Riggindale Round

Thu 29 Jul 2010

Route: Mardale Head - Rough Crag - Caspel Gate Tarn - Long Stile - High Street - Roman Road - Straits of Riggindale - Kidsty Pike - Kidsty Howes - Riggindale - Haweswater - Mardale Head

Distance: 7.25 miles

Ascent: 2,420ft

Time: 3 hours 50 minutes

With: On own


Broken cloud to start, becoming overcast

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Mardale Head

The lakeside path round to Riggindale

Swine Crag at the start of the Rough Crag ridge, the path avoids it by crossing the wall and keeping to the left


Harter Fell

Towards Nan Bield Pass

Looking back down the ridge

...and up, its a long ridge

Long Stile and Caspel Gate Tarn

Harter Fell and Blea Water

Looking back down on Rough Crag from Long Stile

High Street's summit trig point

The Roman road, looking north

Looking over Gray Crag to the Helvellyn ridge. Hayeswater far below

Towards the Straits of Riggindale

Looking back to High Street

The path down to Kidsty Howes has been 'upgraded'

The steep descent off Kidsty Howes down to Haweswater

Looking back to Kidsty Pike and Kidsty Howes from the lake shore

Road to nowhere

Previous Walk: Scafell Pike plus from Seathwaite (Wed 30 Jun 2010)

Next Walk: Carrock Fell and High Pike (Sat 7 Aug 2010)

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