891 Winder

Tradition dictates that the pupils of Sedburgh's famous school must climb Winder, the town's mini mountain, at least once. Well we've certainly done it more than once and the last time was the toughest of the lot. Temperatures today, warned the Met Office, will reach into the eighties. Not a problem we thought, as we climbed from the scorching streets of Sedburgh. But somehow our legs weren't working and when we reached the summit we lay down beside the cairn just as a young couple caught us up. "We were on Helvellyn last week", they told us, "and this is much, much tougher" So be warned it's a super climb and well worth the effort, but try to pick a day when it's not the hottest of the whole year.

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LOCATION: Sedburgh
START: Pay & display car park near Tourist Info, Toilets
Grid ref: SD659922 Postcode: LA105AS
DISTANCE: 5 or 3.5 miles
GRADE: Moderate with a steep ascent
TIME: 4 hours
MAP: Explorer - Howgill Fells Landranger 97
EN ROUTE: Settlebeck Gill

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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