Wednesday 4 September. It was Karen’s last walk with me on this holiday so we decided to go a little further afield. A 30 mile drive took us to Dufton, the starting point of our 8 mile walk with 1,900ft of ascent to the top of High Cup Nick. This is a geological wonder and well worth the climb. I had done the walk once before as a circular route but this time we decided that we would come back the same way that we went. Not something that I normally like doing, but the views were magnificent in both directions. The climb started with rather hazy visibility but this soon cleared and it turned out to be a really warm and sunny late summer’s day. On the way back we had views across to the High Street ridge in the Lake District to the west, Shap to the south west and the Howgills to the south.