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

 

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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