About the Guide
Cross Fell, the highest point in England outside of the Lake District and birthplace of the rivers Tees and South Tyne. This high moorland area in the north Pennines has long been neglected by MTB riders despite, in the main, clear and well constructed tracks. This Classic 28 mile route from Garrigill rises over the northern shoulder of Cross Fell on the old corpse road westward before descending to the villages of Kirkland, Blencarn and Milburn, which nestle in the western folds of the Pennines. From Milburn, the route climbs once again, this time passing over the shoulder of Great Dun Fell before descending back to Garrigill on tracks across the high expanse of moorland that gives birth to two of the North's major rivers. This is a tour of England's last wilderness and it will have an effect on you.