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Harter Fell & Nan Bield Pass from Mardale Head
Introduction to Walk 1109

Photo from the walk - Harter Fell & Nan Bield Pass from Mardale Head

Nat Park - Lake District

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km

Ascent - 1800 feet / 545 metres

Grade - moderate

Harter Fell with a descent to rocky Nan Bield Pass are highlights of this Lake District walk from Mardale Head. Mardale Head is a wonderful location with mountains on three sides of the valley at the head of Haweswater. This walk includes a fairly stiff climb but the rewards are fine views throughout. 

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Recommended Reading

Short Walks in Lakeland Book 2: North Lakeland

Short Walks in Lakeland Book 2: North LakelandThis guidebook contains 57 short half to full-day walks in the northern Lake District. Walking areas include Borrowdale, Newlands, Bassenthwaite, Thirlmere, Ullswater, Haweswater and the area north of Keswick up to Caldbeck. Part of a three-volume series, and predominantly focusing on low-level walks between 2 to 9 miles, and graded for difficulty.
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