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Whins Brow

A wonderful summer day and another mid-week walk into the Bowland Fells. Today the intention was to reach the centre point of the UK, as defined by the OS and to bag a couple of trig points and HuMPs along the way. After reaching the centre point though I found my energy dissipating fast and didn't have the legs for the final couple of climbs. The mostly pathless terrain of the whole walk had taken it's toll - I really must remember not to underestimate how tiring heather bashing across peat hags can be! A great day though, with superb visibility from the tops :)

Walk Details

Date: 2013-06-25

Start: Dunsop Bridge    Finish: Dunsop Bridge

Distance: 12.3 mls, 19.79 km

Height Gain: 2500 ft, 762.0 m

Start Time: 07:30    End Time: 12:30

Duration: 05:00

Ave Speed: 2.5 mph

Region: Bowland Fells

Route Description: Dunsop Bridge, Bishops House, Calder Moor Breast, Whins Brow, Brennand Farm, Brennand Fell, Brennand Hanging Stones, Whitendale Hanging Stones, Centre of GB, Hunter Hole, Whitendale River, Dunsop Bridge

Parking Grid Ref: SD 66090 50100

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Walking with: Alone

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Hills on this Walk

5318 - Whins Brow (1562 ft)

Trig Points on this Walk

TP6868 - Whins Brow (Good condition)

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Previous Walk

Walk Name: Fair Snape Fell

Date: 2013-06-21
Distance: 12.2 mls, 19.63 km
Height Gain: 2000 ft, 609.6 m

Next Walk

Walk Name: Garsdale to Ribblehead

Date: 2013-06-29
Distance: 12.0 mls, 19.31 km
Height Gain: 2100 ft, 640.1 m