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Middleboot Knots, Round How, Great End, Bowfell N Top

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Attachment(s) Wainwrights: Great End
Hewitts: Great End
Date walked: 26/08/2019
Distance: 17.8km
Ascent: 1366m
Views: 5


Aye Gill Pike

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 14/08/2019
Distance: 8.3km
Ascent: 360m
Views: 7


Idle Hill

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 17/07/2019
Distance: 11.3km
Ascent: 375m
Views: 11


Long Man Hill and Bullman Hills

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 08/07/2019
Distance: 16km
Ascent: 520m
Views: 14


Carnedd y Filiast North Top and Elidir Fawr

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Attachment(s) Hewitts: Carnedd y Filiast (Glyders), Elidir Fawr
Date walked: 04/07/2019
Distance: 9.3km
Ascent: 714m
Views: 8


Low Saddle and Ullscarf

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Attachment(s) Wainwrights: Ullscarf
Hewitts: Ullscarf
Date walked: 23/06/2019
Distance: 11.8km
Ascent: 740m
Views: 14


Plynlimon and Disgwylfa Fawr

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Attachment(s) Hewitts: Plynlimon (Pumlumon Fawr)
Date walked: 19/06/2019
Distance: 9.1km
Ascent: 600m
Views: 1


Cown Edge

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 09/06/2019
Distance: 7.2km
Ascent: 352m
Views: 27

Dufton Pike and Backstone Edge

Date walked: 22/05/2019

Time taken: 5.3 hours

Distance: 15.4km

Ascent: 799m

These are two hills in the North Pennines which don't make the Walkhighlands lists.Dufton Pike is a 481m Marilyn, while the Nuttall top of Backstone Edge (not to be confused with Blackstone Edge which is in the South Pennines) is over 2000 feet high but not prominent enough to be a Hewitt.


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I parked in the small village of Dufton and followed a track which goes north east, making a detour over the Pike.

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Dufton Pike


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This looked like a path but turned out to be a loose scree slope.


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Dufton from Dufton Pike


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Dufton Pike summit


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Eden Valley and Lake District hills


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Descent


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The track goes up through the steep valley as far as the shooting hut near Great Rundale Tarn, and then half a kilometre of pathless bog trotting leads to the small summit cairn.Fortunately the bog was mostly dry.

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Looking down at Dufton Pike


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Great Rundale Tarn


It's not the most impressive summit, just a small bump on the long flat ridge which leads up to Cross Fell and beyond.

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Backstone Edge summit


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Lake District hills


I then went down to the beaten-up trig point, and followed a path around the edge of the plateau as far as Narrowcove Beacon, where there's a large cairn overlooking High Cup Nick.

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Narrowgate Beacon


I could see the Pennine Way path a short distance below, but the drop down to it was a bit steep and bouldery.

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Once you're on the Pennine Way it's an easy walk back to Dufton.

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Pennine Way


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Dufton Pike again

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Snowdon via Llechog and Y Lliwedd

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Attachment(s) Hewitts: Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa, Y Lliwedd
Date walked: 15/05/2019
Distance: 19km
Ascent: 1500m
Views: 1

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Location: Manchester

Munros: 40
Corbetts: 5
Grahams: 6
Donalds: 7
Wainwrights: 214
Hewitts: 316
Sub 2000: 2
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Statistics

2019

Trips: 20
Distance: 257.7 km
Ascent: 13929m
Hewitts: 17
Wainwrights 4

2018

Trips: 40
Distance: 559.87 km
Ascent: 30211m
Munros: 11
Corbetts: 4
Grahams: 2
Donalds: 4
Hewitts: 28
Wainwrights 17

2017

Trips: 33
Distance: 491.8 km
Ascent: 23744m
Munros: 8
Grahams: 3
Donalds: 2
Hewitts: 41
Wainwrights 5

2016

Trips: 37
Distance: 460.7 km
Ascent: 29529m
Munros: 3
Hewitts: 61
Wainwrights 47

2015

Trips: 31
Distance: 477.5 km
Ascent: 30242m
Munros: 7
Hewitts: 70
Wainwrights 55

2014

Trips: 31
Distance: 430.38 km
Ascent: 31579m
Munros: 10
Corbetts: 1
Hewitts: 59
Wainwrights 52

2013

Trips: 25
Distance: 464.8 km
Ascent: 19365m
Hewitts: 49
Wainwrights 41

2012

Trips: 14
Distance: 165.47 km
Ascent: 9583m
Hewitts: 26
Wainwrights 16


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