Farleton Fell & Hutton Roof

  • A fell of Special Scientific Significance
  • Excellent limestone walking
  • Views over the Lakes & Dales

There are 2 types of people who climb Hutton Roof Crags and its neighbour Farleton Fell- those who are ticking summits and spend their time battling the thick gorse on its lower slopes and those who are there to appreciate the almost unique limestone scenery along both their long broad ridge. I admit to being the first  when I first climbed the fell, suffering in the gorse on the direct ascent but my next two climbs were for pleasure and a full appreciation of both the extensive views and walking amongst the limestone. This corner of the country has some special walking with an isolated limestone belt cropping up here and at Whitbarrow to the west before emerging in its full glory at Ingleton and Settle. Take time to explore  this limestone in all its glory.

Recommend: Take in both hills in a walk to extend the pleasures of this type of walking.

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OS Map: O/S 1.25,000. The English Lakes South East Buy Map
Start Point: SD 571782.m Park in Hutton Roof and aim for the footpath leading out the south end of the village.
Height to Climb: 255 ms (836 feet)
Terrain: Walking on limestone is excellent although the paths over the summit areas are not clear.
Eating & Drinking: Kirkby Lonsdale is the base for the walk and its pretty centre has a good choice of places to eat and drink.
Similar Walks Nearby: Whitbarrow near Kendal
Lovely Barbondale
An Ingleborough Climb
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