Walk c391 The Swindale Horseshoe

Rough walking, few paths, blissfully uncrowded


Route outline for walk c391:

Swindale  -  Swindale Foot Farm  -  Swindale Beck  -  Starling Gill  -  Stubby Hest  -  Bracken Howe  -  Thiefstead  -  Langhowe Pike  -  High Katelade  -  Rowantree Crag  -  Blea Moss  -  Stone Howe  -  Glede Howe  -  Willy Winder Hill  -  Haskew Beck  -  Fewling Stones  -  Swindale Common  -  Mosedale Beck (Swindale)  -  Nabs Moor  -  Nabs Crag  -  Howes (Mosedale)  -  Captain Whelter Bog  -  Branstree (North East Top)  -  Branstree (Artlecrag Pike)  -  Swirle Crag  -  Selside Pike  -  High Blake Dodd  -  Sleside End  -  High Birkin Knott  -  Low Birkin Knott  -  Old Corpse Road  -  Thorny Knott  -  Swindale Head Farm  -  Truss Gap  -  Swindale.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
2
English
Mountains
Wainwright
2
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
3
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
4
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
0
Marilyns
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Branstree (Artlecrag Pike) at 713m (2340ft). Branstree (Artlecrag Pike) is classified as a English Mountain (Hewitt) (92nd highest in England, 155th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 82). Branstree (Artlecrag Pike) is also known as a English Nuttall (116th highest in England, 195th highest in England & Wales).

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Branstree (North East Top) at 673m (2208ft). Branstree (North East Top) is also known as an English Nuttall (165th highest in England, 276th highest in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Selside Pike at 655m (2150ft). Selside Pike is classified as a English Mountain (Hewitt) (139th highest in England, 240th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 110). Selside Pike is also known as a English Nuttall (188th highest in England, 321st highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Howes (Mosedale) at 580m (1904ft). Howes (Mosedale) is classified as a Wainwright Outlying Fell (No. 4); Fewling Stones at 510m (1674ft). Fewling Stones is classified as a Wainwright Outlying Fell (No. 21); Nabs Moor at 492m (1615ft). Nabs Moor is classified as a Wainwright Outlying Fell (No. 30); Langhowe Pike at 400m (1313ft). Langhowe Pike is classified as a Wainwright Outlying Fell (No. 49).

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 c391 The Swindale Horseshoe

In no particular order . . .

Another candidate for the summit of Fewling Stones

Another candidate for the summit of Fewling Stones

Photo: Christine Shepherd (364)

Langhowe Pike summit cairn

Langhowe Pike summit cairn

Photo: David Elliott (42)

Stone Beacons on the summit of Branstree

Stone Beacons on the summit of Branstree

Photo: Christine Shepherd (15)

Nabs Moor summit

Nabs Moor summit

Photo: David Elliott (55)

The onward path from Winder Hill to Arant Haw

The onward path from Winder Hill to Arant Haw

Photo: Christine Shepherd (681)

Nabs Moor summit cairn

Nabs Moor summit cairn

Photo: Robert Hall (72)

Swindale from Selside Pike

Swindale from Selside Pike

Photo: Robert Hall (66)

The Rigg and Haweswater Reservoir with Rough Crag and High Street beyond from The Old Corpse Road on Mardale Common

The Rigg and Haweswater Reservoir with Rough Crag and High Street beyond from The Old Corpse Road on Mardale Common

Photo: Christine Shepherd (13)

Swindale from Selside Pike

Swindale from Selside Pike

Photo: David Hayter (102)

Langhowe Pike Summit

Langhowe Pike Summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (355)

Haskew Beck waterfall

Haskew Beck waterfall

Photo: Christine Shepherd (367)

The Rigg, Wood Howe and Haweswater from Selside Pike

The Rigg, Wood Howe and Haweswater from Selside Pike

Photo: David Hayter (100)

Selside Pike summit cairn

Selside Pike summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (14)

Cairn on Branstree (Artlecrag Pike)

Cairn on Branstree (Artlecrag Pike)

