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Mickle Fell, Yorkshire

Mickle Fell

Mickle Fell is Yorkshire's county top. It stands 2,585 feet high in the North Riding of Yorkshire, within the Pennines, and lies slightly off the main east-west watershed of the Pennines.

Mickle Fell It name is appropriate to it, meaning in the local dialect simply "Big Fell", from the Old Norse language. The fell lies in the middle of a large area of boggy moor and requires a long hike to get to it from any direction. Mickle Fell's distinctive outline makes it a recognisable object in views from the Lake District hills. South of Mickle Fell the ridge descends to the Stainmore Gap before rising again into the Yorkshire Dales. (Read more)