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

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

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 highest in England, 69th highest in England & Wales). High Street is also classified as an English Marilyn (11th highest in England, 345th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Harter Fell (Mardale) at 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 highest in England, 118th highest in England & Wales).

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

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

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 . . .

*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)

Kidsty Pike from Rough Crag (Riggindale) summit in the snow

Kidsty Pike from Rough Crag (Riggindale) summit in the snow

Photo: Tim Hope (87)

Gatescarth Pass

Gatescarth Pass

Photo: David Hayter (303)

My wife Terry and two youngest daughters Emily & Elizabeth on their 1st Wainwright (High Street) taken on a Bank Holiday Sunday a couple of years ago

My wife Terry and two youngest daughters Emily & Elizabeth on their 1st Wainwright (High Street) taken on a Bank Holiday Sunday a couple of years ago

Photo: Stephen Ellaby (3)

Dudderwick and Rough Crag (Riggindale) from Mardale Head car park in the snow

Dudderwick and Rough Crag (Riggindale) from Mardale Head car park in the snow

Photo: Tim Hope (79)

Rough Crag beyond Blea Water from  above Blea Water Crag between High Street and Mardale Ill Bell

Rough Crag beyond Blea Water from above Blea Water Crag between High Street and Mardale Ill Bell

Photo: Andy Malcolm (233)

Speaking Crag from The Rigg, Haweswater Reservoir

Speaking Crag from The Rigg, Haweswater Reservoir

Photo: David Swales (18)

High Street Summit

High Street Summit

Photo: William Ringwood (29)

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)

Haweswater from above Adam Seat

Haweswater from above Adam Seat

Photo: William Ringwood (53)

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)

Haweswater Reservoir, The Rigg with Branstree (Artlecrag Pike) beyond from near Castle Crag

Haweswater Reservoir, The Rigg with Branstree (Artlecrag Pike) beyond from near Castle Crag

Photo: Mike Knipe (72)

Yoke, Ill Bell and Froswick from High Street

Yoke, Ill Bell and Froswick from High Street

Photo: Phillip Houlton (14)

High Street (behind the tree). Straits of Riggindale, Head of Riggindale Beck and Kidsty Pike from Haweswater Reservoir

High Street (behind the tree). Straits of Riggindale, Head of Riggindale Beck and Kidsty Pike from Haweswater Reservoir

Photo: Mike Knipe (73)

Blea Water from Rough Crag (Riggindale)

Blea Water from Rough Crag (Riggindale)

Photo: Phillip Houlton (10)

Rough Crag (Riggindale) from High Street

Rough Crag (Riggindale) from High Street

Photo: William Ringwood (48)

Harter Fell, Mardale Head and The Rigg across Haweswater Reservoir

Harter Fell, Mardale Head and The Rigg across Haweswater Reservoir

Photo: Phillip Houlton (23)

Riggindale and Haweswater Reservoir from Riggindale Crag

Riggindale and Haweswater Reservoir from Riggindale Crag

Photo: Phillip Houlton (9)

Small Water and Haweswater from Nan Bield Pass

Small Water and Haweswater from Nan Bield Pass

Photo: William Ringwood (28)

Mardale Beck and High Street from Mardale Head, Haweswater Reservoir

Mardale Beck and High Street from Mardale Head, Haweswater Reservoir

Photo: Phillip Houlton (1)

Overlooking the ruins of Riggindale Farm with Haweswater Reservoir beyond from the lower slopes of Rough Crag (Riggindale)

Overlooking the ruins of Riggindale Farm with Haweswater Reservoir beyond from the lower slopes of Rough Crag (Riggindale)

Photo: Andy Malcolm (236)

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)

Kidsty Pike from Rough Crag (Riggindale)

Kidsty Pike from Rough Crag (Riggindale)

Photo: Phillip Houlton (8)

Me on Harter Fell (Mardale) summit cairn

Me on Harter Fell (Mardale) summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (517)

