Randygill Top from Weasdale, Howgills

Introduction to Walk 1342

Photo from the walk - Randygill Top from Weasdale, Howgills

Region - Howgills

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km

Ascent - 1600 feet / 485 metres

Grade - moderate

The Howgill Fells in Cumbria offer grassy paths and fine scenery. This walk starts from Weasdale and includes the summits of Hooksey, Randygill Top and Green Bell. The views are generally good with the high mountains of the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District included in the panoramas on clear days. 

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Recommended Reading

The Lune Valley and Howgills - A Walking Guide

The Lune Valley and Howgills - A Walking GuideA guidebook to 40 walks, from 3 to 11 miles, exploring the Lune Valley and Howgill Fells, some of the most unspoilt countryside in northwest England. Set between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales and two other AONBs, the walking is hugely rewarding, near the centres of Sedbergh, Kirkby Lonsdale, Kendal and Lancaster.
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Further Information

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Howgills

Situated east of the Lake District, the Howgills lie mostly within the boundaries of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The Howgills are one of the forgotten walking areas in England. The "hippo like" outlines of the fells are distinctive, most often seen by those tearing up the M6 motorway between Kendal and Penrith. Despite the lack of crags it is great walking country and you can wander for hours in the knowledge you are unlikely to meet more than a handful of other people. Poor parking (except in Sedbergh and a few other areas) helps to keep the number of people wandering the Howgills to a minimum. More Information

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Accommodation Nearby

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Appleby-in-Westmorland
10.4 miles / 16.7 km away
Eden Holidays
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10.4 miles / 16.7 km away
Cumbria Cottages
Dent
10.5 miles / 16.8 km away
New Ing Lodge
Shap (Lake District)
10.9 miles / 17.5 km away
Mirefoot Cottages
Kendal
12.9 miles / 20.7 km away
Southlakeland Parks
Kendal
14.0 miles / 22.4 km away
Mardale Inn
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14.5 miles / 23.2 km away
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Dark Peak WalksDark Peak Walks - Guidebook to 40 walks in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District National Park. 35 circular routes for most abilities, from 8km to 19km, around Edale, Marsden, Fairholmes, Baslow and Castleton, including Kinder Scout and Mam Tor, and 5 longer (25km to 45km) routes highlighting the best of the Gritstone Edges, High Moorland and Deep Valleys. More information

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