High Street from Mardale Head

Sun 17 Feb 2008

Route: Mardale Head - Rough Crag - Caspel Gate Tarn - Long Stile - High Street - Mardale Ill Bell - Nan Bield Pass - Harter Fell - Gatescarth Pass - Mardale Head

Distance: 6.75 miles

Ascent: 2,700ft

Time: 4 hours 40 minutes

With: Dad


Warm in the sunshine, great visbility on the fell tops above the haze

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Harter Fell reflecting in Haweswater

Looking across Riggindale to Kidsty Pike

Speaking Crag sticking out into Haweswater

The ridge to Rough Crag with High Street beyond

Approaching Rough Crag's summit

The ridge of Long Stile leading onto High Street seen from Rough Crag's summit

Long Stile leading onto High Street from Caspel Gate Tarn

Harter Fell sticking out above the haze and Blea Water below

Ascending Long Stile

Looking back along the Rough Crag ridge from near the top of Long Stile

High Street's summit

Westerly panorama from High Street

Saint Sunday Crag with the Helvellyn fells behind from High Street

Blencathra to the north from High Street

Crinkle Crags, Bowfell, Scafell, Scafell Pike and Great End from High Street

Fairfield with Great Gable behind Dove Crag on the left from High Street

Looking over Caudale Moor to Crinkle Crags, Bowfell and the Scafells and with Great Gable behind Dove Crag from High Street

Fairfield, Dollywaggon Pike, Nethermost Pike behind Saint Sunday Crag, Helvellyn and Catstycam from High Street

Heading for Mardale Ill Bell with Harter Fell beyond

Looking back up the path we had taken from High Street as we head for Mardale Ill Bell

High Street from Mardale Ill Bell's summit cairn

Small Water and Haweswater with Cross Fell and the Dun Fells sticking out above the haze on the far side of the Eden valley

Nan Bield Pass

Looking back to Mardale Ill Bell and High Street from our ascent of Harter Fell

Lingmell End, Froswick, Red Screes, Crinkle Crags, Bowfell, the Scafells and Great Gable from Harter Fell

Zooming in on Ill Bell's summit with the Old Man of Coniston behind right

Ill Bell and Froswick with the Coniston fells & Crinkle Crags beyond, the Scafells behind Red Screes and Great Gable on the far right from Harter Fell

Leaving Harter Fell's summit and headng for the lower cairns to the north east

High Street with Blea Water in the corrie below from Harter Fell

A hazy Haweswater from Harter Fell

Looking across Haweswater to The Rigg from Mardale Head

Previous Walk: Tarn Hows (Sat 16 Feb 2008)

Next Walk: Steeple to Caw Fell from Ennerdale (Tue 19 Feb 2008)

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