Tan Hill Inn

The famous Tan Hill Inn, highest in Britain at 1,732 feet above sea level. A relentless climb up Arkengarthdale. On reaching the watershed there is still another 2 to 3 km of rolling moorland to go. Into the westerly wind. I didn’t stop, so no chance to inspect the double glazing. You have to be of a certain age to remember that TV ad with Ted Moult.

The building dates from the 17th-century and became the centre of a coal mining community. The last pit closed in 1929 with the cottages demolished soon after leaving in the inn in isolation.
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