Sunday, 23rd August 2015

Walk: Harper Hills, Hare Shaw, The Corpse Road, Selside, Branstree, Gatesgarth Pass, Harter Fell, Nan Bield Pass, Mardale Ill Bell, High Street, Straits of Riggindale, Rampsgill Head, High Raise, Measand Beck
Start Point: Burnbanks Village Grid Reference: NY 508 161
Distance: 16 miles Ascent: 3,900 feet
Time: 8 hours
Weather: Very sunny with strong winds

Seven walkers joined the leader on this very rare perfect walking day. Lots of sunshine and a stiff breeze to keep the heat down. With seven Wainwrights and two outlying fells there was something for everyone and a good day was had by all.

The squirrel went that way

Harper Hill

A group shot on Hare Shaw

Elevenses on the Corpse Road

The summit shelter on Selside but we're not stopping

One of the impressive cairns on Arkle Crag . . .

and the more modest one on Branstree . . .

where we stop for a group shot

Haweswater from Little Harter Fell

Harter Fell

Penrith Mountain Rescue Team selling bacon butties and other goodies at Nan Bield Pass

Mardale Ill Bell

All the team on High Street

High Raise

Waterfalls on Measand Beck

A last look over Hawseswater

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