Branstree and Selside Pike

Sun 21 Jan 2007

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

Distance: 5.50 miles

Ascent: 1,800ft

Time: 3 hours 15 minutes

With: David Hall and Anne


Sunny intervals and sleet/snow showers

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Looking across Haweswater to Kidsty Pike

Heading up the track to Gatescarth Pass from Mardale Head

The Mardale Head side of Gatescarth Pass

Crags on the side of Harter Fell

Upper Longsleddale and Goat Scar from our ascent of Branstree

Ascending Branstree from Gatescarth Pass, just follow the fence

High Street from Branstree

Harter Fell from Branstree

Branstree summit

High Howes from the lower of the two cairns on Artle Crag

The larger of the two nameless tarns between Branstree and High Howes

Selside Pike's summit shelter / cairn

Looking down into Swindale

Riggindale with High Street on the left and Kidsty Pike and High Raise on the right

Hare Shaw from Selside End

Mardale Head and The Rigg from one of the ruins next to the Old Corpse Road

Trees catching some sunlight with Castle Crag on the far side of Haweswater

Woodfell Gill

A full Haweswater and The Rigg from Mardale Head

Previous Walk: A bit of grit on Haystacks (Wed 17 Jan 2007)

Next Walk: Double Helvellyn (Thu 25 Jan 2007)

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