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Mardale Head

Where to meet: Mardale Head Car Park
Postcode:  CA10 2RP
Grid Reference: NY 469 107 

Directions

From Penrith: Follow the A6 south from Penrith passing through Eamont Bridge, at thee far end of the village turn right, signposted to Ullswater (B5320). Follow this road a short distance until just after crossing the railway line turn left, signposted to Askham. Follow this road though Bampton and Bampton Grange and follow the signs for Haweswater.

Follow the road alongside the lakeshore to a car park at the far end of the lake, we will meet here.

From Shap: Leave Shap on Pow Lane, take the 2nd right turn and follow road to Bampton Grange. Turn left in Bampton Grange and follow the signs for Haweswater.

Follow the road alongside the lakeshore to a car park at the far end of the lake, we will meet here.

Bus Services

There is no bus service to Mardale Head.

Stagecoach bus timetables can be viewed here

  1. Above Mardale and Longsleddale

    Regular Price: £25.00

    Special Price £22.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 16km / 10 miles
    Ascent: 1140m / 3300ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    A longer walk on remote hills with stunning views over Mardale, Hawswater and Longsleddale

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  2. High Street from Mardale

    Regular Price: £25.00

    Special Price £22.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 14km / 9 miles
    Ascent: 930m / 3300ft
    Duration: 6 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    Quite a pull up but once on the High Street ridges easy walking on good paths

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