A Wet Sleddale Horseshoe

Sat 25 Jul 2009

Route: Wet Sleddale Reservoir Dam - Lunch House - Gray Bull - Sleddale Pike - Great Saddle Crag - Little Saddle Crag - Great Yarlside - Harrop Pike - Grey Crag - Tarn Crag - Brunt Tongue - Mosedale Beck - Scam Matthew - High Wether Howe - Haskew Tarn - Seat Robert - Willy Fold - Stackhouse Brow - Cooper's Green - Wet Sleddale Reservoir Dam

Distance: 14.00 miles

Ascent: 2,300ft

Time: 7 hours 25 minutes

With: David Hall


Blue sky, sunshine and scattered clouds

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Looking across Wet Sleddale Reservoir to Seat Robert, to be our last summit of the day

Cloud over the North Pennines from the track to the Lunch House

The Lunch House with Knipescar in the far distance

Heather moorland, not a good place to be if you are a grouse

Gray Bull

Sleddale Pike

Sleddale Pike's summit

Wet Sleddale Reservoir and the North Pennines from Sleddale Pike's summit

Upper Wet Sleddale from Sleddale Pike

Great Saddle Crag

Wet Sleddale from Great Saddle Crag's summit

Harter Fell, Branstree and the High Street ridge from Great Saddle Crag

Crookdale from the highest point on Great Yarlside

Little Yarlside from Great Yarlside

West from Great Yarlside's summit

Following the fence line west, Grey Crag is in shadow on the left

Harrop Pike's summit cairn

Crookdale and Borrowdale with the Howgills in the distance

Towards Bannisdale from Grey Crag's summit cairn

Black Combe and the Coniston fells in the far distance from Grey Crag's summit cairn

Looking over Greycrag Tarn (no open water) to Tarn Crag

The survey pillar near Tarn Crag's summit cairn

The survey pillar near Tarn Crag's summit cairn

The view north east to the North Pennines from Tarn Crag with Mosedale on the left and Wet Sleddale Reservoir right of centre

Harter Fell (with engineered path) and Long Stile onto High Street seen above Gatescarth Pass

Brunt Tongue


Zooming in on Mosedale Cottage and Mosedale Quarry

Bridge across Mosedale Beck

Bridge across Mosedale Beck

High Wether Howe summit

Haskew Tarn with Seat Robert behind

Seat Robert's summit

Looking across to the North Pennines

Willy Fold

Previous Walk: Wetherlam (Thu 23 Jul 2009)

Next Walk: Whinlatter (Sun 26 Jul 2009)

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