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Hawes to Thwaite

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  • Hawes and Wensleydale
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Map / Hawes to Thwaite
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Let the open meadows filled with wild flowers, in the summer, woo you before what will be one of the most challenging climbs of the Pennine Way. 

moderate
15.3 km
4:20 h
488 m
443 m

From Hawes to Thwaite you must overcome the longest continual ascent on the Way, Great Shunner Fell, before arriving in the picture-postcard scenery of Swaledale and the small town of Thwaite. 

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
712 m
Lowest point
225 m
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Tips, hints and links

This route is used in the following itineraries:

WESPW1

WESPW2

WESPW3

WESPW4

WESPW5

 

WESPWC1

WESPWC2

Start

Hawes (242 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
54.303893, -2.197538
UTM
30U 552216 6017630

Destination

Thwaite

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.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
15.3 km
Duration
4:20 h
Ascent
488 m
Descent
443 m

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Highest point
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Lowest point
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