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Wether Hill

Wether Hill



Grid Reference: NY 45570 16780
Height: 670 metres/2198 feet

"There is a wide prospect of the Pennines, but undoubtedly the best feature is the finely grouped Helvellyn and Fairfield Fells across the rough, romantic Martindale country."
A.Wainwright

North of High Raise on the main High Street ridge the fells become gentler, grassy slopes, turning more towards moorland as they descend towards Penrith and the Eden Valley, the first summit on this ridge is Wether Hill. A lower ridge descends west from Wether Hill, culminating in Steel Knotts.

To the west the ground drops steeply into Fusedale and Martindale but to the east gentle moorland descends towards Bampton and Shap.

From the northern of the two summits there is a fine view of the Eastern Fells with Martindale in the foreground.

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    Howtown to Pooley Bridge: Private Guiding

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    Exposure:

    A great linear walk using the Ullswater Steamer, easy terrain and great views over Ullswater throughout

    Distance: 17km / 10 miles
    Ascent: 740m / 2500ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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    High Street Roman Road: Private Guiding

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    Exposure:

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    Distance: 37km / 23 miles
    Ascent: 900m / 3000ft
    Duration: 12 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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