High Street from Mardale Head

Wed 3 Sep 2003

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: 5 hours 10 minutes

With: John Paterson


Sunny periods

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Rough Crag, my route to the summit of High Street today

Riggindale with Rough Crag on the left and Kidsty Pike on the right. The island is called Wood Howe

The Rigg, Rough Crag and Riggindale

Harter Fell and Mardale Head

Mardale Head, the tides out! The reservoir is very low at the moment

Looking down on the head of the reservoir from Rough Crag

Haweswater from the ascent of Rough Crag

Caspel Gate Tarn and the Long Stile ridge onto High Street's summit

Looking back down on Rough Crag

Sparkle of sunlight on Blea Water

Harter Fell and Blea Water

Looking down into Riggindale

Approaching High Street's summit trig point

The view west from the summit as the cloud starts to build

Looking south to Ill Bell, Froswick and Windermere

Nan Bield Pass and the ridge onto Harter Fell

Small Water and Haweswater from above Nan Bield Pass

Kentmere Reservoir, Yoke and Ill Bell

Looking down on Small Water

Fell ponies above Kentmere

Fell ponies above Kentmere

Harter Fell's summit cairn

Haweswater from the north east end of Harter Fell

Blea Water with the top of High Street now in cloud

Descending from Gatescarth Pass down to Mardale Head

Almost back at the car park, Mardale Head

Previous Walk: Iron Crag, Caw Fell, Haycock (Sat 30 Aug 2003)

Next Walk: Knipescar Common (Sun 7 Sep 2003)

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