640 Fountains Fell

There are very few mountains that have a lake on the summit, but between the twin tops of Fountains Fell lies one of Yorkshire's best. Yet despite the walkers on the Pennine Way only yards away, these blue waters lapping a gravelly shore must be one of the least visited places in the county.

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LOCATION: Six miles north of Settle
START: Stainforth to Halton Gill fell road. Park over top of hill by cattle grid & Pennine Way signpost
Grid ref: SD853723 Postcode: BD249PW
DISTANCE: 7.5 (or 4) miles
GRADE: Strenuous
TIME: 5 hours
MAP: Explorer - Yorkshire Dales South Quarter mile of Main Walk on Yorkshire Dales North
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Darnbrook Fell

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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