Category Archives: Extreme Points

Greave Clough Head Walk

Today in glorious sunshine I enjoyed my first real walk since spraining my ankle. For the second time I visited Greave Clough Head, the Westernmost point of both the West Riding and Yorkshire. The purpose of this visit was to take … Continue reading

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Docker Knott

The River Lunn forms the boundary between Yorkshire and Westmorland. The boundary continues onto Carlingill Beck which runs down Carlin Gill from the watershed. On top of the watershed is Docker Knott the Northernmost point of the West Riding. The climb … Continue reading

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Swarth Fell Pike

After my night sleeping on the rock of Filey Brigg Island, the Easternmost point of the North Riding, I drove over one hundred miles to Swarth Fell Pike the Westernmost of the North Riding to spend a night in my bivy … Continue reading

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Filey Brigg Island

On Tuesday, for the first time since September, I spent a night in my bivy bag. This was the first of three bivy bag nights this week and was at the stunning Filey Brigg Island – the Easternmost Point of the … Continue reading

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Tyke’s Way Walk

After the unfurling of the North Riding flag a small group walked to Tykes Way, the Northernmost point of the North Riding and Yorkshire. The remains of what appear to be a round house is typical of the Holwick region. … Continue reading

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Bush Ground – Huntingdonshire

Bush Ground is the county top of Huntingdonshire. Bush Ground is a field of which is part of Bottom Farm, at Covington. The field runs up to the border with Northamptonshire (and is just north of the three shires point … Continue reading

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Kinder Scout – Derbyshire

Kinder Scout is the county top of Derbyshire. It is a high moorland plateau in the Dark Peak of the Peak District. For many years, workers in the factories of Manchester and the surrounding mill towns of south Lancashire used … Continue reading

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Foel Cwmcerwyn – Pembrokeshire

Foel Cwmcerwyn is the county top of Pembrokeshire. The mountain lies within the borders of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park although it is 7 miles from the sea. A path leads to the summit from the village of Rosebush in the … Continue reading

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Milk Hill – Wiltshire

Milk Hill is the county top of Wiltshire. The adjacent Tan Hill is the location of the Alton Barnes white horse, a hill figure cut in 1812. On 23 August 2009, the BBC programme Countryfile featured an item on analysis by … Continue reading

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Walbury Hill Shoulder – Berkshire

Walbury Hill Shoulder is the county top of Berkshire. It is to be found south of the scattered Berkshire village of Inkpen and 5 miles southeast of Hungerford, the closest town. The top of the hill is an Iron Age hill fort … Continue reading

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