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Photographer's Kentmere Horseshoe
Introduction to Walk 2652

Photo from the walk - Photographer's Kentmere Horseshoe

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Far Eastern Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Stephen Starkey

Length - 13.5 miles / 21.9 km

Ascent - 3700 feet / 1121 metres

Time - 10 hours 30 minutes

Grade - mod/hard

One of the Lake District's great ridge walks designed with the photographer in mind. The route completes the full Kentmere Horseshoe including Shipman Knotts, Kentmere Pike, Ill Bell and Yoke amongst others. Wainwrights included in this walk are - Froswick, Harter Fell, Kentmere Pike, Ill Bell, Mardale Ill Bell, Shipman Knotts, Yoke. 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 1320
A shorter Kentmere Horseshoe
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 10.5 miles / 17.1 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 1463
3.4 miles / 5.5 km away
School Knott & Grandsire from Ings
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 1049
3.8 miles / 6.0 km away
Staveley Tarns circular
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 1555
3.8 miles / 6.1 km away
Brunt Knott from Staveley
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 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 1462
4.2 miles / 6.8 km away
Mardale Head horseshoe
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 3590
4.3 miles / 7.0 km away
Orrest Head & Allen Knott from Windermere
Grade - easy
Length - 4.4 miles / 7.2 km
Walk 3034
4.5 miles / 7.2 km away
Red Screes & Other Fells from Ambleside
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 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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