High Street from Mardale Head

Sun 17 Dec 2006

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: David Hall and Anne


Blue sky and sunshine, snow on the tops, brilliant!

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Looking across Riggindale to Kidsty Pike and Kidsty Howes

Haweswater from the ascent of Rough Crag

Rough Crag with High Street beyond

Long Stile leading onto High Street from Caspel Gate Tarn

Ascending Long Stile with Rough Crag and Caspel Gate Tarn now way below

The final slope up onto High Street

Ascending Long Stile

A walker approaching the trig point at High Street's summit

Helvellyn from High Street's summit

Snowdrift, High Street

Looking across to Thornthwaite Beacon

Westerly panorama from south of High Street's summit

Mardale Ill Bell with Harter Fell behind

Approaching Mardale Ill Bell's summit

360 Panorama from Mardale Ill Bell's summit

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

Harter Fell's summit cairn

Westerly panorama from Harter Fell's summit

Looking south from Harter Fell's summit with the sun reflecting off Windermere and Morecambe Bay

Looking back to Harter Fell's summit as the cloud builds to the south west

Haweswater from Harter Fell

On the path to Gatescarth Pass with Tarn Crag ahead and the Howgills in the distance

Descending to Mardale Head from Gatescarth Pass

Previous Walk: Lingmoor Fell and Pike o'Blisco (Sat 16 Dec 2006)

Next Walk: Hard Knott, Harter Fell and Green Crag (Tue 19 Dec 2006)

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