Walk 1269

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 Paike 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.

Walk Description

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Walk 1109
Harter Fell & Nan Bield Pass from Mardale Head
Grade - moderate
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 1462
Mardale Head horseshoe
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km

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1.0 miles / 1.6 km away
The Corpse Road and Selside Pike from Mardale
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Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
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3.3 miles / 5.2 km away
Tarn Crag & Harrop Pike from Sadgill, Longsleddale
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Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 1147
3.3 miles / 5.3 km away
Longsleddale and Kentmere Pike from Sadgill
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 1228
3.9 miles / 6.2 km away
Thornthwaite Beacon & High Street from Hartsop
Grade - moderate
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 1959
3.9 miles / 6.2 km away
Gray Crag and Pasture Beck from Hartsop village
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 2585
3.9 miles / 6.2 km away
Hartsop Dodd, Stony Cove Pike, High St. & The Knott
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 3309
4.0 miles / 6.3 km away
Hartsop Dodd, Stony Cove Pike & Kirkstone Pass from Hartsop
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 1320
4.2 miles / 6.8 km away
A shorter Kentmere Horseshoe
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 10.5 miles / 17.1 km
Walk 2652
4.2 miles / 6.8 km away
Photographer's Kentmere Horseshoe
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 13.5 miles / 21.9 km
Walk 1110
4.5 miles / 7.1 km away
The Angletarn Pikes from Hartsop
Grade - moderate
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.

Area Information

Lake District NP

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Accommodation Nearby

Mardale Inn
Bampton, Haweswater
2.2 miles / 3.5 km away
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Cherry Holme
Glenridding, Ullswater
6.4 miles / 10.3 km away
Stybarrow Cottage
Glenridding, Ullswater
6.4 miles / 10.3 km away
New Ing Lodge
Shap (Lake District)
6.6 miles / 10.6 km away
Helvellyn Cottage
Glenridding by Ullswater
6.9 miles / 11.0 km away
Riverside Lodge
Ambleside
7.0 miles / 11.2 km away
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Easedale Lodge
Ambleside
7.0 miles / 11.2 km away
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Lattendales Guest House
Ambleside
7.0 miles / 11.2 km away
Parkhouse Guesthouse
Ambleside
7.0 miles / 11.2 km away
Riverside Lodge
Ambleside
7.3 miles / 11.7 km away
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