Dufton Pike

Walking and hiking in the Eden Valley.  

 
We are spoilt because there are so many places to go walking and hiking in the Eden Valley.  
 
Dufton Pike remains at the top of the popularity lists with our guests.
 
This walk centres around the pretty village of Dufton, just five miles from Number 48.
 

The Walk

Dufton nestles quietly on the western flank of the North Pennines overlooked by the pyramidal Dufton Pike, which is the focus of this walk.  
 
Do not be fooled, despite the relatively short distance, this is a mountain walk in miniature and is perfect for when you have all but a few hours to spare.  
 
The short sharp climb is ample payment for the reward at the summit.  At the top you are treated to an extensive panorama across the the Eden Valley to the distant Lakeland Fells, and unique view of the main Pennine Scarp lying close by. 
 
Dufton Pike

Dufton Pike

 

Of all the many wonderful things to do in the Eden Valley, this is one of the most popular of all.  

Dufton Pike is situated in The North Pennines, one of England’s most stunning landscapes.  

You will find open heather moors and peatlands, attractive dales and hay meadows.  

In addition, there are tumbling upland rivers, wonderful woods, welcoming communities, intriguing imprints of a mining and industrial past, distinctive birds, animals and plants and much, much more.

The Area

As a consequence and in recognition of its special qualities the area has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

The North Pennines is also a UNESCO European and Global Geopark – highlighting its globally important Earth heritage.

Cumbria County Council have produced a very helpful guide to Dufton Pike, which can be downloaded from here

After all that hiking and climbing, you’ll need somewhere luxurious to relax in, take a look at our rooms.

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