Name:Cross Fell
Hill number:2707
Height:893.1m / 2930ft
RHB Section:35A: The Northern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:North Pennines - Western Fells
County/UA:Westmorland and Furness
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Eden (Carlisle), Tyne (Newcastle)
Watershed:Tynemouth, Ardnamurchan Point to Lowestoft, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Land's End to John o' Groats, Solway Firth, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
High Hills of Britain, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Clem, Trail 100
Grid ref:NY 68735 34321
Summit feature:trig point
Col:243.3m  NY 7112 0567  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 91
(1:25k) OL31W
Observations:centre of large shelter is 20m NW at NY 68719 34336 and natural ground is of similar height; main cairn 35m NW at NY 68714 34349 is 0.2m lower
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Revisit with Matt whilst nabbing other Nuttalls in the area. Big walk and a tough one at 22 miles.simocity14/04/2024
Biked up to 1 km from the top from end of the public road 4 of 4robertphillips09/10/2023
From holiday cottage in Knock. Pennine Way up to Knock Fell, Great Dun Fell, Little Dun Fell and Cross Fell. Had lunch at wind shelter on Little Dun Fell with nigelcmason2. Back over Little Dun Fell and descended to Silverband Mine, crossed Knock Ore Gill without too much difficulty and then roads back to Knock. Starting off cloudy, windy and cold but cleared during lunch.Herbert Anchovy17/08/2023
Knock Pike, Flagdaw, Great Dun Fell, Little Dun Fell, Cross Fellkeithouk28/05/2023
With Val. Good weather. From Kirkland. Pennine Journey then Pennine Way to summit. Returned same route.mike.hoult17/05/2023
Garrigill - Cross Fell - Little Dun Fell - Great Dun Fell - GarrigillJHes30/04/2023
Dufton-Knock Fell-Great Dun Fell-Little Dun Fell-Cross Fell-Wythwaite-Duftoncampagvelocet11/10/2022
From Kirkland. NB Gregís Hut closed for renovation until October.BaggerGutt22/08/2022
17.7 miles 3216ft walk. Cross Fell, Little Dun Fell and Great Dun Fell from Ousby.stephenbuda07/07/2022
Cross Fell, Little Dun Fell (twice) and Great Dun Fell.quadbarrel30/06/2022
Solo from Dufton village car park. Followed the Pennine Way out then back. Knock Fell, Great Dun Fell, Little Dun Fell, Cross Fell, Little Dun Fell, Great Dun Fell, Knock Fell. About 16 miles, 6h48m. At Great Dun Fell, on the return leg, I visited the highest point outside the radar station perimeter fence.ADT20/06/2022
very pleasant walk from kirkland church. 13km in just over 2.5 hrs. good path most of the way, but a few gaps and very wet bog!Nicky C18/06/2022
Sue,Boo,Tash,Alex,Mike & I all spent a warm June afternoon avoiding the advancing Roma nation by going up from Kirkland at the bridleway and coming down from Teeshead via Grumply Hill back to Kirkland. Stunning views all around.Alphaville19904/06/2022
Cloudy as we arrived, then very clearnevillehargreaves11/05/2022
With John - parked at the church in Kirkland, then up the 'Pennine Journey' path, onto the ridge, along to Knock Old Man, then down the path to Milburn and back across fields to the car. 16 miles in all, but it would be a brave walker to set off on the direct route from Great Dun Fell back to Kirkland. Magnificent views from the summit - the best I've seen from any hill in England, so make sure it's a clear day if you're planning to do this.Richard18/04/2022
On Pennine Way. Visited summit, trig and cairn.PGCE17/04/2022
Circuit from Kirkland. Winter had returned to the high fells!Rockdoctor02/04/2022
Two degrees C at Kirkland before bagging church cut mark then up bridleway to Cross Fell then revisit to Tees Head concrete ring. Very cool on summit.Dugswell221/11/2021
From Garrigill via Long Man Hill and Bullman Hills 17.8 milesJulieB14/11/2021
Revisit in fog with R & CJO after Catterpallot Hill. Stone windshelter at summit , trig nearby. Onto the (exposed) buried concrete ring 300m SE by 2m cairn before return to Hartside pass, latterly in darkness.Denise 14/11/2021
Revisit: Hartside On way to Cross Fell with Richard and Denise, ticking a couple of Tumps and Elmsie on the way. Still needs a revist to complete Elmsie.cjo14/11/2021
Revisit on a trig & BM outing from the Close House road. Tees Head Concrete Ring ESE of summit next to large cairnRHW14/11/2021
OMM replacementMisterTim30/10/2021
From Kirkland Hall. Up via Grumply Hill, return skirting High Cap. Unpleasant conditions with very limited visibility until it opened up at about 450m on the descent.squeegs24/09/2021
Parked by Kirkland church (there's also parking a bit higher up at Kirkland Hall). Cloud base was around 680m on my way up, but had cleared by the time I got down.paulhilder12/08/2021
Diversion from A Pennine Journey walk. Up from Garrigill, down via Kirkland to Dufton. Very hot, sunny and clear. Though a bit hazy in the distance due to air pollution.Nick Caunt17/07/2021
