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Harter Fell (Eskdale)

Harter Fell (Eskdale)

Grid Reference: SD 21881 99718
Height: 653 metres/2142 feet

"Not many fells can bee described as beautiful, but the word fits Harter Fell."
A Wainwright

Harter Fell, although not the highest mountain in the Lake District must rank amongst the most special. When viewed from almost any direction it has the perfect mountain shape, it is conical, tapering to a pointed summit. When Harter Fell is underfoot it does not disappoint, the rocky outcrops, the heather covered slopes and the sharp rocky summit all combine to make this a special mountain.

It must only be due to it's remoteness above the Duddon and Eskdale valleys that stop Harter Fell being one of the most popular walks in the Lake District.

From the summit there are exceptional views of both mountains and sea, the pick of these probably being the view north over Upper Eskdale to the Scafell range.

  1. Harter Fell from Eskdale

    Harter Fell from Eskdale: Private Guiding

    Distance: 16km / 10 miles
    Ascent: 1000m / 3300ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    A moderate scramble to the summit but otherwise easy walking with stunning views, some of the best views of the Scafell range

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