Open access walks in Cumbria: Thack Moor and Black Fell

One of the more serious undertakings, this routes ventures onto the main North Pennine ridge, via the outlying top of Thack Moor. Tranquillity, solitude and a sense of moorland grandeur is guaranteed on the first section. A much deserved break at Hartside Café is recommended, before the return leg to Renwick following public rights of way on good tracks and paths.
Cottage near Hartside summit © NPAP/Simon Wilson


Starting from Townhead, at the northern end of Renwick village towards the parish church. Roadside parking is available at the church.


17 km


  • Boggy ground
  • Off road sections
  • On road sections



  • Car parking
  • Public transport


Facilities nearby: 

  • Cafe
  • Toilets