High Street & Kidsty Pike from Mardale Head

Introduction to Walk 1269

Photo from the walk - High Street & Kidsty Pike from Mardale Head

Nat Park - Lake District

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km

Ascent - 2700 feet / 818 metres

Grade - moderate

High Street and Kidsty Pike are the main objectives of this Lake District walk from Mardale Head. Good views across the Eastern fells of Lakeland and the chance to see England's last Golden Eagles are two other reasons for completing this route. 

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Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km

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

Lake District: Low Level and Lake Walks

Lake District: Low Level and Lake WalksThis guidebook describes 30 of the best low-level walks in the Lake District. From delightful wooded glades and sparkling tarns, to waterfalls and glacier-carved valleys towered over by craggy mountains. The walks described aim to seek out the best walking that the lower areas of the Lake District have to offer.
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Short Walks in Lakeland Book 3: West Lakeland

Short Walks in Lakeland Book 3: West LakelandThis guidebook contains 50 short hald to full-day walks in the western Lake District. Walking areas include Duddon Valley and the Coast, Eskdale, Wasdale, Ennerdale, Lorton Vale, Buttermere and the north-west lakes. Part of a three-volume series focusing on low-level walks (with the occasional peak) between 4 and 8 miles, graded for difficulty.
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Lake District

The Lake District National Park is seen by many as one of the scenic gems of the British Isles. The scenic beauty has attracted many artists and writers through the centuries and today the same scenery provides the perfect backdrop to a wide variety of walks. The National Park is located wholly within Cumbria with Windermere, Ambleside and Keswick the main tourist towns. For many this is the finest area in England for walking with a wide variety of scenery. Even on the busiest weekends it is possible to get away from the crowds by carefully selecting one of the less-visited fells. More Information

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Accommodation Nearby

Mardale Inn
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Stybarrow Cottage
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New Ing Lodge
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6.6 miles / 10.6 km away
Helvellyn Cottage
Glenridding by Ullswater
6.9 miles / 11.0 km away
Lattendales Guest House
Ambleside
7.0 miles / 11.2 km away
Parkhouse Guesthouse
Ambleside
7.0 miles / 11.2 km away
Rothay Manor Hotel & Restaurant
Ambleside
7.3 miles / 11.7 km away
Riverside Lodge
Ambleside
7.3 miles / 11.7 km away
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Firgarth Guest House
Windermere
8.1 miles / 13.0 km away

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