Tag: Yorkshire Dales

Wild Camping: Wild Boar Fell, Yorkshire Dales

Near Kirkby Stephen, Yorkshire Dales

I have wild camped twice on this qiuet fell, both times in winter and both times it snowed heavily! It makes an excellent winter camp because the access road is regularly gritted in winter and because the route up is easy to follow, even in poor conditions.

The route sets off from just down from Kirkby Stephen train station and heads due south over the fields. After a couple of miles through fields you arrive at the fell proper and begin the long gentle ascent up the shoulder of the mountain.

The final 100 metres or so is a bit of a lung buster but for the most part it’s pretty gentle!

Once you reach the summit it plateaus out and you can take your pick of locations, depending the strength and direction of the wind. If visibility is limited it would be recommended to stick away from the edge of The Nab!

Heading out towards Wild Boar in the early evening. It would be dark and very windy by the time we arrived at the summit!

OS Map Route

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Details

  • Start: NY 761 067
  • Finish: SD 760 985
  • Distance: 9.2km
  • Ascent:499m
  • Time: 2 hours 45mins
  • Camp Altitude: 702m

Features

  • Water can be retrieve from the numerous small ponds on top or as you cross the stream at Moor Pot.
  • Very quiet fell, especially in winter
  • Rail access via Kirkby Stephen station and the Settle – Carlisle line

Views

  • Gorgeous views along The Nab and down towards Kirkby Stephen

Parking

  • Parking is safest opposite the houses near the train station
  • You can park closer to the fell near Pudding Howe Hill, but it is very isolated.

Wild Camping: Castle Knott, Yorkshire Dales

Wild Camping Locations Yorkshire Dales Castle Knott

We often camp on the high fells of the Yorkshire Dales instead of those in the Lake District. While the scenery is less epic than that of Lake District, it has a bleak, weathered charm. The fells are also generally much quieter than those of the Lakes and parking is much easier.

Castle Knott is a prime example of a perfect Yorkshire Dales wild camping location. It’s 30 minutes drive from the M6 and parking is a doddle. The route up the hill is straightforward to follow in any weather and the view over the Lune valley and Morecambe Bay is gorgeous.

OS Map and Routes

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Details

  • Start: SD 629 824
  • Finish: SD 656 841
  • Distance: 3.9 km
  • Ascent: 449 m
  • Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
  • Camp Altitude: 533m

Features

  • Very quiet fell
  • Small tarn nearby for water
  • Bardon has a lovely pub that does food on an Sunday lunchtime 🙂

Views

  • The Lune Valley
  • Bardon Fell to the south
  • Morecambe Bay across to the Lake District

Parking

  • Park in the quiet village of Bardon by the green.

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