JOGLE Day 40 Alston to Dufton

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Today starts with 4 mile walk along the young South Tyne river to Garrigill.

Then you turn left up Corpse Lane to climb Cross Fell from 340m to 893m. Cross Fell is the highest spot in England outside of the Lake District. It is/was where coldest recording was made in England. It has it's own weather system called The Helm, the only named wind in the UK. Warm air sits over it like a lid and cold rushes through a narrow gap. It has highest recorded wind speed in the UK. It seems to be always in mist.

After the long climb to Cross Fell, lies Little Dun Fell, Great Dun Fell and the Heights, before a long descent into Dufton. Gulp.

A compass could be useful today

A lot of people have completed the Pennine Way as well as myself, but it is good to be cautious

Some people get a clear sunny day with great views

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