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Harter Fell and Low Birker Tarn (Eskdale)
Introduction to Walk 1916

Photo from the walk - Harter Fell and Low Birker Tarn (Eskdale)

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Southern Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Peter Smyly

Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km

Ascent - 1900 feet / 576 metres

Time - 5 hours 10 minutes

Grade - moderate

Harter Fell occupies a relatively isolated position overlooking the Eskdale valley and this Lake District walk offers some wonderful views towards Scafell and Scafell Pike. The route also includes a visit to pretty Low Birker Tarn, which sees relatively few visitors. 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 2226
The Scafells from Eskdale
Grade - very hard
Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km
Walk 3419
Scafell Pike from Brotherilkeld, an Eskdale circular
Grade - very hard
Length - 12.5 miles / 20.3 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 1299
0.7 miles / 1.1 km away
Green Crag from Eskdale
Grade - moderate
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 2361
0.7 miles / 1.1 km away
Walking on Water to Scafell from Eskdale
Grade - hard
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km
Walk 2362
0.7 miles / 1.1 km away
Scafell Pike and Scafell from Eskdale
Grade - very hard
Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km
Walk 2675
0.7 miles / 1.1 km away
Eel Tarn and Stony Tarn from Eskdale
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 2229
0.7 miles / 1.1 km away
Tarns of Eskdale
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 1932
0.7 miles / 1.1 km away
Slight Side from Whahouse Bridge
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.6 miles / 9.1 km
Walk 2355
2.5 miles / 4.0 km away
Blea Tarn & Eskdale Green from Boot
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 3508
4.2 miles / 6.7 km away
The Crinkle Crags from Wrynose Pass
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Walk 1176
4.5 miles / 7.3 km away
Yewbarrow from Wasdale
Grade - moderate
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 2341
4.5 miles / 7.3 km away
A circuit of Nether Beck and Over Beck from Wasdale
Grade - hard
Length - 11.3 miles / 18.3 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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