|Walk:||Wray Crag, Shipman Knotts, Kentmere Pike, Harter Fell, Little Harter Fell, Adam Seat, Gatescarth Pass, Branstree, Artle Crag, Selside Pike, Artle Crag, Branstree, Selside Brow, Brownhowe Bottom, Gatecarth Pass|
|Start Point:||Sadgill, Longsleddale||Grid Reference:||NY 484 057|
|Distance:||12 miles||Ascent:||3,400 feet|
|Weather:||Sunny with a cold wind in exposed areas|
|Comments:||The first part of the walk, to Harter Fell, is almost one long climb with few downhill or flat sections on the way. Crossing the stile at Harter Fell I skirted the top of the valley to regain the path on Little Harter Fell. I then visited Adam Seat which I have often passed on other walks. This provided a pleasanter route down to Gatescarth Pass. Another long climb took me to Brandreth but Artle Crag sports the more interesting cairns. A brisk walk took me across to Selside Pike and after a short break I returned to Branstree. From there it was downhill almost all the way back to the car via Brownhowe Bottom which was as boggy as usual.|
Lingering mist in Longsleddale
Shipman Knotts with the Kentmere Valley beyond the summit . . .
and again looking towards Yoke, Ill Bell and Froswick
Claiming the summit
A closer view of Yoke, Ill Bell and Froswick . . .
and zooming in on the three cairns on Ill Bell
Kentmere Fell with Harter Fell to the right . . .
and looking across to Branstree
Harter Fell . . .
Haweswater - looking very low . . .
with Mardale Head quite exposed
Adam Seat - a Birkett
Round trigpoint on Branstree . . .
so I come down to its level
Artle Crags . . .
which has two cairns
Selside Pike shelter looking east . . .
and across to High Raise
The last summit of the day