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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 - Lake District Far Eastern Fells

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. Wainwrights included in this walk are - Harter Fell. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.


 

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Walks from the same start

Walk 1269
High Street & Kidsty Pike from Mardale Head
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 1462
Mardale Head horseshoe
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km

Other walks nearby

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The Corpse Road and Selside Pike from Mardale
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Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 3033
3.3 miles / 5.2 km away
Tarn Crag & Harrop Pike from Sadgill, Longsleddale
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 1147
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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
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Gray Crag and Pasture Beck from Hartsop village
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 2585
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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, Hartsop Dodd, Stony Cove Pike & Kirkstone Pass
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.

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