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Walk 1320 - A shorter Kentmere Horseshoe

Nat Park   Lake District
County/Area   Cumbria
AuthorLou Johnson
Length10.5 miles / 17.1 km
Ascent3150 feet / 955 metres
Grademoderate/hard

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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.


 

Suggested Maps

It is recommended you take a map with you when following a walk route. The preferred scale is 1:25000 used by the Explorer series.

OS ExplorerSheet OL7
OS LandrangerSheet 90

Note : If two maps are listed at the same scale then either (a) both are required for full coverage of the route or (b) the route is covered on both maps.

Walks from the same start

Walk 2652
Photographer's Kentmere Horseshoe
Grade - moderate/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 1049 - 3.8 miles / 6.0 km away
Staveley tarns circular walk
Grade - easy/moderate
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 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 3034 - 4.5 miles / 7.2 km away
Red Screes & Other Fells from Ambleside
Grade - moderate/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

Walk 1002 - 5.2 miles / 8.3 km away
The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside
Grade - moderate/hard
Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km

Walk 1170 - 5.2 miles / 8.3 km away
A shortened version of the Fairfield Horseshoe
Grade - moderate/hard
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km

Walk 1023 - 5.2 miles / 8.3 km away
Wansfell Pike & Wansfell from Ambleside
Grade - easy/moderate
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km

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


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