends &Walking Groups, • Questions & Answers about Walking & Hiking, Can't find something? To the west of the Pennine Way, as it makes its long descent from Cross Fell towards Garrigill, is a large area of moorland largely untroubled by public rights of way. Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Great Dun Fell at 848m (2783ft). Even in fine weather Cross fell can attract a covering of cloud so it is essential that you have good navigational skills, an appropriate map and suitable equipment. See Help > FAQs - Logging On for details on how to enable cookies in your browser. All rights reserved. From Cross Fell the route follows the Pennine Way along a wide, stony bridleway that passes Greg's Hut on its long, gradual descent back to Garrigill. Click here for the A - Z, load all 31 walk photos from Walk c293 Cross Fell and Great Dun Fell from Garrigill, Questions & Answers about Walking & Hiking. The population today is nearer 200. Are you sure you wish to delete this comment? Introduction: Cross Fell in the Pennines is the highest hill in England outside the Lake District at 2,930 feet (893 m), the highest point of the Pennines and therefore deserves a visit. What’s more, you’ll also reach the summits of the second and third highest peaks in the Pennines, Great Dun Fell and Little Dun Fell. Route outline for walk c293: Garrigill - The Pennine Way - The South Tyne Trail - Low Crossgill - Ash Gill - Ashgill Force - Hole House Farm - Tynehead Farm - Tyne Head - River Tees - Dunfell Hush - Great Dun Fell - Little Dun Fell - Cross Fell - Skirwith Fell - Yad Stone - Greg's Hut (bothy) - Backstone Edge (Lambgreen Hills) - Long Man Hill - Black Band - Garrigill. The shelter, which was established in memory of John Gregory, a climber who was killed in a climbing accident in the Alps, is regularly maintained and stocked up with fuel to fulfill its purpose as a welcome sanctuary against the elements in this remote area of the Pennines. and we shall do our best to publish them. Birds, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Nature Trail, River, Waterfall, Wildlife. Walk Search    Long Man Hill is known as an English Nuttall (184th highest in England, 318th highest in England & Wales), Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c293 Cross Fell and Great Dun Fell from Garrigill, Bellbeaver Rigg (Tynehead Fell) from Tyne Head, Great Dun Fell and Little Dun Fell from the tall cairn on Cross Fell summit plateau, Waterfalls on Tyne Head near the source of The River Tyne, Small shelter on Long Man Hill with Great Dunn Fell, Little Dun Fell and Cross Fell in the background, The River South Tyne wearing it's autumn coat from near Hole House Farm, The Tyne Head Sculpture by Gilbert Ward marking the source of the South Tyne, The River South Tyne above Hole House Farm, . Walk Ideas and Collections    Log On/Accounts    Vary the descent by taking the path to the east of the fell. Very remote - never saw any other hikers all day. Little Dun Fell is also known as an English Nuttall (32nd highest in England, 60th highest in England & Wales). go4awalk.com Help    Home    (Hushing is the process of exposing lead ore by building a dam, filling it with water and then breaking the dam and letting the force of the water strip away the topsoil, leaving a gully). Walking Questions and Answers    They have contributed 14 public walk reports including this summit. It was about 2pm in the afternoon. Backstone Edge (Dufton Fell) is known as an English Nuttall (135th highest in England, 222nd highest in England & Wales); Long Man Hill at 658m (2159ft). It can be rather awkward to reach, involving some lengthy treks. Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Statement, A - Z    Find New Walking Friends    To add your walk photographs and pictures to this walk, please send them as email attachments (configured for any computer) along with your name to: