Walk : High Street from Mardale Head

Date : 22nd May 2012

Weather : Hot and Sunny around 25 degrees


Distance : 11 miles round trip

Time Taken : 1 hour 40 mins to first summit (High Street)


Which part of Lakeland is this walk situated


Terrain Overview




Wainwright described this route up to High Street as the Connosieurs Route it really is a fantastic way up to a high peak



The Ullswater Steamer as I journey through Pooley Bridge on my way to Mardale



Gowbarrow across Ullswater



As I near Mardale a full view of todays intended walk



Kidsty Pike (the pointy bit) which will be my final fell of the day



The walk starts from the car park at Mardale Head and sets off towards the Rigg seen here



The path climbs gently to the start of the ridge



The start of the climb up towards Swine Crag



The car park where I started from



Higher up now and the mild scramble up to Heron Crag



Looking across to Harter Fell



Approaching Eagle Crag now and High Street comes into view for the first time



Looking over to the Nan Bield Pass



The rock spine continues to Eagle Crag, but at this point there is still a fair amount of climbing to do



Long Stile and the final push to the summit



Blea Water Tarn from Long Stile



Just before I reach the summit a quick glance back of the route up



The summit trig point on High Street



Looking towards Helvellyn from the summit




I journeyed round to Thornthwaite Crag which is an easy mile long walk over a grass path. Here the summit beacon cairn



A view south towards Ill Bell



I then retraced my steps back to High Street and took the path west heading out to Rampsgill Head



And then further round still up to Kidsty Pike



Looking back to High Street from Kidsty Pike



Looking over Riggindale at the ridge line that was at the start of the climb



As I journeyed back down across the head of the Reservoir a view of the Rigg. From this point it is a mile or so back to the car park





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