A shorter Kentmere Horseshoe

Introduction to Walk 1320

Photo from the walk - A shorter Kentmere Horseshoe

Nat Park - Lake District

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 10.5 miles / 17.1 km

Ascent - 3150 feet / 955 metres

Grade - mod/hard

The Kentmere horseshoe is one of the classic Lake District fell walks. This shortened version still includes the summits of Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick and Mardale Ill Bell. A side trip to High Street is an option. The return descends from the Nan Bield Pass and follows the Kentmere Valley. 

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Walks from the same start

Walk 2652
Photographer's Kentmere Horseshoe
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 13.5 miles / 21.9 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 1147
1.9 miles / 3.0 km away
Longsleddale and Kentmere Pike from Sadgill
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 3033
1.9 miles / 3.0 km away
Tarn Crag & Harrop Pike from Sadgill, Longsleddale
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 1463
3.4 miles / 5.5 km away
School Knott & Grandsire from Ings
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 1049
3.8 miles / 6.0 km away
Staveley tarns circular
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 1555
3.8 miles / 6.1 km away
Brunt Knott from Staveley
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 1109
4.2 miles / 6.8 km away
Harter Fell & Nan Bield Pass from Mardale Head
Grade - moderate
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 1269
4.2 miles / 6.8 km away
High Street & Kidsty Pike from Mardale Head
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 1462
4.2 miles / 6.8 km away
Mardale Head horseshoe
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 3034
4.5 miles / 7.2 km away
Red Screes & Other Fells from Ambleside
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 1152
5.0 miles / 8.1 km away
The Corpse Road and Selside Pike from Mardale
Grade - moderate
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km

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

Area Information

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