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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 - Lake District Far Eastern Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km

Ascent - 2700 feet / 818 metres

Time - 6 hours 30 minutes

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. Wainwrights included in this walk are - High Street, Kidsty Pike. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.

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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.

Recommended Reading

Short Walks in Lakeland Book 2: North Lakeland

Short Walks in Lakeland Book 2: North LakelandThis guidebook contains 57 short half to full-day walks in the northern Lake District. Walking areas include Borrowdale, Newlands, Bassenthwaite, Thirlmere, Ullswater, Haweswater and the area north of Keswick up to Caldbeck. Part of a three-volume series, and predominantly focusing on low-level walks between 2 to 9 miles, and graded for difficulty.
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