Best Walks with a View: Cumbria, High Cup Nick

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Cumbria: the High Cup Nick Walk

TOG Tip: This isn’t a circular walk so either phone a friend or hitch a ride back to your car!

High Cup Nick has been called the Grand Canyon of the Pennines and northern England’s most glorious landscape feature.

Julia starts in the village of Dufton where she meets a family of rake makers and learns about the traditional craft. These were the rakes used in the London 2012 Olympics!
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She then tastes the produce at the High Cup Nick winery before encountering the famous Helm wind that roars across the surrounding hills.

Her walk culminates in the ascent to the summit of High Cup Nick where there are mesmerizing views of the impressive glaciated valley of High Cup Gill. This is one of the highlights of the Pennine Way and was described by Wainwright as an ‘unforgettable sight’ and a ‘natural wonder’. The perfect location to sample the local Ale!

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