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Dufton Today

Dufton is a thriving community with the Village Hall, Youth Hostel, Post Box Pantry, The Grandie Caravan Park and The Stag Inn providing services both for villagers and the many visitors who pass through or stay in the Village. There is a car park with toilets (maintained by the Parish Council). The rural economy is built predominantly on farming: sheep and tractors pass regularly through the Village, so visitors are asked to drive with caution on the narrow surrounding roads and to walk with consideration for livestock. Many visitors come to walk on the Pennine Way, which passes through the Village - the spectacular volcanic amphitheatre of High Cup Nick is 3.5 miles along the southern section and attracts many day-walkers. Dufton Ghyll, with the towering walls of its old sandstone quarries, provides a lowland contrast to the rugged paths of the Pennines and is a great riverside walk. A number of businesses are located in the Village - the recent acquisition of full fibre broadband through the subsidised rural scheme has given on-line capabilities which are unrivalled in many cities.

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