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Great Dun Fell
848m (2783ft)

The North Pennines, Cumbria, England

The summit of Great Dun Fell is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.


Record Great Dun Fell as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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English Mountain
24th highest in England,
50th in England & Wales

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English Nuttall
29th highest in England,
57th in England & Wales

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English Trig Point (Pillar)

Walk Great Dun Fell walking UK Mountains in The North Pennines  Cumbria, England

Great Dun Fell Summit

Photo: Henry Simmons

You can find Great Dun Fell & all the walks that climb it on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

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1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

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Great Dun Fell on our free-to-access 'Google Style' Peak Bagging Map:

See Great Dun Fell and the surrounding tops on our downloadable PDF Peak Bagging Map:


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You can walk to the top of Great Dun Fell by using this easy‑to‑follow route map:
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Walk c293 Cross Fell and Great Dun Fell from Garrigill

Cross Fell is the highest point on the Pennine Way

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 20ml (32km)
Ascent:2,905ft (885m)
Time:10 hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 8 Icon (Hard)

Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Great Dun Fell Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Great Dun Fell

Mark Smith walked up Great Dun Fell on August 19th, 2010 [from/via/route] pennine way [weather] hot & sunny

Caroline Winter climbed Great Dun Fell on August 25th, 2021 [from/via/route] Town End Farm Knock, Knock Fell, Great Dun Fell, Little Dun Fell, PW [with] Becky [weather] Very Warm day & humid - Entrance closed with cones, & warnings not to enter. Cyclist appeared, & had cycled to the top this morning as well !! Said it was open earlier & he usually cycles the road circuit around the radar. With that we sneaked through to an area where we reckoned was the highest section of ground.

Angela Moroney bagged Great Dun Fell on August 6th, 2020 [from/via/route] milburn [with] SOLO

Margaret Richards hiked Great Dun Fell on September 6th, 2010 [from/via/route] Pennine way: Garrigill to Little Dun Fell [with] Don [weather] sunny & windy up top

Kevin Foster summited Great Dun Fell on August 20th, 2018 [from/via/route] Little Dun Fell [with] Henry. [weather] cloudy with rain. - Despite the low cloud & misty conditions route finding was simple with the unmistakable flagstoned path of the Pennine Way to follow. The mist must have been pretty thick because the massive domes of the radar station that dominate the summit of Great Dun Fell did not appear until I was almost upon them.

Andy Jakob conquered Great Dun Fell during August, 1985 [from/via/route] Pennine Way north to south

Chris Faulkner scaled Great Dun Fell on July 10th, 2016 [from/via/route] Pennine Way [with] Michelle chandler [weather] Wet

Robert Shaw walked up Great Dun Fell on May 10th, 2013 [from/via/route] Bagged on the Pennine Way between the 10th & 24th May 2013. [weather] Various !! - 15 days of mainly fun.

Ian Barker climbed Great Dun Fell on August 15th, 2014 [from/via/route] Dufton [with] Peter Godfrey - On Pennine Way

Kevin Bloor bagged Great Dun Fell on April 10th, 2014 [from/via/route] Started at Garrigill [with] Myself [weather] Cloudy, poor visibility at top

Darren Mortimer hiked Great Dun Fell on December 15th, 2013 [from/via/route] Kirkland [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Very windy

Christine Shepherd summited Great Dun Fell on July 30th, 2013 [from/via/route] Walked from Kirkland over Cross Fell & Little Dunn Fell before making my way down to Milburn to be picked up by my husband. [with] On my own [weather] Bright, warm & clear. - Path down to Milburn a bit confusing after it leaves Silver Band. Needed my compass to get me down to the right point in the valley.

Iain Taylor conquered Great Dun Fell on March 4th, 2012 [from/via/route] Knock (NY 69679 29512)

Patrick Rogozinski, John Cuthbert, David Buckley, Paul Woodburn, Trevor Williams, Louise Sandwith, Matthew Thomas, Steve Davenport, Ray O'hara, Mark Davidson and Mike Walker have all walked, climbed & bagged Great Dun Fell.

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Great Dun Fell

Great Dun Fell from Crossgill Pants

Great Dun Fell from Crossgill Pants

Photo: Mark Davidson (14)

The Tracking Station on Great Dun Fell from The Pennine Way at Great Rundale Beck

The Tracking Station on Great Dun Fell from The Pennine Way at Great Rundale Beck

Photo: Jim Thorpe (4)

Approaching the summit of Great Dun Fell summit

Approaching the summit of Great Dun Fell summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (97)

Great Dun Fell and Little Dun Fell from the tall cairn on Cross Fell summit plateau

Great Dun Fell and Little Dun Fell from the tall cairn on Cross Fell summit plateau

Photo: Henry Simmons (6)

Great Dun Fell and Little Dun Fell from Crossgill Pants

Great Dun Fell and Little Dun Fell from Crossgill Pants

Photo: Mark Davidson (13)

Great Dun Fell from Little Dun Fell

Great Dun Fell from Little Dun Fell

Photo: Henry Simmons (7)

Little Dun Fell and Great Dun Fell from Cross Fell

Little Dun Fell and Great Dun Fell from Cross Fell

Photo: Christine Shepherd (94)

The Radar Station on Great Dun Fell from the Pennine Way on Cross Fell

The Radar Station on Great Dun Fell from the Pennine Way on Cross Fell

Photo: Martin Robinson (2)

Great Dun Fell summit

Great Dun Fell summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (98)

Cross Fell and Great Dun Fell from Dufton Pike

Cross Fell and Great Dun Fell from Dufton Pike

Photo: Mark Kissipie (32)


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