High Cup Nick

Dufton, Cumbria CA16, UK

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High Cup Nick is a classic U-shaped valley high on the western flanks of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

A deep chasm on the Pennine fellside, this famous nick, a dramatic geological formation at the top of High Cup Gill is part of the well-known Whin Sill, and overlooks the best glaciated valley in Northern England.

Here you can see the grey-blue dolerite crags which also form High Force and Cauldron Snout.

Explore High Cup Nick on this circular walk.



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 Anne Bowker
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