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Langdon Beck to Dufton

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Take a break from hard climbs today as you pass cliffs, open moorland and perhaps the most dramatic feature of the entire Pennine Way. 
moderate
Distance 19.8 km
5:30 h
261 m
437 m
You will walk by the huge waterfall of Cauldron Snout today, but it's the dramatic scenery of High Cup Nick that dominates your agenda. From there, enjoy a relaxing downhill stroll into Dufton, a peaceful and attractive village.
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
586 m
Lowest point
190 m
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Tips and hints

This route is used in the following itineraries:

WESPW1

WESPW2

WESPW3

WESPW4

WESPW5

 

WESPWC1

WESPWC2

Start

By the turn-offs for Forest-in-Teesdale and Langdon Beck (366 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
NY 85478 30203
DD
54.666700, -2.226663
DMS
54°40'00.1"N 2°13'36.0"W
UTM
30U 549877 6057977
w3w 
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Destination

Dufton

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
NY 85478 30203
DD
54.666700, -2.226663
DMS
54°40'00.1"N 2°13'36.0"W
UTM
30U 549877 6057977
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
19.8 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
261 m
Descent
437 m

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