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Route No.941027
Kingsdale, Green Lane (Dent), Crag Hill,
Great Coum, Gragareth, County Stone circuit - 22km
Yorkshire Dales . . .

Map: OS Explorer OL2 Yorkshire Dales Southern & Western areas

Note: This route, on public rights of way and across open access land, is physically challenging with rough walking over steep hillsides and it includes some difficult navigation over these remote hills particularly in low cloud which can occur at any time.

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Route No.941027
Kingsdale, Green Lane (Dent), Crag Hill,
Great Coum, Gragareth, County Stone circuit - 22km
Yorkshire Dales . . .

Map: OS Explorer OL2 Yorkshire Dales Southern & Western areas

General Directions (see markers on the route map)

Note: This route, on public rights of way and across open access land, is physically challenging with rough walking over steep hillsides and it includes some difficult navigation over these remote hills particularly in low cloud which can occur at any time.

1.) The walk starts at the junction of a walled moorland track (called Green Lane) with Thornton Lane (the road from Dent to Ingleton) at map ref. SD723822. About 150m north of this junction along the road towards Dent there is room to park off the road at a small informal lay-by. From the junction walk along Green Lane away from Thornton Road. Green Lane has been badly damaged over the years by the passage of numerous off road vehicles. It is deeply rutted mud and awkward to walk. Follow Green Lane for about 6.5km to map ref. SD693857. Here there is a walled track off to the left.

2.) Turn off Green Lane to follow the walled track on the left for about 800m to a sheep fold where the track ends at a place marked on the map as Blea Gill Rigg. From here it is rough going up the steep hillside to the trig point on Crag Hill about 1.8km to the south. From the top of Crag Hill follow the ridge for about 1km to Great Coum at map ref. SD700836.

3.) From Great Coum continue along the path on the ridge bending round to head southwards, keeping to the west of the ridge wall, past the cairn at Gatty Pike and past the County Stone, a large boulder built into the ridge wall marking the boundary between the North Riding of Yorkshire and the County of Westmorland (Replaced by North Yorkshire & Cumbria). From the County Stone continue along the ridge for a little over 3km to the trig point on Gragareth at map ref. SD687793.

4.) Excellent views from the ridge if the weather is fine over Ease Gill to the west and across to Whernside to the east. From Gragareth return along the ridge to the field before the County Stone, where there is a way down across the open access land on the right to the track called Green Lane. At the track turn right to follow Green Lane for about 2km back to the road and the end of the walk.


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