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Grey Nag and Middlehope Moor

Grey Nag and Middlehope Moor


Postby andy63 » Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:13 pm

Hewitts included on this walk: Grey Nag, Middlehope Moor

Date walked: 16/10/2016

Time taken: 5.1

Distance: 16.3 km

Ascent: 555m

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Part1: Grey Nag and Tom Smith's Stone Top
Distance 14.4km
Ascent 525m
Time 3h 50m


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I started this one from the village of Slaggyford, just north of Alston, using a track which leads up to a shooting lodge. I did this on a Sunday as they don't usually have shooting on Sundays. There was no problem with access on this occasion, although it's not an official right of way and would probably be closed on days when there's shooting going on.

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From the wooden shooting hut a rough boggy path goes up along side the wall and along the ridge to the summit.

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Grey Nag summit


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I went a bit further along the ridge to visit the Nuttall summit of Tom Smith's Stone Top - not the most dramatic mountain on that list. I didn't bother visiting the actual Stone, but went back down by the same route.

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Tom Smith's Stone Top


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Descent


I then drove a few miles up the road to Middlehope Moor.

Part2: Middlehope Moor
Distance 1.95km
Ascent 30m
Time 32min


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As it was getting late I only had time for a short walk, so I parked on the B6295 near the 'Welcome to Northumberland' sign. From here it's a short walk across the moor to the cairn which marks the highest point of the big flat summit area. I then had to hurry back to the car as I didn't want to be climbing over peat hags in the dark.

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Re: Grey Nag and Middlehope Moor

Postby ChrisW » Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:57 pm

Nice little 'steal' on that last one Andy, I can never quite interest myself in going back up once I've gone all the way down...just lazy I think :lol:
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