A Mosedale Round from Swindale

Sat 12 Aug 2006

Route: Swindale - Truss Gap - Swindale Head - Hare Shaw - Selside Pike - High Howes - Branstree Tarn - Branstree - Tarn Crag - Grey Crag - Harrop Pike - Ulthwaite Rigg - High Wether Howe - Fewling Stones - Truss Gap - Swindale

Distance: 13.25 miles

Ascent: 2,950ft

Time: 6 hours

With: David Hall


Overcast with sunny intervals, a cool strong wind at times

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The head of Swindale

Looking towards High Street (centre with top in cloud) from Hare Shaw's summit

Leaving Hare Shaw's summit for Selside Pike

High Street with Harter Fell on the far left and Kidsty Pike on the far right

Looking down into Swindale from our ascent of Selside Pike with the North Pennines in the distance

The survey post on Branstree and a glimpse of Haweswater

Looking back to Selside Pike from the larger of the two cairns on Artle Crag

Harter Fell from Branstree's summit

Goat Scar and upper Longsleddale from Selside Brow

The remote Mosedale Cottage

Harter Fell, Wrengill Quarry and the Gatescarth Pass track from our ascent of Tarn crag

Looking back to Branstree from Tarn Crag

Kentmere Pike, Harter Fell and Branstree from Tarn Crag

Gatescarth Pass

The pillar near Tarn Crag's summit cairn

Looking over Goat Scar to Black Combe and the Coniston Fells from Tarn Crag's summit

Tarn Crag seen across Greycrag Tarn

The view southeast towards the Howgill Fells from Grey Crag's summit

Harrop Pike

Heading for Ulthwaite Rigg with High Wether How and Seat Robert on the skyline

Looking over Brunt Tongue to Branstree, High Howes and Selside Pike

Branstree, High Howes and Howes with Selside Pike behind from the middle of nowhere

High Wether How, Seat Robert and Wet Sleddale Reservoir from Ulthwaite Rigg's summit

Wet Sleddale Reservoir with the North Pennines in the distance from Ulthwaite Rigg's summit

Brunt Tongue leading up onto Tarn crag with Kentmere Pike in the distance (right of centre) from the slopes of Scam Matthew

Looking across Swindale to Selside End from Fewling Stones

Our route from Fewling Stones took us back down into Swindale

Truss Gap, Swindale

Previous Walk: Yewbarrow (Thu 10 Aug 2006)

Next Walk: The full High Stile ridge (Sun 13 Aug 2006)

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