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The Pennine Way

The Pennine Way passes through Dufton. The Pennine Way is a long-distance path from Edale in the Peak District to Kirk Yetholm in Scotland. The stages either side of Dufton are arduous and long, so Dufton is an essential break-point for most walkers. Pennine Way walkers are equipped for fair weather or foul, but if you venture onto the Fells during a holiday or short break in Dufton, please be properly equipped even if intending shorter routes. The weather can change very quickly with poor visibility as an additional test of navigation skills. On a good day the views across the Eden Valley to the Lake District are stunning. The southern leg of the Pennine Way from Middleton-in-Teesdale is around 19 miles and the northern leg over to Garrigill is 16 miles, traversing Cross Fell, at 893 metres the highest point in the Pennines.

For those interested in learning more, here is a link to the Pennine Way section of the National Trails Website.

Wainwright's Pennine Journey also passes through Dufton on the eastern leg of its 247 mile circular journey. There is a link here to the LDWA website for those who wish to see more details - membership is required.

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