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Keld to Baldersdale

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Be prepared to climb after passing through the gate on your way to Keld enroute to Tan Hill. Descend to moorland and follow the way to Baldersdale. 
difficult
Distance 24.5 km
6:45 h
454 m
431 m
543 m
285 m
After departing from Keld, pass through Stonesdale Moor and onwards to Tan Hill, where you will find the infamous Tan Hill Inn (England’s highest pub),  a great place to stop for lunch if you can time it right. Then head off across Sleightholme Moor before reaching Trough Heads, where you have the option of  following the direct route to Baldersdale or the longer Bowes Loop via the small town of Bowes and its castle, a Norman keep dating from 1087. 
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Taylor St John
Update: July 25, 2018
Difficulty
difficult
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Experience
Landscape
Highest point
543 m
Lowest point
285 m
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Track types

Asphalt 0.22%Forested/wild trail 0.70%Path 21.65%Unknown 77.41%
Asphalt
0.1 km
Forested/wild trail
0.2 km
Path
5.3 km
Unknown
18.9 km
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This route is used in the following itineraries:

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Start

Keld (311 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
NY 89494 01037
DD
54.404689, -2.163342
DMS
54°24'16.9"N 2°09'48.0"W
UTM
30U 554308 6028871
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Destination

Baldersdale

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Coordinates

OS Grid
NY 89494 01037
DD
54.404689, -2.163342
DMS
54°24'16.9"N 2°09'48.0"W
UTM
30U 554308 6028871
w3w 
///paints.eclipses.burden
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
24.5 km
Duration
6:45 h
Ascent
454 m
Descent
431 m
Highest point
543 m
Lowest point
285 m

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