This is a one way route so walkers will either need to think ahead or be prepared to do some back tracking.
Linear | 6.86km (4.25 miles) | Difficulty: Medium
|Please note that the route given is a rough guide and should not be relied upon solely when planning a walk. Remember to plan ahead, get a proper map and ensure you have the right equipment.|
With two cars, walkers could leave one at tan hill and then drive to Keld and start from there (or vice versa if walkers don’t want to go up hill all the way). One note about getting here is that the roads can be incredibly icy during the winter so be extra cautious when driving down to Keld.
1: The route leaves Keld, heading South West before crossing the River and heading up-hill. There’s plenty of sights this section such as the waterfall just outside Keld, various streams and amazing views down several of the neighbouring valleys. The route follows the Pennine way North.
2: The route continues along the Pennine Way. As walkers ascend the first up hill sectionthey should remember to take the time to look back for the amazing view of Keld settled at the bottom of the valley.
3: Walkers should be aware along this section that they are likely to come across large herds of sheep along this path, many of which will think that anyone passing by is there to feed them.
4: The highlight of this walk is Tan Hill pub. The pub serves food so if walkers fancy more than a pint its perfect and is a nice, warm place to recover, even if it is just the halfway point for those planning to backtrack down to Keld.
This route can be adapted to be circular, though this of course makes it longer. Tan Hill also offers accommodation so this route could be made part of several day’s worth of walking.