Shelter rebuilt on highest point of Pennines

A famous shelter on the top of the highest mountain in the Pennines has been rebuilt by local craftsmen 50 years after it was first erected.

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Braving the elements to rebuild a shelter

Cross Fell on the Pennine Way is a vast, inhospitable mountain notorious for howling winds and wild weather.

It's the highest peak in England outside the Lake District so rebuilding the shelter at the summit was never going to be straightforward.

But a traditional craftsman and two apprentices have been doing just that, as Katie Hunter reports:

Pennine shelter from start to finish

A shelter to protect walkers on the highest point of the Pennines has been rebuilt 50 years after it was first erected.

Local crafts men took 18 days to complete the structure at Cross Fell, which stands at 893m in altitude.

The 50-year-old structure before work began Credit: ITV Border
The shelter will protect walkers from the extreme wind at the summit Credit: ITV Border
The finished shelter Credit: ITV Border


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