Dufton Pike

Dufton Pike

Eden Valley

Route: Dufton Pike

Area: Eden Valley

Date of walk: 13th July 2016

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 5.1 miles

Ascent: 1,200 feet

Weather: Cloudy but plenty of sunny spells, a few spots of rain

Dufton Pike stands at a height of 1,578 feet and seen from the starting point in Dufton appears to be quite a challenge – this route (sourced from ‘Walking in Cumbria’s Eden Valley’ by Vivienne Crow) avoids any difficulties and is an easy but very enjoyable fell walk

I parked in Dufton, in the public car park near the village green, and followed a lane by the side of the old chapel. This eventually emerged onto open fellside and after following an easy bridleway gently uphill I started up the steepish slope of the fell. There were wonderful views all around as I made my way up and I was soon enjoying even better views from the summit

An easy descent down the grassy slopes was followed by a walk along quite muddy lanes and paths back to the start

As with my other Eden Valley walks this year I enjoyed almost complete solitude – just two other local dog walkers in 3 hours. The valley deserves to be better known and if it weren’t for the nearby Lake District it would be, it’s a wonderful area for walking and I can highly recommend it

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