/ Littondale, Halton Gill/Foxup and surrounds.
Im planning my single Xmas hill walk and I keen to try somewhere Ive not been before; Ive focused the head of Littondale and Halton Gill/Foxup.
Does anyone know this area? The walk Im looking to do is a counter clockwise, onto Plover Hill then, Fountains Fell (avoiding Pen-y-Ghent as Ive been here before and I dont want to re-tread steps), Darnbrook Fell Birks Fell and return.
Is this a circular which can be done in a few hours as I wont have much time and are the paths nicely marked, especially between Plover and Fountains Fells?
I don't have a map to hand so can't comment on timings etc but:
-this is a really nice part of the Dales
- Plover Hill is a huge bog at this time of year...and probably even more so given all the recent rain.
It's all a bit clarty round here at the moment and it's forecast to rain every day up to and including Christmas Eve.
Personally, I'd go from Kettlewell to Cam Head, Down track to Starbotton. FP to Buckden Mine & descend waterfalls FP to Buckden. Redmire to Firth Fell and SE along ridge to meet BW from Arncliffe. Descend east to Moor End & follow BW down to Kettlewell. (You could go via Buckden Pike but increases the time)
Decent paths and very little bogs to cross. Of course this may be familiar territory. Best of luck with your original route.
What about Kettlewell over Tor Mere Top, Buckden Pike and then Noughtberry Hill and then perhaps over Brown Haw and then the road back to Kettlewell (the road that passes close to Whernside?
Starting from Starbotton you'll need to be early due to limited parking
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