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A troublesome wind: new educational walking route near Moor House

The Royal Geographical Society has launched a fact-filled walk in the North Pennines near Moor House, location of Britain's only named wind.
A troublesome wind: new educational walking route near Moor House

Anemometer at the ECN site, with Great Dun Fell in the distance

'A troublesome wind' is the intriguing title of a new walk taking in parts of Moor House, now available on the Royal Geographical Society's Discovering Britain website. The route and accompanying information pack enables you to explore the spectacular scenery of the North Pennines and discover why these hills experience some of the most extreme weather in England. You can also hear remarkable accounts of Britain’s only named wind with a reputation for blowing over horses and humans, and you can find out about one man’s lifetime spent observing the weather.

This walk in Cumbria follows the Pennine Way to the summit of Great Dun Fell, the second highest hill in the Pennines. It tells the story of Gordon Manley, the geographer who pioneered the collection of meteorological data.

This memorable walk also includes stories of sheep, socks, snow and spies!

See the Discovering Britain website for details. We're pleased to see that ECN gets a mention! The existence of Gordon Manley's meteorological records was one of the factors in choosing Moor House an ECN site.

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