Harter Fell from Mardale Head

Sun 8 Jan 2012

Route: Mardale Head - Small Water - Nan Bield Pass - Harter Fell - Gatescarth Pass - Mardale Head

Distance: 4.25 miles

Ascent: 1,800ft

Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

With: On own


Overcast, in cloud and windy on the top

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Looking across to Riggindale and High Street from the drive up the side of Haweswater

Harter Fell at the head of Haweswater

I'm heading up via Nan Bield Pass and back down via Gatescarth Pass

Looking back down on Mardale Head

Looking back down on Mardale Head from beside Small Water Beck

Small Water, Nan Bield Pass is up in the cloud

The Small Water shelters

Small Water

Kentmere Reservoir with the tops of Yoke and Ill Bell in cloud from Nan Bield Pass

Looking back to Nan Bield Pass as I head up Harter Fell

Small Water now far below

Harter Fell's summit cairn

A full Haweswater from Harter Fell

Blea Water

Looking across to Branstree

The Gatescarth Pass track down to Mardale Head, spot the digger...

When is it better to do something rather than nothing?

One of the many new speed bumps!

Harter Fell's steep north east side

Heading back down to Mardale Head

All the recent rain means Haweswater is full to overflowing

Previous Walk: Loughrigg Fell (Mon 2 Jan 2012)

Next Walk: 50th Helvellyn (Fri 13 Jan 2012)

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