DAY 2 Harter Fell, North Pennines
The distinctive landmark of Kirkcarrion, a steep, green hill topped with dark pines, is visible for many miles around this part of the North Pennines. Legend has it that this is the burial place of Caryn, a local Bronze Age chieftain. A steady but enjoyable climb brings you to the summit of neighbouring Harter Fell, a dramatic and windswept place with far-reaching views across Lunedale, an area of upland heath on the watershed between the rivers Tees and Lune. The Pennine Way skirts the south-eastern flank of the Fell on its 267-mile journey from Edale in the Peak District to the Scottish borders. The final part of the run follows the banks of the River Tees, dotted with delightful swimming spots. A worthwhile diversion upstream reaches the spectacular, stepped waterfalls of Low Force and High Force.
Strathmore Arms, Holwick, DL12 0NJ, NY 906269 Harter Fell summit, NY 927237 OS Explorer OL31 Middletonin-Teesdale, NY 947254
Picking a route through the rocks of Holwick Scars