Dufton Pike

Distance 7.6 kilometres (4.75 miles)

The picturesque village of Dufton nestles quietly on the western flank of the North Pennines overlooked by the pyramidal Dufton Pike, which is the focus of this walk.   Despite the relatively short distance, this is a mountain walk in minature and is perfect for when you have all but a few hours to spare.   The short sharp climb is ample payment for the reward at the summit: an extensive panorama across the the Eden Valley to the distant Lakeland Fells, and unique view of the main Pennine Scarp lying close by. 

The North Pennines is one of England's most stunning landscapes, comprised of open heather moors and peatlands, attractive dales and hay meadows, tumbling upland rivers, wonderful woods, welcoming communities, intriguing imprints of a mining and industrial past, distinctive birds, animals and plants and much, much more. In recognition of its special qualities the area has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The North Pennines is also a UNESCO European and Global Geopark - highlighting its globally important Earth heritage.

Dufton Pike Leaflet (PDF, 727KB)