That is if it is a non shooting day, as was the case this May day Saturday. Outcrops of sugar limestone can be identified beside the road. Chris Faulkner conquered on August 15th, 2015 [from/via/route] From Hilton, Micle Fell via Burton fell. points.push(new OpenLayers.Geometry.Point(378470,521752.5)); // create a polyline feature from the array of points A challenging, high fell walk to the summit of Mickle Fell, which since the boundary changes of 1972 is now the highest point in County Durham. Walking Questions and Answers    A The walk combines alternative Pennine Way routes - one following an old miners’ track, the other crossing rough moorland terrain. See Help > FAQs - Logging On for details on how to enable cookies in your browser. The top can be identified by the small cairn 25m NE of large cairn. Cross Fell. Straight ahead is the long ridge of Mickle Fell. points.push(new OpenLayers.Geometry.Point(382285,521045)); In terms of its profile it completely dominated much of the walk (from certain angles it bore a similarity to Pen-y-Ghent). Mickle Fell is 790 metres high. For most of the route there was no path and there were sections, particularly around Hanging Seal, which had it not been so dry would have been extremely rough going. In addition to Cow Green Reservoir, the great gorge of High Cup is once again a highlight. lineString = new OpenLayers.Geometry.LineString(points); The red flag and notice board where the official route up Mickle Fell leaves the Pennine Way (approach route from Cow Green). For safety reasons public access is restricted to public rights of way during non-firing days only. 17 miles. For more details see: Walking on Mickle Fell. A high point in Yorkshire: Mickle Fell 0 comment I WAS browsing through the Keighley News of May 2 and came across the Walk page, which tells me that Whernside is the highest mountain in Yorkshire. All rights reserved. points.push(new OpenLayers.Geometry.Point(379060,522227.5)); The Walk. Boggy. There are other interesting walks I’d also like to do within the Warcop Range – the steep sided valley of Scordale looks worth a visit some time in the future and that, at least, can be accessed using a public right of way. Previous Image Next Image Walk Description. Mickle Fell. The route of ascent followed a quarry road to Fish Lake and then a shooters track via Close House crags and High Crag. function myFunction() { Click here for the A - Z, Your Personal Mountain, Top, Peak and Hill Bagging Record, Mountains and Tops in England also known as ', Hills in England that are also known as ', The Mountains, Peaks, Tops and Hills in England in Alphabetical Order, Mountains and Tops in Wales also known as ', The Mountains, Peaks, Tops and Hills in Wales in Alphabetical Order, The Mountains, Peaks, Tops and Hills in Scotland in Alphabetical Order. Caption - Maize Beck with Mickle Fell on the horizon. I understand that permission is required (in theory), but that the two routes for which permission is given do not visit Little Fell. By all accounts these are much more numerous on the southern flanks of the fell and in the region of Tinside Rigg, well away from our own route. - Shit walking, Mark Davidson hiked on November 16th, 2008 [with] Mike [weather] Lovely and sunny for November - First 'wild camp' in the van. Get directions to the start of this easy-to-follow walk, See more details about this easy-to-follow walk. Now to climb Mickle fell, what you have to do is complete a form applying for a permit. points.push(new OpenLayers.Geometry.Point(380285,523435)); Walk 1339 : High Cup Nick from Dufton. Still it was a reminder to keep an eye on where to put our feet and a warning that anyone who decides to visit Little Fell does so at their own risk. Further Information. Access is only permitted on 12 weekends per year, which are publicly notified 12 months in … points = new Array(); Information: Mickle Fell is a mountain in the Pennines, the range of hills and moors running down the middle of Northern England. var style_blue = {strokeColor: "#0000CD", strokeOpacity: 0.5, strokeWidth: 4.5}; This AONB, the second largest in area, covers some wild and remote landscapes in northern England. Force Beck was an attractive water course though the Force waterfall itself was reduced to barely a trickle following what was a very dry April in terms of rainfall. That is if