Harter Fell from Mardale Head

Sun 21 Sep 2014

Route: Mardale Head - Small Water - Nan Bield Pass - Harter Fell - Adam Seat - Gatescarth Pass - Mardale Head

Distance: 4.25 miles

Ascent: 1,800ft

Time: 2 hours 5 minutes

With: On Own


Late afternoon walk, hazy sunshine

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Mardale Head

Looking back down on Mardale Head as I head for Small Water

Small Water with Haweswater far below

Nan Bield Pass as I start up the ridge to Harter Fell

Looking over Small Water to Rough Crag

The ridge up Harter Fell

...and looking back with High Street beyond Mardale Ill Bell

Harter Fell summit cairn

Haweswater from Harter Fell

Heading for Adam Seat and Gatescarth Pass


Boundary Stone at Adam Seat's summit, L for Lowther, landowner in Shap Rural parish to the north

...and H for Harrison, the landowner in Longsleddale parish

Heading back down to Mardale Head

Why does the sign say Gatesgarth (which is near Buttermere) and not Gatescarth?

The lack of rain over the Summer months means the reservior is low, exposing the old tracks and walls

Wood Howe

Previous Walk: 60th Helvellyn (Tue 9 Sep 2014)

Next Walk: Loughrigg Fell (Sat 27 Sep 2014)

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