Great Shunner Fell - Wensleydale

Friday 5th June 2020

A slightly harder than expected day in Wensleydale visiting Great Shunner Fell. The initial climb out of Hardraw on the Pennine Way was a gradual climb (on a good path) which took longer than I thought it would. A brisk headwind with frequent squalls and the occasional hail storm meant it was quite slow going, although in between the showers it was often lovely warm sunshine - strange sort of day weather wise.

Great Shunner Fell summit holds a cross-shaped windbreak which came in handy for lunch which afforded some protection during a particularly lively snow/hail/rain storm - Fortunately I was able to discuss my love of Real Ale and Craft Beers with a fellow walker who also decided to seek refuge at the same time, other than that chap, I think I was the only person on the hills this Friday.

After lunch on Great Shunner Fell, it was over to the Buttertubs and then a climb up to 'Lovely Seat'. The descent from Lovely Seat to Sedbusk was predominantly 'off path' until a bridleway was reached and a gentle descent to the pretty village of Sedbusk before low level Dales walking back to Hardraw.

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Distance: 13.1 miles
Duration: 6:00 hours
Ascent: 2800 ft
Difficulty: Moderate/Hard
Accompanied By: On my Own
Weather: Sunny Intervals/Rain/Hail Showers/Windy

3D outline of route