Walk c276 High Street and Harter Fell from Mardale Head

An easy scramble to unsurpassed views


Route outline for walk c276:

- Mardale Head  -   Haweswater Reservoir  -   The Rigg  -   Dudderwick  -   Swine Crag (Riggindale)  -   Heron Crag (Riggindale)  -   Eagle Crag (Riggindale)  -   Rough Crag (Riggindale)  -   Caspel Gate  -   Riggindale Crag  -   Long Stile  -   High Street  -   Mardale Ill Bell  -   Nan Bield Pass  -   Harter Fell (Mardale)  -   Adam Seat  -   Gatescarth Pass  -   Mardale Head.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
3
English
Mountains
Wainwright
4
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
3
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Marilyn
Bridget
1
Bridget

The highest point of this walk is High Street at 828m (2717ft). High Street is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (30th highest in England, 59th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 25). High Street is also known as an English Nuttall (37th in England, 69th in England & Wales). High Street is classified as a Marilyn (11th highest in England, 344th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Harter Fell (Mardale), 778m (2553ft). Harter Fell (Mardale) is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (54th highest in England, 97th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 47). Harter Fell (Mardale) is also known as an English Nuttall (66th in England, 118th in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Mardale Ill Bell, 760m (2494ft). Mardale Ill Bell is classified as a Wainwright (No. 59).

Along the way you will also bag Adam Seat, 666m (2186ft) and a Bridget; Rough Crag (Riggindale) 628m (2061ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (161st Eng, 280th Eng & Wal) and an English Nuttall (219th Eng, 382nd Eng & Wal) and Eagle Crag 525m (1723ft) - a Wainwright (No. 160).


For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL5
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 90
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c276 High Street and Harter Fell from Mardale Head

In no particular order . . .

Kidsty Pike from Rough Crag (Riggindale)

Kidsty Pike from Rough Crag (Riggindale)

Photo: Phillip Houlton (8)

Black Crag (Pillar), Wind Gap, Pillar and Looking Stead (Pillar) above Mosedale from Wasdale Head

Black Crag (Pillar), Wind Gap, Pillar and Looking Stead (Pillar) above Mosedale from Wasdale Head

Photo: Andy Malcolm (241)

Mere Gill, Greenhow Gill and Footmoorgate Gill 'streaming' into Greenup Gill beyond Pounsey Crag (far right) as seen from Eagle Crag

Mere Gill, Greenhow Gill and Footmoorgate Gill 'streaming' into Greenup Gill beyond Pounsey Crag (far right) as seen from Eagle Crag

Photo: Marcel Bannon (4)

Mardale Head and Haweswater Reservoir from Rowantreethwaite Beck

Mardale Head and Haweswater Reservoir from Rowantreethwaite Beck

Photo: Andy Malcolm (238)

Birker Fell (Eskdale) crags from Eskdale

Birker Fell (Eskdale) crags from Eskdale

Photo: Tim Hope (91)

*Hayeswater with the Fairfield and Helvellyn Ridges beyond from High Street

*Hayeswater with the Fairfield and Helvellyn Ridges beyond from High Street

Photo: Andy Malcolm (25)

*High Street, Blea Water, Rough Crag (Riggindale), Riggindale, Kidsty Pike and Haweswater Reservoir from The Rigg

*High Street, Blea Water, Rough Crag (Riggindale), Riggindale, Kidsty Pike and Haweswater Reservoir from The Rigg

Photo: Phillip Houlton (6)

A distant Lake Windermere from the summit of High Street in the snow

A distant Lake Windermere from the summit of High Street in the snow

Photo: Tim Hope (90)

Blea Water with mist shrouding High Street beyond from Dudderwick in the snow

Blea Water with mist shrouding High Street beyond from Dudderwick in the snow

Photo: Tim Hope (83)

On top of Causey Pike with Scar Crags, Sail (Derwent Fells) and Crag Hill (Eel Crag) behind

On top of Causey Pike with Scar Crags, Sail (Derwent Fells) and Crag Hill (Eel Crag) behind

Photo: Stephen Ellaby (4)


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