Branstree and Selside Pike

Sat 17 Jul 2004

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: 2 hours 20 minutes

With: On Own


Sunshine and broken cloud

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Haweswater from Mardale Head

The Rough Crag ridge leading up to High Street (left)

Looking back down the track on the way up to Gatescarth Pass

Harter Fell from the route up Branstree

Looking south from Branstree to Longsleddale with Tarn Crag on the left and Goat Crag on the right

Looking back down the line of the fence to Gatescarth Pass. Kentmere Pike is the high point on the skyline

Boundary stone on Branstree, there is a 'H' on the other side

High Street from Branstree's summit

The higher cairn on Artlecrag Pike

Haweswater from Branstree

Selside Pike and the flanks of High Howes

The survey post, Branstree

High Howes between Branstree and Selside Pike has a view of Helvellyn 9.5 miles away

Captain Whelter Bog

Selside Pike's summit cairn with the Pennines in the distance

360 Panorama from Selside Pike's summit

Looking down into Swindale from Selside Pike

Branstree in sunshine and Harter Fell in shade

Harter Fell, Mardale Head, Mardale Ill Bell and The Rigg from the Old Corpse Road

Looking across Haweswater to High Street and Riggindale

Mardale Head

Hopgill Beck

Heading back to Mardale Head along the Haweswater shore path

Previous Walk: Arthur's Pike and Bonscale Pike (Fri 16 Jul 2004)

Next Walk: Fellbarrow and Low Fell (Tue 20 Jul 2004)

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