This walk climbs to the highest point in County Durham at Mickle Fell. It's a significant fell but is less frequently climbed than some of its more well known neighbours due to its remote position.
Please note the area is part of the Warcop Training Area, a Ministry of Defence firing range. Click here for information on access to the area. Click here for access times.
You can start the walk from the parking area on the B6276, south of the fell. You can then follow the MOD boundary fence north for just under 4 miles to reach the summit cairn which stands at a height of 2,585 ft (788 m). The fell is significant as being the highest point within the historic county of Yorkshire and the highest point within County Durham.
PostcodeDL12 0JA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Mickle Fell Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Mickle Fell Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Mickle Fell OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Mickle Fell Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
A few miles to the east you can enjoy some waterside walking along Selset, Balderhead, Blackton and Hury Reservoirs.
To the west there are more climbs to Murton Pike, Dufton Pike and High Cup Nick.
For more walking ideas in the area see the North Pennines Walks page.