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High Cup Nick is a spectacular feature and walk in the Pennines. It is a classic U shaped valley high on the western flanks of the North Pennines in an area of outstanding nation beauty.High Cup Nick in winter

A deep chasm on the Pennine fellside, this famous nick, a dramatic geoplogical formation at the top of High Cup Gill is part of Whin Sill and overlooks the best glaciated valley in northern England.

The walk to High Cup Nick begins in Dufton and starts on a well formed path which is part of The Pennine Way. It can be combined with a walk along the old pony paths for the lead mines behind Dufton. The views are wonderful and place feels very atmospheric with its open moorland and interesting flora and fauna.

The walk is listed in Julia Bradbury’s Best Walks with a View in Cumbria.


St Anne’s Way

Lady Ann Clifford Walk marker postKirkby Thore is situated on St Anne’s Way long distance walk, the classic long distance walk passing through some of Britain's most stunning scenery on its 100 mile journey from Skipton to Penrith.

Starting at the magnificent Skipton Castle, the Way passes through the beautiful and popular Yorkshire Dales on its way into Cumbria and the hidden delights of the Upper Eden Valley.

The route was inspired by Lady Anne Clifford, that indomitable lady who owned vast estates in the old county of Westmorland during the seventeenth century. Lady Anne travelled repeatedly between her castles and the route takes in these once magnificent buildings, many now sadly in ruins.


There are many other walks, of varying lengths in the area ready to be explored.

Mrs Christine Tucker
Kirkby Thore Hall, Kirkby Thore, Cumbria, CA10 1XN
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