it is a non shooting day, as was the case this May day Saturday. points.push(new OpenLayers.Geometry.Point(380180,524155)); There is IMO a better route up Mickle Fell than the official ones if you are so minded Starting from just east of Grains o' th' Beck follow the tracks first towards Fish Lake, and then west to Close House, before heading up to High Crag, onwards to the Trig Point, and round to the summit. x.type = 'text'; Mickle Fell is inside the Warcop Army Training Area. All the walking routes up Mickle Fell on Mud and Routes can be found below. Here we found a number of flowers including the beautiful but rare Spring Gentian, the Upper Tees valley being the only place it is to be found in England. This website uses cookies, which are small text files that the website puts on your computer to facilitate operation. The North Pennines, County Durham, England. Stirling LK488 on Mickle Fell. Of the two routes allowed Matt and I chose the one from the south starting by the county boundary at the summit of the B6276. News    Mickle Fell walk, Saturday May 3rd, 2014 Thirteen walkers left Dufton to follow the Pennine Way up to High Cup Nick, passing the impressive basalt plinth called "Nichol's Chair" (after the Dufton cobbler who is supposed to have sat astride it to mend a pair of boots). 790m high. Location Map. So while I love walking in the Lakes I also get a kick from the very different landscape that is found around Mickle Fell. There are only 2 permitted routes, this trace is the southern route. Mickle Fell walk, Saturday May 3rd, 2014. Access to Mickle Fell is available (subject to training, high fire risk etc) on a permit system only. The walk can only be done at 'access weekends' when the flag is furled, as here. Return by same route. routeicon = new OpenSpace.Icon('https://openspace.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/osmapapi/img_versions/img_1.1/mapbuilder/routemarker-startend.png', routesize, routeoffset, null, null); Maize Beck with Mickle Fell on the horizon. My rational was that the place is only open 12 times a year, I am only 2 squares away (2km) and will therefore only take 30 minutes to reach. Previous Image Next Image Walk Description. Only two routes are officially allowed and the advice is to leave by the same route you entered the Range. A high point in Yorkshire: Mickle Fell 0 comment I WAS browsing through the Keighley News of May 2 and came across the Walk page, which tells me that Whernside is the highest mountain in Yorkshire. The immediate benefit of heading ‘off route’ was the area of limestone on the descent from Mickle Fell. The immediate benefit of heading ‘off route’ was the area of limestone on the descent from Mickle Fell. North Pennines. Photographer : Lou Johnson. Here we sheltered for a while in a grouse butt from a passing shower and had our lunch before making the final climb to the trig point at the eastern end of Mickle Fell's summit ridge. Whilst Mickle Fell can be reached on access weekends via a choice of two permissive routes there is no such way to reach Little Fell or Roman Fell without taking some quite large detours away from the paths. Mickle Fell is a mountain in the Pennines, the range of hills and moors running down the middle of Northern England.It is 2,585 feet (788 m) high and lies slightly off the main watershed of the Pennines, about ten miles south of Cross Fell.After Cross Fell, Mickle Fell is the highest Marilyn within the North Pennines designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Recent places. routepos = new OpenSpace.MapPoint(383170,519940); North Pennines #2 / 3 days / 36 miles (58km) Note:- The section of the route over Mickle Fell, Little Fell and part of Murton Fell lies in the MOD Warcop military training area.Officially, even on public rights of way, there is access only when firing is not taking place: there are 12 access weekends a year announced on the Government MOD access page. } else { points.push(new OpenLayers.Geometry.Point(380580,524530)); Walks    We had decided to add on Bellbeaver Rigg and Viewing Hill as an additional 2 x 2000 footers, just in case there was not enough challenge in Mickle Fell itself! Hill Skills    Had a go today with my daughter, bit tough going. By this point we’d only seen two other walkers who, as it turned out, also made the decision we made to walk the obvious