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It takes about 2 hours to walk from Dufton to the top of High Cup Nick. The view from the top is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
England, United Kingdom
The reason we came to the Eden Valley

Brilliant walk, slightly difficult to find the start from the Car Park in Dufton. Maybe there... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2019
Leicester, United Kingdom
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Pennine Way | Dufton, Appleby-in-Westmorland, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It takes about 2 hours to walk from Dufton to the top of High Cup Nick. The view from the top is outstanding and well worth the effort. The day can also be rounded off with refreshments in the Stag Inn at Dufton.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed July 29, 2019

Brilliant walk, slightly difficult to find the start from the Car Park in Dufton. Maybe there should be a sign? Luckily we started early while it was still cool as the day got progressively hotter. Amazing views from the top.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 23, 2019

A long not too steep climb with amazing views. Well worth the climb. You need to wear sturdy shoes. Parking a Dufton village

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed April 28, 2019

Hell of a walk from Middleton-in-Teesdale (the most challenging, if hugely enjoyable bit of the Penning Way) before arriving at the best view of this geography-lesson made flesh. Possibly the most awesome bit of scenery in England.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank aleggeling79
Reviewed March 25, 2019

It’s an easy walk from Dufton with a spectacular view at the top. It’s higher than it looks in the photographs. The decent into the floor of the valley at the top is steep and rocky, if your not confident then I would suggest return...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Neville C
Reviewed February 26, 2019

Took advantage of the bizarre weather to explore here for the first time. Wow what a view. A very straightforward route, very few people about , and a humbling view at the end.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AJJP1
Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

Absolutely amazing walk to High Cup Nick. I'm not a natural hill walker so was a little apprehensive about our expedition but the higher we climbed the more amazing the panoramic views became making me smile from ear to ear. Sadly the cafe in Dufton...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Amanda S
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Parked in Dufton car park and then took the 3.1/2 mile Penine Way walk up to High Cup Nick. It's a gradual climb but the views get more and more stunning until you reach the canyon itself. We went back the same way (7 miles...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Part of the Pennine Way crosses the top of the glacial valley the tiny trickle of High Cup Gill (well it was a dry year) drops over the edge. It is hard to see how this contributed to the massive glacier creating the landscape before...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Brigantian1
Reviewed November 1, 2018

Choose a nice sunny day (especially in the middle of winter) and walk straight up the middle you won't be disappointed. The closer you get the more imposing it looks but don't turn round until you've done the last bit of a scramble.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Response from Neville C | Reviewed this property |
The route rises about 500m