Selside Pike and Branstree

Sat 14 Jul 2007

Route: Mardale Head - Haweswater lakeside path - Old Corpse Road - Selside Pike - High Howes - Branstree Tarn - Branstree - Gatescarth Pass - Mardale Head

Distance: 5.50 miles

Ascent: 1,800ft

Time: 2 hours 55 minutes

With: On Own


Wet - rain and drizzle for nearly all the walk. Windy at times on the tops. Cloud base around the top of Kidsty Pike (2,500ft)

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Looking down Haweswater from Mardale Head

Mardale Ill Bell and the ridge to Rough Crag seen from the Haweswater lakeside path

The footbridge across Rowantreethwaite Beck

Mardale Head from the Old Corpse Road

Riggindale from the Old Corpse Road

Kidsty Pike from the ruins next to the Old Corpse Road

Mardale Head, The Rigg and Rough Crag from the Old Corpse Road

Looking down into Swindale from near High Blake Dodd

Selside Pike's summit shelter/cairn

High Howes (not named on the OS map but listed as a top by Bill Birkett and called Branstree North East Top by the Nuttalls) from Selside Pike

Captain Whelter Bog and the fence to Branstree

Looking back to Selside Pike (left) and High Howes (behind the tarns and survey post on the right)

Branstree summit

The fence down to Gatescarth Pass from Branstree's summit, Longsleddale, Goat Scar and Kentmere Pike

Harter Fell on the left with Kidsty Pike behind Rough Crag (centre right) from the Gatescarth Pass to Mardale Head track

The track down to Mardale Head from Gatescarth Pass

High Street and Rough Crag with lots of water in Blea Water Beck

Haweswater from the car park at Mardale Head

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