2.9 of 5 (10 votes)

Appleby Circular around Dufton Pike

A strenuous walk (countryside) in Cumbria, England, about 20.50km (12.74 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 6:30h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 224m (734ft)
Descent 220m (721ft)
Max. Elevation 420m (1377ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 444m (1455ft)
Start & End
Distance 20.50km
Duration ~6:30h
2Created by mac.hawk on 04 Dec 2015
A relatively flat, circular trip around Dufton Pike. The energetic can detour to summit the hill if they so wish. Toilets & pub in Dufton. Pub in Long Marton. Note: the Roman Road between Points 12 & 13 can be very boggy in the monsoon season. Walk is approx 14 1/4 miles long. 563 buses to/from Penrith and Appleby is on the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle rail line.

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OS Grid NY686206
Exit the railway station via Platform 2 and at the main road turn right up Station Road (or from Battlebarrow follow Station Road uphill).
OS Grid NY688209
Where the road veers right take a ladder stile on the left and cross the busy A66 road. On the far side take steps onto Roman Road and cross the ladder stile directly ahead.
About 0.31 km (~0.19 miles) from
OS Grid NY679223
The foortpath leads into Hunriggs Lane and turn left along the narrow road for a short distance before following the RoW through fields into Lime Lane and reach Brampton Tower.
About 1.71 km (~1.06 miles) from
OS Grid NY690250
Either follow the road or take the RoW footpath that is Wood Lane into Dufton. Take the waymarked bridleway a few yards west of the Methodist Chapel.
About 2.84 km (~1.76 miles) from
OS Grid NY703267
Follow the bridleway around the eastern base of Dufton Pike and follow the footpath that then runs south of the beck along the northern end of the Pike.
About 2.23 km (~1.39 miles) from
OS Grid NY691273
Follow the footpath as it follows the beck to reach a ford on the right. Don't cross, but follow the footpath over Cosca Hill into Hurning Lane.
About 1.32 km (~0.82 miles) from
OS Grid NY689259
The footpath passes Coatsike farm, ignore the first road junction but turn right down the second junction and turn right to Mill Bridge.
About 1.44 km (~0.89 miles) from
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Cross the bridge and take a footpath on the left that follows the stream through woodland to reach Park Farm, then the road at Park House.
About 0.72 km (~0.45 miles) from
OS Grid NY673247
At Park House turn left to follow the road into Long Marton.
About 1.27 km (~0.79 miles) from
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Follow the road under the railway bridge and at the road junction by the Village Institute turn left.
About 0.71 km (~0.44 miles) from
OS Grid NY666239
Follow the road for half a mile to the junction by the church (well worth a visit) and turn right.
About 0.57 km (~0.35 miles) from
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Follow the road for approx 1 mile to reach a bridleway on the right just before reaching the A66. Turn left and follow the bridleway for 2 1/2 miles.
About 1.37 km (~0.85 miles) from
OS Grid NY679216
Upon reaching the road cross directly ahead and follow into a narrow road which is a continuation of Roman Road - there's a derelict barn ahead on the right.
About 3.50 km (~2.17 miles) from
OS Grid NY689209
Follow the road for 1/2 mile to reach Point 2 and return to the railway station.
About 1.23 km (~0.76 miles) from
OS Grid NY687206
Walk is approx14 1/4 miles long.
About 0.42 km (~0.26 miles) from

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