What’s the ground like between Great Dun Fell, Little Dun Fell and Cross Fell like? Anquet says the walk up from Kirkland to the summit is about 2hr30 but the walk from Great Dun Fell is a lot shorter, and of course, you can drive half way to the summit of Great Dun Fell on the radar station access road. Here, Anquet says it’s about 1hr30. However, what I’ve read suggests the cols are extremely boggy.
I regularly drive past Cross Fell on the way to and from my mum’s house and Cross Fell “calls out” to me to activate it. Given that I have a nearly 5 hour drive anyway, I’m looking for the shortest route to do this summit. Now a 2hr30 walk up plus some activation and the walk back is a bit longer than I want to spend. But the route from Great Dun Fell sounds like the whole activation can be fitted into 4hours which doesn’t sound too unreasonable, especially if the WX is nice.
So what is the ground really like between these 3 tops. Is it really as bad as many websites suggest or is there a dryish route?