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Hutton Roof Crags and Farleton Fell

5 miles (8.5 km)

Explore some of the finestlimestone pavement in the country on this climb to Hutton Roof Crags and Farleton Fell. The scenery is striking with boulders and unusual rock formations covering the landscape. You'll pass across Hutton Roof Crags and climb over Newbiggin Crags before reaching the high point at Farleton Knot. All the way there are magnificent views over the surrounding fells. The area is also a nature reserve with a wide variety of interesting flora and fauna. Look out for fly orchids, lily of the valley and dark redhelleborine. Wildlife includes small tortoiseshell and brimstone butterflies with birdlife such as woodpecker, long-tailed tits, redwing,fieldfareandmistlethrush. You may also see roe deer.
This circular walk starts in the village of Hutton Roof and follows the Limestone Link - Cumbria over Hutton Roof Crags and Newbiggin Crags before reaching the high point at Farleton Knott. From here there are fabulous views over the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. The route then follows country lanes and other footpaths back to Hutton Roof.
Hutton Roof Crags is located a couple of miles west of Kirkby Lonsdale. You could start the walk from here and follow the Limestone Link - Cumbria to the crags.
To extend your walking in the area you could pick up the Lune Valley Ramble and enjoy a riverside stroll along the River Lune.
Also nearby is the beautiful Barbondale where there is a nice walk to Calf Top Hill and along the Barbon Beck.

Hutton Roof Crags and Farleton Fell Postcode

LA6 2PF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Hutton Roof Crags and Farleton Fell OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Hutton Roof Crags and Farleton Fell Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

We recommend heading into nearby Kirkby Lonsdale and visiting the Snooty Fox for some post walk refreshments. The classic old pub dates from the 17th century and has an excellent menu. There's also a nice beer garden to relax in on warmer days. You can find it in the attractive market town on Main Street with a postcode of LA62AH for your sat navs.

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The Rakes, Hutton Roof Crags - geograph.org.uk - 2250553

The Rakes, Hutton Roof Crags, near to Hutton Roof, Cumbria, Great Britain. Ingleborough in the distance. The crag is the front face of a tilted layer of limestone. On the 'back' of the layer are geologically famous limestone pavements with unusual solution features.

View from Hutton Roof Crags - geograph.org.uk - 1053118

View from Hutton Roof Crags. The hill in the distance is Newbiggin Crags

Limestone outcrop on Hutton Roof Crags - geograph.org.uk - 1560695

Limestone outcrop on Hutton Roof Crags

Hutton Roof from the Cuckoo Stone - geograph.org.uk - 1053112

Hutton Roof from the Cuckoo Stone. The Cuckoo stone is a large erratic limestone boulder

Limestone pavement on Hutton Roof Crags - geograph.org.uk - 1757515

Limestone pavement on Hutton Roof Crags

Hutton Roof. - geograph.org.uk - 47597

Area of limestone pavement, ice polished and being colonised by ash trees.

Farleton Knott - geograph.org.uk - 28653

Farleton Knott. Looking east from the summit towards the western Yorkshire Dales.

Pasture below Farleton Fell - geograph.org.uk - 28629

Pasture below Farleton Fell. Taken from the track leading over the fell from Holme Park Farm.

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