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Morebattle to Kirk Yetholm

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m 400 300 200 100 10 8 6 4 2 km Wideopen Hill End of the Pennine Way

Today prepare yourself for a strenuous climb rewarded with fantastic views to Yetholm and its surroundings, as you walk into the hamlet of Kirk Yetholm, you'll reach the true halfway point of the Way. 

easy
Distance 11 km
3:30 h
275 m
253 m
355 m
96 m

A footbridge over the Kale takes you into fields and over the stiles with fine views back over to Morebattle to the Eildons Hills on the horizon.

At this point comes one of the steepest climbs of the whole walk to the top of Wideopen Hill, with more spectacular views towards Yetholm and its loch. Downhill from here takes you into the valley of Bowmont Water and into Kirk Yetholm. Here there are fine thatched cottages, reminders of its origins as a farm township, and it is also home to the north end of the Pennine Way, which starts in Edale in Derbyshire, some 270 miles away.

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Update: July 21, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
355 m
Lowest point
96 m

Track types

Path 16.37%Road 26.40%Unknown 57.22%
Path
1.8 km
Road
2.9 km
Unknown
6.3 km
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Safety information

If there are any stretches of road walking and if there is no pavement or grass verge, please take extra care. The general rule is that you walk on the same side of the road as oncoming traffic, in order to avoid having your back directly to oncoming traffic. Be prepared to walk in single file and to stay as close to the side of the road as possible.

There may be sections where you will be walking through fields containing livestock.  Be vigilant and respectful of all animals.

Tips and hints

This route is used in the following itineraries:

WSSSCW1

WSSSCW2

WSSSCW3

WSSSCW4

Start

Morebattle (96 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
NT 76932 24924
DD
55.517528, -2.366867
DMS
55°31'03.1"N 2°22'00.7"W
UTM
30U 539977 6152566
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Destination

Kirk Yetholm

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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Coordinates

OS Grid
NT 76932 24924
DD
55.517528, -2.366867
DMS
55°31'03.1"N 2°22'00.7"W
UTM
30U 539977 6152566
w3w 
///celebrate.mixed.irrigated
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Equipment

We recommend sturdy waterproof boots or shoes with ankle support that are well broken in at all times of the season – steep steps, exposed roots and (if wet) slippery rocks can pose a risk.

Along with your usual kit for a day walking in the elements make sure you pack an extra layer, a full set of waterproof and windproof layers along with a hat, gloves and neck scarf (e.g. a Buff) in case the weather closes in. Suncream and midge repellent spray is also a good idea for the summer months! 


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Gertrud Sollars
June 05, 2021 · Community
Wonderful walk over Wideopenhill, with magnificent views all round
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Saturday, 5 June 2021 15:35:28
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
11 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
275 m
Descent
253 m
Highest point
355 m
Lowest point
96 m

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