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    Hardraw and Great Shunner Fell Walk

    Difficulty
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    Hard
    Duration
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    4-6h
    Distance
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    15.3 km
    Elevation
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    534 m
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    Hardraw and Great Shunner Fell Walk

    The Hardraw and Great Shunner Fell Walk is a rough and rugged adventure that will take you to a summit viewpoint to experience the beauty of Yorkshire Dales National Park. Along the trail, you will traverse the barren and undulating terrain of the moor, climbing up Great Shunner Fell for a commanding view over the landscape. Don’t forget to wear proper walking boots, as the terrain along the trail is steep in places and uneven under foot.

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    Route Description for Hardraw and Great Shunner Fell Walk

    For those walkers looking to challenge themselves while experiencing the natural beauty of the Yorkshire Dales, the Hardraw and Great Shunner Fell Walk is a great adventure that will do just that. Sweeping views of rugged moor, rolling green hills, and charming little villages await on this scenic uphill journey.

    Setting out from the village of Hardraw, you will head to the northwest across the open fields and quickly transition onto the rugged terrain of the moor. Climbing uphill, you will continuously gain a better perspective of the surrounding landscape, as you work your way up the steep slopes on the final push to the summit. Reaching the top of Great Shunner Fell, take a few moments to soak up the views across the Yorkshire Dales before returning along the same route.

    Getting to the Hardraw and Great Shunner Fell Walk Trailhead

    To get to the trailhead for the Hardaw and Great Shunner Fell Walk from Hawes, drive northeast on Brunt Acres Road for 1.3 km and make a slight left to stay on the same road for another 27 m. Keep left onto Bellow Hill for 1.0 km to arrive at the trailhead.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      No

    • When to do

      March-October

    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      No

    • Route Signage

      Average

    • Crowd Levels

      Low

    • Route Type

      Out and back

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