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A Wainwright Walk with Julia Bradbury: High Street

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A Wainwright Walk
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A Wainwright Walk
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A Wainwright Walk with Julia Bradbury:

This walk featured in Julia’s series of Wainwright Walks for the BBC.

We start our walks at the carpark at the southern end of Haweswater Reservoir and, crossing over Mardale Beck, follow the lakeshore northwards.

Before we reach the conifer plantation called The Rigg, we take a left turn and start to head up the ridge towards High Street.

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Follow the ridgeline across Heron Crag, Swine Crag, Eagle Crag and Rough Crags. This leads to a rocky staircase called Long Stile. A grassy path leads across the plateau and leads you to the old triangular column at the summits true top.

Our walk finishes at the summit so you will either need to retrace your steps back to where we started, or consult your map on how to get to your next destination.

Alfred Wainwright’s verdict: “The only route that discloses the finer characteristics of the fell”.

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Tips for New Walkers: click here to download (PDF).

Remember to prepare properly before heading out on any type of walk or outdoor activity. Tell people where you are going and what time you are expected back. As Wainwright says "There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing".