High Cup NickL112
- A geography lesson for anyone
- Well situated above pretty Dufton
- Great views over the Eden Valley
After miles and miles of hard, but typical walking along the rough moorland of the central spine of England walkers completing the Pennine Way suddenly come across the spectacular geographical feature of High Cup Nick and the impressive glaciated U shaped valley of High Cup Gill. It is a glorious situation, one of the very best in Northern England with the valley opening up under your feet and the wide expanses of the Eden Valley glistening in the distance.
However for those not wanting to undertake the Pennine Way the simple ascent from Dufton is rightly popular and great walk for anyone, last time I was up I passed a school party who were clearly enjoying themselves (well done the teachers, a real lesson when geography comes alive).
Recommend: A steep descent through the nick brought me quickly to the valley floor and a different perspective off both the valley and its head.
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|OS Map:||O/S 1.25,000. OL19 Howgills & the Upper Eden Valley Buy Map Now|
|Start Point:||NY 690250. A clear sign to the Nick is at the east end of Dufton|
|Height to Climb:||455ms (1,492 feet)|
|Terrain:||The Pennine Way is followed to the Nick itself and the return is via a grassy path in the valley floor|
|Eating & Drinking:||Enjoy the excellent Stag Inn in Dufton|
|Similar Walks Nearby:||Great Dun Fell from Dufton
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