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.
The Lune Valley and Howgills - A Walking Guide
A 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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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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