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Wild Boar Fell

The best weather for months and still lots of lying snow on the tops. The deep freeze meant all the bogs were frozen, except for the last section in the valley which was patchy. Some excellent views today, especially of the Howgills and over to Cross Fell. Superb day, crowned by sunbathing in the snow on Wild Boar Fell during lunch. Best walk since Skye last year!

Walk Details

Date: 2013-04-06

Start: Kirkby Stephen Station    Finish: Garsdale Station

Distance: 12.4 mls, 19.96 km

Height Gain: 2600 ft, 792.5 m

Start Time: 08:05    End Time: 13:40

Duration: 05:35

Ave Speed: 2.2 mph

Region: Yorkshire Dales

Route Description: Garsdale Station, train to Kirkby Stephen Station, Moor End, Tommy Road, Greenlaw Rigg, Little Fell, Wild Boar Fell, Swarth Fell, Swarth Fell Pike, Nettle Brow, East House, Clough Force, Garsdale Station

Parking Grid Ref: SD 78850 91795

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Walking with: Alone

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Hills on this Walk

2720 - Wild Boar Fell (2323 ft)

2729 - Swarth Fell (2234 ft)

2751 - Swarth Fell Pike (2136 ft)

3589 - Little Fell (1834 ft)

Trig Points on this Walk

TP6943 - Wild Boar Fell (Slightly damaged condition)

TP7506 - Swarth Fell Pike (Good condition)

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Date: 2013-03-30
Distance: 11.6 mls, 18.67 km
Height Gain: 1900 ft, 579.1 m

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Date: 2013-04-11
Distance: 18.7 mls, 30.09 km
Height Gain: 2800 ft, 853.4 m