Cross Fell from Kirkland Hall

Cross Fell is the highest point in the Pennines, and commands views over the Eden Valley to the Lake District, Scotland, Northumberland, and the Tyne and Tees Valleys. It is the only place in England with a named wind peculiar to itself; the Helm Wind. This can appear with little or no warning, and is very disorientating.

Our route takes us along the corpse road from Kirkland Hall and around High Cap. from where we gradually ascend to meet the Pennine Way to Cross Fell itself. We return via the bridleway past Wildboar Scar, and pass the Hanging Gardens of Mark Anthony. These are old cultivation terraces, said to date back to Roman times.

The walk should take us around five hours to complete, and is 8.5miles/13.5k in length.