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Dodging Abigail in the North Pennines
by andy63 » Fri Nov 27, 2015 2:24 pm
Hewitts included on this walk: Black Fell, Thack Moor
Date walked: 12/11/2015
Time taken: 3.2
Distance: 12 km
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To minimize the risk of getting blown off a cliff I decided to go for Thack Moor. I got an early start and arrived at the village of Renwick at about 10am.
Thack Moor from Renwick: 6.5 km, 390m ascent, 1hr42min.
There's a disused tip not far from the top of Thack Moor, and the track leading up to it from Renwick makes it a very straightforward ascent,.
Having got back down in less than 2 hours I didn't feel like I'd done enough walking to justify the long drive up, so I drove a few miles to Hartside Summit on the A686 and headed up to Black Fell.
Black Fell from Hartside Summit: 5.6km, 141m ascent, 1hr26min
With the start point being so high, Black Fell wasn't much of a climb, although it was a good exercise in bog-hopping.
Hartside Top Cafe (which I think must be the highest cafe in England) doesn't normally open on Thursdays in winter, but for some reason they decided to do an extra day, so I got a pie and chips for lunch before driving back home.
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