*Cancelled* – Saturday 17th November – Harter Fell, High Street and Kidsty Pike

Sorry, but I’ve had to cancel this walk due to a lack of interest.


Walk Title: Harter Fell, High Street and Kidsty Pike

Meeting Point: Car Park at Mardale Head

Meeting Time: 08:45 for 09:00 Start

Finish Time: 14:00 (approx)

Car Parking/Public Transport: Car Park at Mardale Head, bottom end of Haweswater Reservoir

Rating: Strenuous

Ascent: 880m (approx)

Miles: 9 (approx)

Terrain: Mostly on rocky paths.

Route Description:

Out of the car park we’ll head up Gatescarth Pass and then up on to Harter Fell (778m) for some great views of Haweswater. Then down into Nan Bield Pass and up the other side on to High Street (828m) for more views in a westerly direction across to Hart Crag, Fairfield and the Helvellyn range. Our descent is via Kidsty Pike (780m) although a quick side trip to High Raise (802m) can be made should people wish. Once we’re back down to the reservoir it’s a short walk around and back to the car park.

At the time of writing, weather is good for Saturday. Although, it’s the Lake District, anything can happen! Please check weather and bring appropriate gear and hiking shoes, also including plenty of water if the weather is hot.

Please contact David on 07599 749450 by 6pm on Friday 16th November to confirm your attendance.

The walk leader reserves the right to modify the route or cancel walk dependent on conditions

Kidsty Pike – Sunday 22nd October

Start time: 9:15
(Estimated finish time: 15:00)

Moderate 8 miles / 12.9 km

This is a moderate walk on to the fells surrounding Haweswater Reservoir which is main water source for the city of Manchester.

Meet point: Mardale Head car park, NY469107

Meet time: 9.15am

Start time: 9.30am

Starting from Mardale Head we will walk up the side of Small water along the Nan Bield Pass to the shelter at the top. Turning right we head up Mardale III Bell and onto High Street which the Summit is known as Racecourse Hill due to the Romans using the Fell for races during the Summer Fairs. We will head along High Street then bare right on to the summit of Kidsty Pike. From the summit for Kidsty Pike we make out way down to the shore of Haweswater and then follow the path back to the car park.

Route is roughly 8miles
Should take about 4 and a half hours.

Contact details

Telephone: 07900876197

Starting point

Grid reference: NY469107
Nearest postcode: CA10 2RP
Start time: 09:15

Sun 5th February – High Street

Description: From Hartsop we’ll head up towards Hayeswater and then The Knott. Remaining at altitude we continue on to High Street, Thornthwaite Beacon and then Gray Crag before dropping down steeply to make our way back to Hartsop. This route gives the opportunity to stay at altitude (above 700m) for a large portion of the walk. On a clear day there are some great views.

Grade: Strenuous

High Point: High Street summit (828m)
Distance: Approx. 6.5 miles

Meet Time: 9.15 am
Start Time: 9.30 am
Time: Approx. 4 to 5 hours (We should be down well before dark but please bring a torch in case we are delayed for any reason)

Start / Finish and Car Parking: Hartsop village car park NY410130 (go up through the village and the car park is right at the top).

Leader: Dave

Please let Dave know in advance by 6.00 pm on Saturday if you are coming on this walk (text 07767 416090).

Notes: If conditions are wintry please be mindful of what you may need to stay safe/comfortable and come prepared. The descent from Gray Crag is steep in places and will be slippery if wet or icy so Microspikes or similar would be useful.

The leader reserves the right to modify or cancel the walk