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Two Centre Trek

Cumbria, Lancashire, Northumberland

179 km / 111 miles
The Two Centre Trek was devised by LDWA member David Law and links two points that are reputed to be the 'centre of Britain'. According to calculations by Ordnance Survey the centre of Britain is a location 7 km north west of Dunsop Bridge, Lancashire, by Whitendale Hanging Stones on Brennand Farm in the Forest of Bowland. Alternatively, the town of Haltwhistle in Northumberland has a claim to be the centre of Britain as it lies at the mid-point along the mainland’s longest line of longitude.

The route uses a mixture of well-known long distance paths such as the Pennine Way, Dales Way and Hadrian's Wall Path as well as paths across access land that are not marked on OS maps but are clear on the ground.

From the start at Dunsop Bridge the route crosses the Forest of Bowland fells, visits Wray, follows the river Lune to Kirkby Lonsdale, and across fells to Dent where the Dales Way is followed to Sedbergh. A traverse of the Howgills leads on to Orton, Appleby-in-Westmorland and Dufton. The highest point on the route is reached on Cross Fell at nearly 3,000 feet. From Alston the South Tyne Trail, a former railway line, and the Pennine Way are followed to Greenhead where Hadrian's Wall Path is soon joined for the final section to Haltwhistle.


Details:

Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Challenging
AONB
Moorland
River
Start: SD660500 - Dunsop Bridge, Lancashire View on StreetMap
Finish: NY709642 - Haltwhistle, Northumberland View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2019

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Route Description - PDF Two Centre Trek  (David Law  - 2019 ) Download File
Looseleaf Two Centre Trek  (David Law  - 2019 )

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 86, 87, 91, 97, 98, 102, 103
OS Landranger Active 86, 87, 91, 97, 98, 102, 103
OS Explorer 2, 7, 19, 31, 41, 43
OS Explorer Active 2, 7, 19, 31, 41, 43

Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

 
 
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143 km
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166 km
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168 km
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176 km
Bunk House
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176 km
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177 km

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Route Profile:

178.1 km (110.7 miles)
4,434 m (14,547 ft) ascent
890 m (2,920 ft)  maximum height

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