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Hawes to Thwaite

Hiking trail · North Yorkshire
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  • Hawes and Wensleydale
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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
Distance 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
Best time of year
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Tips and hints

This route is used in the following itineraries:

WESPW1

WESPW2

WESPW3

WESPW4

WESPW5

 

WESPWC1

WESPWC2

Start

Hawes (242 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
SD 87243 89827
DD
54.303893, -2.197538
DMS
54°18'14.0"N 2°11'51.1"W
UTM
30U 552216 6017630
w3w 

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.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

OS Grid
SD 87243 89827
DD
54.303893, -2.197538
DMS
54°18'14.0"N 2°11'51.1"W
UTM
30U 552216 6017630
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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

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