Eskdale

Harter Fell

Southern Lake District

Route: Harter Fell (Eskdale)

Area: Southern Lake District

Date of walk: 13th April 2013

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 5.4 miles

Ascent: 1,800 feet

As the crow flies, it’s only 14 miles from our home in the north west Lake District to the start point of the walk, but it took me 1 hour 15 minutes to get there. There are lots of fells to get round, making it a very circuitous journey

My start point for today’s walk was the foot of the Hardknott Pass, a serious drive even in good conditions. The pass was closed to cars but luckily my parking place was just before the road closure

The weather was fair but as I neared the top of Harter Fell it misted up and there were no views at all. This was a real disappointment as I knew that this is a wonderful vantage point

I descended to Hardknott Fort and then back to the car. It was an interesting and enjoyable walk, but a shame that I missed out on the views from the summit

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