High Street from Mardale Head

Sat 29 Nov 2008

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

Distance: 7.50 miles

Ascent: 2,435ft

Time: 4 hours 45 minutes

With: Anne


Snow on the tops, blue skies and sunshine, no wind

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Looking across Riggindale to Kidsty Pike


Speaking Crag sticking out into Haweswater

The way ahead

Nan Bield Pass and a glimpse of Small Water

The bump before Rough Crag

Rough Crag with High Street behind and Blea Water on the left

Blea Water from Rough Crag's summit

Caspel Gate Tarn and the Long Stile ridge onto High Street's summit

Looking back to Rough Crag and Caspel Gate Tarn

Long Stile

Looking over Blea Water to Harter Fell

Ascending Long Stile with Rough Crag now far below

Nearly at the top of Long Stile

Top of Long Stile

Nearing High Street's summit

High Street's summit

High Street's summit wall

Looking across to the Helvellyn range from High Street's summit

Zooming in on Helvellyn, Striding Edge and Catstycam

The high central fells

Bowfell, Scafell, Scafell Pike behind Esk Pike and Great End

Hayeswater from the Roman Road

The Straits of Riggindale and Twopenny Crag

Heading for the Straits of Riggindale

Looking back to High Street

Kidsty Pike

North along the High Street ridge from Rampsgill Head

Rest Dodd from Rampsgill Head

Looking back to Kidsty Pike from the descent to Kidsty Howes

Descending to Kidsty Howes

Previous Walk: Angle Tarn from Martindale (Wed 12 Nov 2008)

Next Walk: Ullscarf to High Tove (Sun 30 Nov 2008)

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