Harter Fell

Harter Fell ulasan, Kentmere

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StuartRigby
Liverpool, UK57 kontribusi
Apr 2021
We decided to have a crack at Harter Fell as its only a shortish one and especially with both of us being a bit out of shape after the winter/festive/lockdown excesses.
Anyway we parked in the car park at the end of the road that hugs Hawswater reservoir.
The weather was sunny, bright and slightly cloudy with hardly any wind whatsoever apart from the odd breeze here and there. The reservoir was like a mirror.
From here we started up Gatescarth Pass. The Pass is moderately steep in parts, rough and winding, but easy overall. The zigzaggy ascent is a nice opener to get the legs and lungs working. I suppose it becomes easier the more experienced and fit you are.
Anyhow, after a couple of drink stops along the way we made it to where the path turns right to ascend Little Harter Fell. This short ascent from the Pass is done in no time at all and before you know it the views just open up and make you realise why you're there in the first place. Spectacular views of the reservoir and so many of the surrounding hills are extremely rewarding.
The trip to Harter Fell from Little Harter Fell is a very pleasant stroll along the felltop. So when you come across 2 large piles of stone and scrap metal you're almost within shouting distance of your goal. I've read that the metal is from old fencing that used to be up here.
Harter Fell itself is where we decided to have a spot of lunch. I don't think there's many nicer places to enjoy lunch than on top of a Lake District fell with the sun shining down(mostly), no wind to speak of, no people and taking in the breathtaking views all round. Pure therapy. Anyway lunch over and we started our descent towards Small Water via the ominous zig zaggy boulder strewn scree path. Most of the descent is okay, with just a few tricky bits, but we took our time.
When you approach the shelter at the top of the Nan Bield Pass you turn right to head down to Small Water. This part of the path is once again a combination of rock, boulder and scree, but we eventually arrived at Small Water where the path was well trodden and clearly heading back in the direction of the car park.
Alongside the path you'll see some slate shelters that apparently were used by shepherds and travellers many years ago.
Once at the head of Small Water you have to cross its outflow which is the beginning of Small Water Beck. It was easy enough today but after heavy rain could be more difficult although still do-able.
All the while the views up and around are still spectacular.
We continued down what seemed at times an endless path stretching forever into the distance. The complete descent overall was quite an effort with us being out of shape and a couple of joint issues between us. We made it though and were both chuffed we'd bagged another Wainwright.
It just goes to show you that you do need to be relatively fit and healthy to attempt some of the walks in the Lake District as the efforts involved and the conditions and terrain can take their toll on you. Not all walks are suited to all people. We really enjoyed our Harter Fell outing today and it certainly blew off some of those lockdown cobwebs. An absolutely stunningly beautiful walk. Walk time is usually 2 hours 10 mins apparently but we had several refreshment stops and lost count of the times we stopped to take in the views and a bit of exploring too. We also took 30 mins for lunch. Add to that the slower progress of our groany old bones and we stopped the clock at around the 4 hours 30 mins. Walking the zig zaggy paths gave us a distance of approx 4.5 miles. Thoroughly recommended walk though.
Ditulis pada 28 April 2021
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AJJP1
Appleby-in-Westmorland, UK1.007 kontribusi
Sep 2020
I climbed this in September, after a gap of many years , but I’m a regular visitor to Haweswater Valley .
It’s a great walk. The views are stunning.
Ditulis pada 30 Desember 2020
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Christopher J
Stoke-on-Trent, UK141 kontribusi
Jun 2019 • Sendiri
My 5th encounter on Harter Fell found me coming to it via the Gatesgarth Pass. There was thick cloud and poor visibility but walking easy but care must be taken on the decent to the NaN Bielefeld Pass, as erosion has taken bits of the path leVing unsure footing at times
Ditulis pada 30 Juni 2019
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ManxMountaineers
Pulau Man, UK36 kontribusi
Apr 2019 • Teman
Harter Fell is a real slog up from the NaN Bielefeld Pass, but the views from the top are worth it, believe me
Ditulis pada 13 April 2019
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938fjg
Ulverston, UK1.846 kontribusi
Apr 2018 • Sendiri
I crossed Harter Fell to get down to Gatescarth Pass and back to Haweswater.
I walked up Riggingdale Crag to High Street and then around. Nice views of Haweswater on the way up.
Numerous walkers go up Harter Fell from the wall at the top of Gatescarth Pass.
Ditulis pada 11 Mei 2018
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hem0116
Leicester, UK578 kontribusi
Apr 2018 • Sendiri
Usually walked as part of the kentmere or Longsleddale rounds, linked to Shipman Knotts and Kentmere Pike
Ditulis pada 2 Mei 2018
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