Great Dun Fell, Little Dun Fell, Cross Fell and Knock Pike from the limit of access on Knock Lane by the gravel pit. Followed the radar station road on ascent and cut the corner over easy terrain returning from Knock Pike. The gate to the golf ball station compound was open so I was able to visit the true summit. Gloriously spacious walking.Nick Down107/07/2021
Blencarn ROW to Cross Fell. After revelling in the glorious wind shelter we took the Pennine pavement across Little Dun Fell to its big golf-balled brother. Over to Knock Fell before doubling back to the derelict Silverband Mine and from there the indistinct footpath to Milburn. Before tackling Burney Hill we had to roll two fat sheep back on to their staggering feet .. a kick in the shins being my sole good-deed reward .. perhaps making up for the many years of chops, shanks and kebabs.summitter18/06/2021
From Kirkland. Winter conditions and mist from about 550m. Nice to revisit after all these years. With R and B.jenx25/01/2021
Left Kirkland Hall car park at 08.00. Took the suggested clockwise circular route but detoured to Greg's Hut which was well worth the visit. Back tracked and hit the trig point at about 11.00. Had a brief lunch as it was only 2.8C with high winds and low cloud. Were going to carry on and do the Dun Fells but weather had set in so abandoned the idea. Weather lifted as we descended Kirkland Fell. Arrived back at the car at around 2.30pm.TractorBoy26/10/2020
From Knock, long walk along service road to Great Dun Fell, onto Little Dun Fell and Cross Fell back along PW to Knock Fell and then meandered down PW and bagged Knock Pike before getting back to Car.Longwojo20/08/2020
Pennine WayTaz3811/08/2020
Circular walk from Milburn via Knock Fell, Great Dun Fell and Little Dun Fell. Back to the path at NY 697 339 and down the path towards Blencarn. Path becomes better defined and less boggy as you descend. Back via A Pennine Journey to Milburn. Path ill-defined after the river crossing near High Slack, but better further on.Peter_W_Mitchell 23/07/2020
Loop from Blencarn up the bridleway past Grumply Hill up to join the PW and onto the the top. Very wet!Eggletina27/06/2020
From Milburn take Pennine Journey path to Wythwaite, Kirkland, and Bank Hill. Ascent using footpath to Man at Edge and Megís Cairn to Melmerby Fell (Dun Edge). Return to Megís Cairn, follow mountain wall to Brown Hill, cross Gregoryís Sike, follow track to Pennine Journey path. Follow the path to Cross Fell. On to Pennine Way to Little Dun Fell, Great Dun Fell, and on to Knock Fell. Return to road, descend via road and take the track to Silverband Mine. Descent using footpath to Red Carle and return to Milburn.raymooremanx20/06/2020
A Pennine Journey Day 12. Garrigill to Kirkland via Cross Fell. A perfect winterís day with stunning views. Bits of ice and snow on the tops. Good inversion. With Christine, Eric, Geoff and Steve. 18.5km with 620m ascent in 5h40m.silveracorn_alan06/02/2020
Snow covered top, dry cold day from Kirkland, parked near church FOC. with Kris, Nick, Dina, Zoe and LolaJames Burrows18/01/2020
From Kirkland; along Pennine way via Great Dun Fell to Dufton. A long walk back on the roads avoided by a kind local who drove me all the way back to the startgettingonabit18/01/2020
Cross fell in the snow With Simon Hutchinson & Shaun Chilton2510chris10/01/2020
0800 start. 1. Cross Fell, Little Dun Fell, Great Dun Fell from Kirkland.lindslow03/01/2020
Very short notice day trip up from North Wales to get this one, but it turned out to be an absolute classic!Alex C31/12/2019
Up the tarmac road from the sheepfolds to the SW and along the PW over Great/Little Dun Fells and Cross Fell. Cold crispy morning with good views. With Gillian, Harriet and Mike.richard6931/12/2019
Started in light rain turned into snow, wind picked up higher up before turning into full on blizzard at the summit.DJWan14/12/2019
From Milburn via Burney Hill, Great Dun Fell and Little Dun Fell.Wheelsy28/10/2019
A great mountain with great views. I was on my pennine way journey when I went over Cross fell. The route from garrigill is long and boring. I suggest come up from the village of KirklandAristotle Chip21/09/2019
Circular walk from Kirkland with Euan & Robert, in fine conditions (except misty on summit), taking in Great Dun Fellbarnz4813/09/2019
Kirkland > Greg's Hut > Cross Fell > Little Dun Fell > Great Dun Fell > Knock Old Man > Meldon Hill > Viewing Hill > Round Hill > Greg's Hut > Kirkland. One of the hardest and most ambitious walk I have ever done. Hardest bag was the walk to Meldon Hill from Knock Old Man due the the terrain. Otherwise the hardest parts were the river crossings required for the route I took. Drizzly rain for pretty much all the time and had to walk to Greg's hut and back from/to Kirkland in dark with head torch. Solo. Don't know how far I walked but my watch said 64,000 steps / 6,000 kcal for the day mostly 'off-piste'.axoree14/08/2019
From Garrigill road end. Great Dun Fell, Little Dun Fell, Cross Fell, Long Man Hill, Round Hill. As per Nuttall book skipping Bullman Hills.lenman23/06/2019
Our 50th Marilyn! 14.2m circular from Kirkland church, Cross Fell, Little Dun Fell and Great Dun Fell.Jephcote8322/06/2019