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Birks Fell

Best walk of the year; howling wind - so strong there were places I couldn't move forward, driving rain, boggy on top, very, very wet feet and me with the onset of a cold coming on. Cracking day though despite (or possibly because of) all that.

Walk Details

Date: 2012-01-21

Start: Litton    Finish: Litton

Distance: 10.0 mls, 16.09 km

Height Gain: 1600 ft, 487.7 m

Start Time: 08:40    End Time: 12:25

Duration: 03:45

Ave Speed: 2.6 mph

Region: Yorkshire Dales

Route Description: Litton, road to Halton Gill, Horse Head Gate, Horse Head, Sugar Loaf, Moss Top, Birks Fell, Firth Fell, Ackerley Moor, Litton

Parking Grid Ref: SD 90212 74250

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Walking with: Alone

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Hills on this Walk

2798 - Horse Head Moor (1999 ft)

2799 - Birks Fell (2003 ft)

Trig Points on this Walk

TP3179 - Firth Fell (Slightly damaged condition)

TP4020 - Horse Head (Good condition)

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Previous Walk

Walk Name: Painswick to Nympsfield

Date: 2012-01-14
Distance: 13.0 mls, 20.92 km
Height Gain: 2200 ft, 670.6 m

Next Walk

Walk Name: Nympsfield to Wotton-Under-Edge

Date: 2012-01-28
Distance: 13.0 mls, 20.92 km
Height Gain: 2500 ft, 762.0 m