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Harter Fell (Mardale)

Harter Fell (Mardale)



Grid Reference: NY 45970 09332
Height: 778 metres/2552 feet

"The ground suddenly collapses in a tremendous wall of crags, falling swiftly to the head of Mardale amongst wild and romantic surroundings."
A.Wainwright

Between the valleys of Kentmere, Mardale and Longsleddale lies Harter Fell, a broad grassy summit. To the south a long gentle ridge descends over Kentmere Pike and Shipman Knotts, to the east Gatesgarth Pass divides Harter Fell from Branstree while to the west Nan Bield Pass divides Harter Fell from the main mass of the High Street range.

To the north of Harter Fell steep crags descend towards Mardale, much good scrambling can be found on these crags and in the damp gullies, with good winter climbing during particularly good winter conditions.

 

  1. Across Haweswater to High Street from the path up Selside Pike

    Above Mardale and Longsleddale: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A long walk over rough ground but with stunning views over Mardale and Longsleddale

    Distance: 16km / 10 miles
    Ascent: 1140m / 3300ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  2. Froswick and Ill Bell

    Kentmere Horseshoe: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    One of the best horseshoe walks in the Lake District, a long hard day with no exposure

    Distance: 20km / 12 miles
    Ascent: 1200m / 4000ft
    Duration: 8 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  3. High Raise in sunshine

    The Cross Lakeland Challenge: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A long walk, crossing the Lake District from East to West, from Wasdale Head to Wasdale Head

    Distance: 50km / 31 miles
    Ascent: 2300m / 7500ft
    Duration: 2 days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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