Photo: David Hayter (95)

Branstree (Artlecrag Pike) summit cairn

Branstree (Artlecrag Pike) summit cairn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (229)

Nabs Moor summit

Nabs Moor summit

Photo: David Elliott (53)

Swindale with the lower slopes of Selside Pike (left) and Fewling Stone (right) from Nabs Crag

Swindale with the lower slopes of Selside Pike (left) and Fewling Stone (right) from Nabs Crag

Photo: Robert Hall (74)

Fewling Stones summit

Fewling Stones summit

Photo: David Elliott (47)

Branstree (Artlecrag Pike) Summit

Branstree (Artlecrag Pike) Summit

Photo: David Hayter (96)

*Red Pike, Black Crag, Pillar and Looking Stead from Mosedale, Wasdale

*Red Pike, Black Crag, Pillar and Looking Stead from Mosedale, Wasdale

Photo: Wayne Hill (6)

Branstree (Artlecrag Pike) summit beacon

Branstree (Artlecrag Pike) summit beacon

Photo: Christine Shepherd (481)

Stone pillar in the col between Branstree (North East Top) and Branstree (Artlecrag Pike)

Stone pillar in the col between Branstree (North East Top) and Branstree (Artlecrag Pike)

Photo: Robert Hall (69)

*Kettle Crag (left), Oxendale, The Band (centre - with Crinkle Crags (Crinkle Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), & Gunson Knott) (top left) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) (top right), Mickleden and The Langdale Pikes from Side Pike

*Kettle Crag (left), Oxendale, The Band (centre - with Crinkle Crags (Crinkle Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), & Gunson Knott) (top left) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) (top right), Mickleden and The Langdale Pikes from Side Pike

Photo: Andy Malcolm (58)

Haweswater from Branstree (Artlecrag Pike)

Haweswater from Branstree (Artlecrag Pike)

Photo: David Hayter (97)

Mardale Head from Selside Pike

Mardale Head from Selside Pike

Photo: David Hayter (98)

Haweswater and Harter Fell from Selside Pike

Haweswater and Harter Fell from Selside Pike

Photo: David Hayter (94)

Selside Pike summit cairn wind shelter

Selside Pike summit cairn wind shelter

Photo: Robert Hall (67)

The summit of Branstree (Artlecrag Pike)

The summit of Branstree (Artlecrag Pike)

Photo: Robert Hall (70)

Nabs Moor summit cairn

Nabs Moor summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (381)

Mardale Head and Riggindale from Selside Pike

Mardale Head and Riggindale from Selside Pike

Photo: David Hayter (101)

Riggindale and Kidsty Pike from Selside Pike

Riggindale and Kidsty Pike from Selside Pike

Photo: David Hayter (103)

Branstree (North East Top) summit cairn

Branstree (North East Top) summit cairn

Photo: Robert Hall (68)

Swindale from Nabs Crag

Swindale from Nabs Crag

Photo: Robert Hall (75)

Fewling Stones summit

Fewling Stones summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (363)

The Ordnance Survey Concrete Ring on the summit of Branstree (Artlecrag Pike)

The Ordnance Survey Concrete Ring on the summit of Branstree (Artlecrag Pike)

Photo: Christine Shepherd (530)

Cairn on Nabs Crag above Swindale

Cairn on Nabs Crag above Swindale

Photo: Robert Hall (73)

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)

Winder Hill summit viewpoint and Trig Point

Winder Hill summit viewpoint and Trig Point

Photo: Christine Shepherd (680)

The delightful path by Swindale Beck back to Dufton

The delightful path by Swindale Beck back to Dufton

Photo: Christine Shepherd (378)

Survey Post on Branstree (Artlecrag Pike)

Survey Post on Branstree (Artlecrag Pike)

Photo: David Hayter (99)

The path to Langhowe Pike

The path to Langhowe Pike 'The Corpse Road'

Photo: Christine Shepherd (354)


. . . see just 10 walk photos from Walk c391 The Swindale Horseshoe


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