Kidsty Pike from Riggindale Crag

Kidsty Pike from Riggindale Crag

Photo: Phillip Houlton (11)

Haweswater Reservoir from Rough Crag (Riggindale)

Haweswater Reservoir from Rough Crag (Riggindale)

Photo: Phillip Houlton (7)

Small Water and Haweswater from near Mardale Ill Bell summit

Small Water and Haweswater from near Mardale Ill Bell summit

Photo: Andy Malcolm (23)

Harter Fell, Mardale Head and Haweswater Reservoir

Harter Fell, Mardale Head and Haweswater Reservoir

Photo: Phillip Houlton (3)

Speaking Crag, Haweswater

Speaking Crag, Haweswater

Photo: Andy Malcolm (24)

On Harter Fell (Mardale) with Katie and Rosie

On Harter Fell (Mardale) with Katie and Rosie

Photo: Reasons Togonorth (4)

Haweswater Reservoir from Mardale Head

Haweswater Reservoir from Mardale Head

Photo: Glenn Philpott (1)

Rough Crag (Riggindale) summit in the snow

Rough Crag (Riggindale) summit in the snow

Photo: Tim Hope (84)

Blea Tarn from High Street

Blea Tarn from High Street

Photo: Matt Delemare (7)

Haweswater from the bottom of Gatescarth Pass

Haweswater from the bottom of Gatescarth Pass

Photo: David Baines (22)

Small Water from Harter Fell (Mardale)

Small Water from Harter Fell (Mardale)

Photo: William Ringwood (51)

Haweswater Reservoir from Gatescarth Pass

Haweswater Reservoir from Gatescarth Pass

Photo: Andy Malcolm (221)

Haweswater Reservoir from Adam Seat

Haweswater Reservoir from Adam Seat

Photo: Phillip Houlton (20)

Small Water with Haweswater Reservoir beyond from Nan Bield Pass

Small Water with Haweswater Reservoir beyond from Nan Bield Pass

Photo: David Swales (19)

*Snow on Gray Crag (Hayeswater) from High Street

*Snow on Gray Crag (Hayeswater) from High Street

Photo: Richard Nicholls (61)

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)

Blea Water from High Street

Blea Water from High Street

Photo: William Ringwood (49)

Brassington Church

Brassington Church

Photo: David Dayton (29)

Haweswater Reservoir near Mardale Head

Haweswater Reservoir near Mardale Head

Photo: Phillip Houlton (2)

Waymark on Nan Bield Pass

Waymark on Nan Bield Pass

Photo: Matt Delemare (10)

Froswick and Thornthwaite Crag seen from Ill Bell

Froswick and Thornthwaite Crag seen from Ill Bell

Photo: Ivor Bennett (8)

High Street from Mardale Ill Bell

High Street from Mardale Ill Bell

Photo: Phillip Houlton (15)

High Street, The Rigg and Rough Crag (Riggindale) across Haweswater Reservoir

High Street, The Rigg and Rough Crag (Riggindale) across Haweswater Reservoir

Photo: Phillip Houlton (22)

Haweswater Reservoir from The Rigg

Haweswater Reservoir from The Rigg

Photo: Phillip Houlton (5)

The Rigg with Rough Crag (Riggindale) and High Street beyond from near Rowantreethwaite Beck, Haweswater Reservoir

The Rigg with Rough Crag (Riggindale) and High Street beyond from near Rowantreethwaite Beck, Haweswater Reservoir

Photo: Alan Stancombe (5)

Riggindale Crags in the snow

Riggindale Crags in the snow

Photo: Tim Hope (88)

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)

Small Water and Hayeswater Reservoir from Nan Bield Pass

Small Water and Hayeswater Reservoir from Nan Bield Pass

Photo: Matt Delemare (8)

Mardale Head and Haweswater Reservoir from Rowantreethwaite Beck

Mardale Head and Haweswater Reservoir from Rowantreethwaite Beck

Photo: Andy Malcolm (238)

