Area:Lake District - Far Eastern Fells
Classification:Wainwright, Birkett, Hewitt, Nuttall, and HuMP
(also Fellranger, Synge, Sim, and Tump)
Maps:OL5(S), OL7(N) Explorer or 90 Landranger
Grid Ref:NY478099         Hills nearby: 5km 10km 20km
Summit:small pile of stones by trig station
Notes:ground 40m NW at NY 47776 10002 and at NY 47754 09997 is about as high
Daylight:dawn 04:00, sunrise 04:50, sunset 21:25, dusk 22:15
External links:Wikipedia

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Branstree Summit
Branstree Summit

Situated at the head of Mardale, Longsleddale and Mosedale, it's more gentle grass slopes are less craggy than the rocky peaks of much of the Lake District hills.

It can be climbed from the car park at Mardale, at the end of Haweswater reservoir road, by way of Gatescarth pass.

Why not try walking up this hill using one of our walks:

... or, if you've walked it already, why not log on or register and record your walk?

Other walkers registered on our site who have already walked up this hill include: @woody (twice), adgl, AGJ64, ahampson, Andy67, atessa, bally6872, BeckyTheBaker (twice), beth, bluegrassbella, bryanatk, CarlandHay, CARLOS, Carolwildbird, CEW, chloealina, Chris the rambler, chrisfry35 (x4), Claren, Cowles, DANE2766, Danrobinson, darrendixon, Darrenh, davew, Daz Graham, DukeNukem (twice), DuncanG22, Dunkman, elainewoodhouse, fellwalker68, fizzerfox, Floydian1, frothyraptor, gallowshill, GaryR, gbh, gdh200, Gillian7660, Ginty, Harter hod carrier (twice), hhampson, Hubbards, iggsypoo, James48, JamieL, Jandy (twice), jegger, JennyPeachey, jezsheona, JJH94, john09cw,, Jojo777, josiejowalker, King of the Tops (twice), Lambo330, Lancashire Lad, lfaulder, Luly, mariablky, MarjWatson, McLeish,, Mikew92, motley 55, navdave, NickiG, onceuponatime, Orayner15, pah800, pandy, PDB1963, peterb, Peterfishwick, pwb999, racheljanemchugh, RuslandRambler (twice), russellporter12, sgrice56, shane1974,, sophielucywalking, spookyfish, springfishblue, Stephenmshanks, Steve18566, StevetheRover (twice), Strangerclur, Susanna, Sylwia J Kociemba, Tabber, ThrowerBell, TonyRogerson, Toohey100, Tricia15, vinmac, walsh581,, wolfgangb, Yan, and yorkmunrobagger.

In our forum you can read the following walk reports which include this hill:

If you need accommodation we have details of 46 properties offering rooms near Branstree. Here are some examples:

4 Sykes Cottages Assessed Cottage
£426-3060 per week
9.2km (5.7 miles) away, sleeps 6
5 Sykes Cottages Assessed Cottage
£704-2615 per week
9.2km (5.7 miles) away, sleeps 4
4 Tourist Board Assessed Cottage
£625-2323 per week
6.3km (3.9 miles) away, sleeps 6

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