Branstree and Selside Pike

Mon 2 May 2011

Route: Mardale Head - Gatescarth Pass - Branstree - Branstree Tarn - High Howes - Selside Pike - Old Corpse Road - Haweswater lakeside path - Mardale Head

Distance: 5.50 miles

Ascent: 1,800ft

Time: 3 hours

With: Anne


Blue sky, sunshine, scattered clouds. Strong easterly wind

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Haweswater from the Gatescarth Pass track

Looking back down the Gatescarth Pass track

Harter Fell with High Street in the distance

Harter Fell from near the top of Gatescarth Pass

Looking over Gatescarth Pass to Adam Seat

Longsleddale from Branstree

Branstree's flat summit

Selside Pike with the North Pennines beyond from the higher of the two cairns on Artle Crag

The survey post on Branstree and a glimpse of Haweswater

The larger of the two nameless tarns between Branstree and High Howes

Selside Pike's summit cairn with the North Pennines in the distance

Selside Pike's summit cairn/shelter with High Street in the distance

Looking down into Swindale

On the Old Corpse Road heading back to Mardale Head

Mardale Head (Harter Fell, Mardale Ill Bell and High Street)

The Rigg and Rough Crag onto High Street, Riggindale, Kidsty Pike and Wood Howe (island)

Heading down to Haweswater


The end of The Rigg and Wood Howe

Previous Walk: Five Coniston fells (Sat 26 Mar 2011)

Next Walk: Loughrigg Fell (Sun 22 May 2011)

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