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Diary Day Fourteen

Day Langdon Beck to Dufton
Date Thursday 8th June 2006
Distance 13.30 miles
Total Distance 170.70 miles
Ascent 1406 feet
Total Ascent 27,680 feet
Moving Average 2.40 miles per hour

Sunny and hot, cloudy at times with occasional light breeze

We had a lovely evening in the bar at the Langdon Beck Hotel with Penny and Ben. These were the Pennine Way walkers we first met on Dodds Fell on Day 9. We met again at breakfast and left Langdon Beck at 9.30am soon walking up the Upper Tees Valley. 


It was very pleasant and peaceful as we made our way to the Falcon Clints. This boulder outcrop is difficult to walk on so we took our time and avoided twisted, broken ankles and injured hips that are common through here. Couldron Snout suddenly appears from round a corner and the thunder of water down this waterfall is breathtaking. The experience of climbing up the steep rock face adjoining the waterfall is awe inspiring which we attempted to capture on video.

Onward over the moors to a new bridge over Maize Beck and upwards to the unfolding of the most wonderful view I have ever seen, High Cup Nick. Photographs do not do justice to the panorama so you will just have to visit to absorb the cathedral splendour.

Down the Narrow Gate Path to Billy’s Beck and Dufton. Showered and refreshed we have been to The Stag Inn for a meal and bid farewell to the two Mikes and Penny & Ben who will all be going on ahead of us tomorrow as we have a rest day in Dufton. We hope they arrive safely in Kirk Yetholm and get in contact with us on their return home.


PS – Colin has had his sun hat on today.


Ta-ra for now Mo, Dave & Colin.  





Pennine Way Walkers Club

Cauldron Snout

High Cup Nick

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