A Harter Fell Round from Sadgill

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By Jimearl6 on 17/11/22 at 4:56pm (last edited 11/12/23 at 4:57pm)

Hills walked:
Harter Fell (Mardale) (Wainwright, Birkett, Hewitt, Nuttall, HuMP, sub Marilyn, Clem, Fellranger, Synge, Sim, and Tump)
Kentmere Pike (Wainwright, Birkett, Hewitt, Nuttall, Fellranger, Synge, Sim, and Tump)
Shipman Knotts (Wainwright, Birkett, Fellranger, and Synge)
Date started:29/09/2022
Distance:13.2 km or 8.2 miles
Ascent:664m or 2178ft
Descent:667m or 2188ft
Start OSGB:NY483056
Time taken:5:20

This is a fine walk on grassy paths with views over the Far Eastern Fells. From the lovely hamlet of Sadgill the path up the Gatescarth Pass is taken. At the top of the pass the path to Harter Fell branches off and as height is gained good views over to the High Street range start to open up. From the ‘third cairn’ as Wainwright describes it there is indeed a magnificent view down to Haweswater. The summit of Harter Fell is soon reached and then easy walking on grassy paths then takes you over Kentmere Pike and Shipman Knotts. A bit of a scramble is required to negotiate Wray Crag and the old cart track is then followed through Sadgill Woods back to the start. If you would like to read more about this route click the link https://jimearl6.com/a-harter-fell-round-from-sadgill/#more-6671

Looking down Longsleddale
The top of Gatescarth Pass
View of Haweswater
Summit of Harter Fell
Summit of Kentmere Pike
Summit of Shipman Knotts
Sadgill Wood
Sadgill Bridge
Looking up Longsleddale

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