Mardale Head Round
Start Point: Mardale Head Car Park, Haweswater, NY469107, CA10 2RP
Car Parking: Mardale Head Car Park and side of road (both free)
Meet Time: 9.00
Start Time: 9.15
From the car park we’ll walk around the head of Haweswater and then begin our ascent of Rigginsdale ridge which takes us above Blea Water to the summit of High Street. We then head south toward Thornthwaite Crag. From here we head east down to the Nan Bield pass before ascending the summit of Harter Fell. This is followed by a descent down to Gatesgarth Pass before climbing Selside Pike followed quickly by Branstree. We then descend to intercept the Old Corpse Road and follow it down to the road that runs alongside Haweswater which we follow back to the car park. This will be a reasonably well paced walk.
Distance: Approx 11 miles
Ascent: 3000ft (ish)
Time: Approx7-9 hours
Please text Tom on 07760 660113 before 6.00pm on Saturday if you plan on coming on this walk.