ridge round to the south-west in order to visit Little Fell. Mountains littered with shells and shell holes. points.push(new OpenLayers.Geometry.Point(378800,522022.5)); Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall, HuMP, County Top - Administrative, County Top - Historic, County Top - Current County and … Details: Mickle Fell is in the Warcop Range Area. Competitions    However, a short distance after heading east from the trig point we came across the first of several old rusty shell casings. GPS Waypoints for Walking    The red flag and notice board where the official route up Mickle Fell leaves the Pennine Way (approach route from Cow Green). - A great mountain with a unmissable summit cairn unlike Little Fell. Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Statement, A - Z    Your email address will not be published. At least = 660pixels (wide) x 440 pixels (high).). Mickle Fell is a mountain in the Pennines, the range of hills and moors running down the middle of Northern England.It is 2,585 feet (788 m) high and lies slightly off the main watershed of the Pennines, about ten miles south of Cross Fell.After Cross Fell, Mickle Fell is the highest Marilyn within the North Pennines designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). To close this message click anywhere outside this window, ° Your Personal Mountain, Top, Peak and Hill Bagging Record, ° Wainwright Outlying Fells (The Lake District), ° Mountains and Tops in England also known as 'Nuttalls', ° Hills in England that are also known as 'Deweys', ° The Mountains, Peaks, Tops and Hills in England in Alphabetical Order, ° Mountains and Tops in Wales also known as 'Nuttalls', ° Hills in Wales that are also known as 'Deweys', ° The Mountains, Peaks, Tops and Hills in Wales in Alphabetical Order, ° The Mountains, Peaks, Tops and Hills in Scotland in Alphabetical Order, Can't find something? North Pennines. Hewitts included on this walk: Mickle Fell Date walked: 20/04/2014 Time taken: 2.45 Distance: 11.7 km Ascent: 435m 2 people think this report is great. Talk to us    The final climb up via King’s Pot was steep which made reaching the top all the more satisfying. Wikipedia. points.push(new OpenLayers.Geometry.Point(382600,520802.5)); Strictly speaking a permit is required from Warcop training Area Office. Peaks and Mountains    To contribute to go4awalk.com or to contact us about anything at all - see Talk To Us. Mickle Fell is a summit in the North Pennines – Western Fells region or range in England. Thirteen walkers left Dufton to follow the Pennine Way up to High Cup Nick, passing the impressive basalt plinth called "Nichol's Chair" (after the Dufton cobbler who is supposed to have sat astride it to mend a pair of boots). Follow fence line via Hewits and Hanging Seal as far as summit. points.push(new OpenLayers.Geometry.Point(382590,520815)); Mickle Fell There once was a time when climbing Mickle Fell was a simple matter of turning up on a non-firing day and walking there and back again. Your email address will not be published. Photographer : Lou Johnson. I threaded my way quite easily through the mounds and bogs and picked up the track for an easy walk along Arnside Rake, giving a grand view across to Meldon Hill and passing a ruined stone shelter. By Hugh Stewart May 5, 2014 Leave a Comment. Mickle Fell, a good bank holiday walk. To add (or remove) your name and experiences on this page - Log On and edit your Personal Mountain Bagging Record, More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Mickle Fell, Mickle Fell from Little Fell (Burton Fell), Little Fell (Burton Fell) from the path to Mickle Fell, Little Fell (Burton Fell) summit cairn with Mickle Fell beyond, Send us your photographs and pictures on, of, or from Mickle Fell. https://stevejsmith56englishnuttalls.blogspot.com/2012/03/mickle-fell.html Up until this point we had, rather disappointingly, not seen anything – other than warning signs – to denote we were on an army range. LK280 is seen here at Rivenhall in 1945 and was used by 570 Squadron in an SOE role and flew on the Rhine "Varsity" operation with F/Lt David Campbell RAFVR as pilot (photo Mr David Campbell Jnr). - Mickle Fell lived up to all expectations and we were lucky to have a day with clear summits and an extensive 360 degree panorama. 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