Hawes to Tan Hill

15 June 2022. Had a good night’s sleep. It was a cool night with little wind and the tent was wet with condensation (more weight to carry). Walked the 15 minutes into Hawes from the campsite at 0720. Got a few food provisions at the Spar shop and was back on the route at 0800. Today was 29km with over 750m of climb. Through Hardraw with a 7 km climb up Black Moss Moor to Great Shunner Fell (716m), where I meet up with Fred, Okey and Geoff (1100-1115 hrs). From there it was down into Thwaite. The cafe there was closed so I continued to Keld for a couple of pots of tea and a bacon roll at the cafe at Rukins campsite (1400-1545). Good long break with Fred, Okey and Steve.

The last section of the day was the 6km up Stonesdale Moor to Tan Hill Inn (536m) where we were able to camp at the back of the pub (£10) and make use of shower and toilet facilities. For once the end of the day was an ascent rather than a descent. Nice given a 29km day. Steve and Charlotte had booked pub rooms but I was camping with Fred and Okey. Sunny calm evening.

Route out of Hawes
Black Moss Moor
Great Shunner Fell on the horizon
Okey’s refreshment break
Shunner Fell Rake down into Thwaite Beck
Descent into Thwaite
Route up around Kisdon Hill
Looking towards Swinner Gill. Keld around the left corner
Down into Keld
Rukins Campsite Cafe stop
East Stonesdale Falls
Looking back with Pen y Ghent on the horizon
Follow the dog
Approach to Tan Hill Inn
Highest pub in the British Isles
Pitches behind Tan Hill Inn
Fortunately a nice evening for high level camping

2 thoughts on “Hawes to Tan Hill

  1. I love these daily updates – and wonderful photos. Thank you for keeping us with you.


  2. val hill

    looks brilliant in the sunshine. tipped with rain when we were there!!! half way now – enjoy. xx


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