It has taken us 25 wasted years to learn that Upper Teesdale is quicker to access from Lancaster than most of the Lake District. July is the time to walk between Low and High Forces (the "Geotrail", booklet from Bowlees centre), where the flowers are fantastic. We saw 77 different species (excluding
Boggy moors abound, boggier than further south. Although we didn't get wet feet, some folk we met went in upto their knees. Use of walking poles and care recommended. Definitely worth starting from Alston on the old rail line, to Slaggyford, but going down to the river just before as that is a good
Did this walk, 15 in the "Stations" book, yesterday without the book. Mistake! Had trouble finding Little Widdale Tarn as we crossed the fence at The Great Tarn instead of following it right. I do say in the introduction "Navigation.... needs close correlation between the text and map", but thought
That is, walk 11 in the "walks from the......stations" book. Not high level, you won't get lost, but it will take longer than 3 hours if the conditions underfoot are bad. Took 3 and a half hours today.
I have written extensively about the difficulty in accessing "open access" land in my "stations" walks book, and here is some more!On a recent walk up to Wolfhole Crag on the Forest of Bowland fells, a good route seemed to be via Mallowdale Pike, but there is no legal access to the access land
Horton in Ribblesdale to Dufton. The accommodation hotspot is Keld, as it is shared with the very popular Coast to Coast. The websites and local B&Bs tend to forget the Park House Bunkhouse near Keld, which is excellent and provides everything you want, and if full there are three yurts which