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Dufton not Dufftown!!
by L-Hiking » Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:44 pm
Date walked: 22/11/2011
Time taken: 2.5
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As my wife and I were travelling to see some relatives on the west coast I suggested we set off from York a little earlier and have a stroll up to work some appetite up for the coming Sunday Dinner. So we left York at 08.00 in thick mist which did not clear until well on the way over the A66. Indeed the mist did not seem to clear South of the road all day yet it did to the North. It was as if there was a barrier preventing the mist from clearing to the South or spreading Northwards.
The walk took just over 2 hours and having just done it, I would like to recomend it to anyone who has not climbed it. it is a pleasant stroll, although steep at first, it would make a great introduction to anyone interested in the fell walking hobby
The following are a few of pictures I took at the top of the fell, just to highlight its beauty, and to prove that the best views are not necessarily the highest or hardest to get to.
On the return the path at Coatsike Farm was very muddy and therefore to avoid the mud it may be a good idea to turn right at the bottom of the hill down the track which leads through Far Close then take a left on the minor road back to Dufton
by SusieThePensioner » Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:56 pm
It was a Baryte mineLuvhiking wrote:Looking to Brownber Hill and Threlkeld Side, the track to the right is the old mine road which was situated at the head of the valley, not sure if it was lead or iron ore
by L-Hiking » Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:11 pm
by SusieThePensioner » Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:42 pm
Luvhiking wrote:Susie you are the font of all knowledge
Afraid I just know how to do a google search
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