Small Water with Rough Crag (Riggindale) beyond from Nan Bield Pass

Small Water with Rough Crag (Riggindale) beyond from Nan Bield Pass

Photo: Phillip Houlton (19)

Snow on High Street from Haweswater Reservoir

Snow on High Street from Haweswater Reservoir

Photo: Peter Marsh (1)

High Street summit

High Street summit

Photo: Phillip Houlton (13)

Katie says a prayer to the weather Gods on Ill Bell

Katie says a prayer to the weather Gods on Ill Bell

Photo: Reasons Togonorth (6)

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)

Small Water and Haweswater Reservoir from Nan Bield Pass

Small Water and Haweswater Reservoir from Nan Bield Pass

Photo: Phillip Houlton (17)

Yoke, Ill Bell and Kentmere Reservoir from Nan Bield Pass

Yoke, Ill Bell and Kentmere Reservoir from Nan Bield Pass

Photo: Phillip Houlton (18)

Looking West from the summit of High Street

Looking West from the summit of High Street

Photo: Jason Greenall (1)

The Rigg and Haweswater Reservoir from Mardale Head car park in the snow

The Rigg and Haweswater Reservoir from Mardale Head car park in the snow

Photo: Tim Hope (78)

Mardale Ill Bell, High Street and Rough Crag (Riggindale) above Blea Tarn from Nan Bield Pass

Mardale Ill Bell, High Street and Rough Crag (Riggindale) above Blea Tarn from Nan Bield Pass

Photo: Matt Delemare (9)

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

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

Photo: William Ringwood (52)

Looking back to Kidsty Howes and Haweswater from Rough Crag (Riggindale) summit in the snow

Looking back to Kidsty Howes and Haweswater from Rough Crag (Riggindale) summit in the snow

Photo: Tim Hope (86)

High Street summit Trig Point

High Street summit Trig Point

Photo: Christine Shepherd (518)

The Rigg and Haweswater Reservoir from the lower slopes of Branstree (Artlecrag Pike)

The Rigg and Haweswater Reservoir from the lower slopes of Branstree (Artlecrag Pike)

Photo: Peter Marsh (2)

Rough Crag (Riggindale) from Riggindale Crag

Rough Crag (Riggindale) from Riggindale Crag

Photo: Phillip Houlton (12)

Eagle Crag Summit

Eagle Crag Summit

Photo: David Hayter (13)

Me on Mardale Ill Bell summit

Me on Mardale Ill Bell summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (464)

Me on the summit of High Street in the snow

Me on the summit of High Street in the snow

Photo: Tim Hope (89)

High Street summit

High Street summit

Photo: William Ringwood (50)

*Snow on Hayeswater from High Street

*Snow on Hayeswater from High Street

Photo: Richard Nicholls (62)

*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)

John, Andy and myself on High Street in the snow

John, Andy and myself on High Street in the snow

Photo: Richard Jennings (4)

Kentmere Pike from Gatescarth Pass

Kentmere Pike from Gatescarth Pass

Photo: Ian Gaylard (3)

West from Mardale Ill Bell

West from Mardale Ill Bell

Photo: David Mulvey (7)

Eagle Crag

Eagle Crag

Photo: David Hayter (12)

Harter Fell from Mardale Ill Bell

Harter Fell from Mardale Ill Bell

Photo: Phillip Houlton (16)

Blea Water with mist still shrouding High Street beyond from Rough Crag (Riggindale) summit in the snow

Blea Water with mist still shrouding High Street beyond from Rough Crag (Riggindale) summit in the snow

Photo: Tim Hope (85)

Harter Fell from The Rigg, Haweswater Reservoir

Harter Fell from The Rigg, Haweswater Reservoir

Photo: Phillip Houlton (4)

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 (22)

Adam Seat summit

Adam Seat summit

Photo: Phillip Houlton (21)

Speaking Crag across Haweswater Reservoir from Rowantreethwaite Beck

Speaking Crag across Haweswater Reservoir from Rowantreethwaite Beck

Photo: Andy Malcolm (237)


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