Nan Bield Pass and Kentmere Pike

Sun 25 Nov 2007

Route: Kentmere Village - Low Lane - Overend - The Tongue - Nan Bield Pass - Harter Fell - Kentmere Pike - Shipman Knotts - High Lane - Kentmere Village

Distance: 9.50 miles

Ascent: 2,500ft

Time: 5 hours 20 minutes

With: David & Jennifer Hall and Anne


Overcast and dull but with a few sunny intervals

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Looking up the Kentmere valley towards Mardale Ill Bell, Harter Fell and Kentmere Pike from Low Lane

Heading through upper Kentmere having passed Overend

Looking back down Kentmere from The Tongue

Disused quarry below Brown Howe

Rainsborrow Crag and Yoke

Looking over Kentmere Reservoir to Ill Bell and Froswick

Froswick, High Street and Lingmell End at the head of Kentmere

Heading for Nan Bield Pass

The path to Nan Bield Pass in a short sunny interval

Approaching Nan Bield Pass

Yoke, Ill Bell and Froswick from below Nan Bield Pass

Looking back down our ascent path as we near the summit of Nan Bield Pass

The shelter at Nan Bield Pass with Yoke and Ill Bell behind

Looking down on Small Water

Mardale Ill Bell with Thornthwaite Crag and High Street behind from the ridge up to Harter Fell's summit

Just follow the fence to Kentmere Pike from Harter Fell

The Howgill Fells in the distance to the south east

Kentmere Pike trig point

Looking back to Kentmere Pike's summit as we head for Shipman Knotts

Goat Scar (left) and Shipman Knotts (right)

Shipman Knotts summit from the south

Upper Kentmere from our descent off Shipman Knotts

Kentmere Pike and the hamlet of Hallow Bank

Previous Walk: Catbells (Sun 18 Nov 2007)

Next Walk: Circuit of Buttermere (Sat 1 Dec 2007)

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