Approaching A Cairn

Published 6 November 2011

Anyone seen the path? It’s around here somewhere…

You know how it is. You spend ages going up a big hill where you should be able to see an amazing view, only to get to the top and found it shrouded in cloud.

Most walkers will recognise the tale so last Christmas we created a photobook of some of the most memorable ones and during November, A Sunday Picture will be highlighting some of my favourites.

Taken in March 2010 this photograph was taken on Cross Fell on the Pennine Way.

Cross Fell is the highest point on the Pennine Way at 893m above sea level and is prone to dense fog and cloud. No surprise then that on our visit we could barely see a thing.

Still at least that giant cairn meant we were on the right track.

And if you’ve got friends of family who are always getting to see fantastic views on their walking, why not give them a copy of Great Views We Have Seen, the original celebration of classic scenery from Britain’s hills. Available now for £18.99 from

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