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Harter Fell (Mardale)
779m (2556ft)

The Far Eastern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


Record Harter Fell (Mardale) as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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English Mountain
54th highest in England,
96th in England & Wales

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Wainwright
(No. 47)

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66th highest in England,
118th in England & Wales

Walk Harter Fell (Mardale) walking UK Mountains in The Far Eastern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

The view from the summit of Harter Fell (Mardale)

Photo: William Ringwood

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The Lake District National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Maps (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL5 The English Lakes - North Eastern area


OL7 The English Lakes - South Eastern area


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

90 Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside


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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Harter Fell (Mardale) Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Harter Fell (Mardale)

Sarah Baker walked up on June 3rd, 2022 [with] Larry baker, [weather] Beautiful day, slightly hazy, bit cold - Up & back didn't do the loop route

Martyn Atherton climbed on June 18th, 2022 [from/via/route] c362 Selside Pike, Branstree (Artlecrag pike), Harter Fell (Mardale), Mardale III Bell, Rough Crag (Riggendale) & High Street [with] Self [weather] Very Sunny & Warm - Fantastic Route 7 hrs

Sarah Moore bagged on August 6th, 2022 [from/via/route] c204 [with] On my own [weather] Great day for it - cool & windy but views for miles

Adrian Howard hiked on July 20th, 2022 [from/via/route] From Sadgill, Gatesgarth pass up to Harter fell, across to Kentmere Pike then Goat Scar onto Shipman Knotts then back down to Sadgill.

Richard Fulcher summited on May 7th, 2022 [from/via/route] Parked in a lay-by near the Mardale Head car park. Set off up to Small Water (coffee) & then gradually up the hill behind the tarn up to Nan Bield. From there we ascended Harter Fell. From the top of Harter Fell we descended to Gatesgarth Pass & then up again (bit of a slog) up to Branstree. From Branstree we walked past the 'monoliths' & on to Selside ( I diverted to look at the 'Pillar'). After Selside we descended in an easterly direction & joined the Old Corpse Road & followed it down to the road by Haweswater. [with] Jen [weather] Fairly still with some cold wind on the tops. Cloud developed but there was no wind. - Some interesting ruined buildings on the way down.

Christine Shepherd conquered on February 9th, 2008 [from/via/route] Have used routes c204 from Stockdale & c276 from Mardale Head twice to reach this summit, & route c251 also from Mardale Head. Did walk c257 on 6.3.22 [with] Friends Gary and Jonathan [weather] Very cold but bright - I have bagged this fell on two other occasions on my own using walks c204 & c251 Climbed again with Jenny on 7.9.2019. Visited this summit yet again on 16.7.20 using walk 204 from Stockdale. Climbed again 6.3.22 as part of the Kentmere Skyline c257.

Simon Burgess scaled on October 10th, 2021 [from/via/route] From Howeswater Harter Fell, Mardale Ill Bell, High Street, Kidsty Pike

Jonathan Bevan walked up on July 18th, 2004 [with] Dave Hume [weather] Started light drizzle..then after 10 mins brilliant sunshine

Geoff Hand climbed on September 21st, 2021 [from/via/route] c204 Longsleddale Horizon from Stockdale [with] Alone [weather] Generally Dry & warm with a bit of mist Kentmere Pike - Haweswater was quite low. Very quiet.

David Lord bagged on June 26th, 2019 [with] Debbie Lord [weather] Beautiful sunny day.

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Harter Fell (Mardale)

The view from the summit of Branstree (Artlecrag Pike) featuring Harter Fell (Mardale) (left), High Street, Rough Crag, High Raise (Mardale) and Whether How above Haweswater Reservoir

The view from the summit of Branstree (Artlecrag Pike) featuring Harter Fell (Mardale) (left), High Street, Rough Crag, High Raise (Mardale) and Whether How above Haweswater Reservoir

Photo: Robert Hall (71)

Mardale Ill Bell (left) Nan Bield Pass and Harter Fell (Mardale)(right) with Kentmere Reservoir below from the summit of Yoke

Mardale Ill Bell (left) Nan Bield Pass and Harter Fell (Mardale)(right) with Kentmere Reservoir below from the summit of Yoke

Photo: Neil Milling (15)

Harter Fell (Mardale) (far left), Nan Bield Pass, Rough Crag, Riggindale Crag, High Street, Kidsty Pike, High Raise (Mardale) Wether Hill and Wether Hill (South Top) from the cairn marking the high point on the Old Corpse Road (Haweswater)

Harter Fell (Mardale) (far left), Nan Bield Pass, Rough Crag, Riggindale Crag, High Street, Kidsty Pike, High Raise (Mardale) Wether Hill and Wether Hill (South Top) from the cairn marking the high point on the Old Corpse Road (Haweswater)

Photo: Robert Hall (65)

Harter Fell (Mardale) (left), High Street, Kidsty Pike, High Raise (Mardale), Haweswater Reservoir and Selside Pike (far right) from Branstree (Artlecrag Pike)

Harter Fell (Mardale) (left), High Street, Kidsty Pike, High Raise (Mardale), Haweswater Reservoir and Selside Pike (far right) from Branstree (Artlecrag Pike)

Photo: A. Wainwright (37)

Yoke, Ill Bell and Froswick seen from the path to Harter Fell

Yoke, Ill Bell and Froswick seen from the path to Harter Fell

Photo: Ivor Bennett (7)

Harter Fell (Mardale) from Branstree (Artlecrag Pike)

Harter Fell (Mardale) from Branstree (Artlecrag Pike)

Photo: A. Wainwright (36)

Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick and the shoulder of Lingmell End (Mardale Ill Bell) above Kentmere Reservoir from Harter Fell (Mardale)

Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick and the shoulder of Lingmell End (Mardale Ill Bell) above Kentmere Reservoir from Harter Fell (Mardale)

Photo: Andy Malcolm (240)

Artlecrag Pike (left), Gatescarth Pass (centre) and Harter Fell (Mardale) (right) from Swine Crag in the snow

Artlecrag Pike (left), Gatescarth Pass (centre) and Harter Fell (Mardale) (right) from Swine Crag in the snow

Photo: Tim Hope (80)

Me on Harter Fell (Mardale) summit cairn

Me on Harter Fell (Mardale) summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (517)

On Harter Fell (Mardale) with Katie and Rosie

On Harter Fell (Mardale) with Katie and Rosie

Photo: Reasons Togonorth (4)

Mardale Ill Bell and High Street from Harter Fell (Mardale)

Mardale Ill Bell and High Street from Harter Fell (Mardale)

Photo: William Ringwood (52)

Harter Fell (Mardale) (left) and High Street from Branstree (Artlecrag Pike)

Harter Fell (Mardale) (left) and High Street from Branstree (Artlecrag Pike)

Photo: A. Wainwright (35)

Nan Bield Pass and Small Water with Rough Crag and High Street beyond from Harter Fell (Mardale)

Nan Bield Pass and Small Water with Rough Crag and High Street beyond from Harter Fell (Mardale)

Photo: Christine Shepherd (16)

Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick above Kentmere Reservoir from Harter Fell (Mardale)

Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick above Kentmere Reservoir from Harter Fell (Mardale)

Photo: Andy Malcolm (244)


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