Lake District walks - Kentmere Horseshoe

Starting out from the village, you pass the church  (where you can sometimes park) on the way up the Garburn Road.

Looking back down the Garburn Road towards Kentmere

This is the view north from Yoke, the first of the fell-tops, to Ill Bell.

The top of Ill Bell, with its three cairns.

The high cairn on Thornthwaite Crag, visible for miles around.

This rather ugly trig point is the only way to identify the top of High Street, the highest point of the ancient Roman road from Penrith to Ambleside and beyond.  The whole are is very open and flat, and was in the 17th and 18th centuries used for horse races.

From High Street you drop down to Mardale Ill Bell and the Nan Bield pass between the Kentmere and Haweswater valleys.  Harter Fell is on the other side of the pass.

Looking north from the Nan Bield pass towards Small Water and, in the background, Haweswater.

The path up to Harter Fell from the Nan Bield pass.  From Harter Fell you turn right down the ridge back to Kentmere.

This is Longsleddale, the valley to the east of Kentmere, as seen from the top of Shipman Knotts.

This is a panorama of the whole walk, taken from near Kentmere village.

Also near Kentmere village...


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For somewhere to stay nearby, try

Highbridge Cottage.

© P. G. R. Rigg 09/10/2003