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21 03 2007 - Branstree, High Howes and Selside Pike


I started from Mardale Head and climbed up to Gatescarth Pass before heading over Branstree to High Howes and Selside Pike. I descended via the Old Corpse Road. It was a superb day with excellent weather and almost perfect visibility. There was sunshine throughout the walk and no wind. Although the tops were frozen it didn't feel cold and the snow gave added drama to the views. There was a powerful feeling of calm and peacefulness. High Howes isn't named on OS maps but at 2208ft is Higher than Selside Pike's 2149ft.


Riggindale from near Mardale Head


Harter Fell


High Street from the path towards Gatescarth Pass


Harter Fell's crags


Looking back from near the top of the pass


 Tarn Crag from the path up Branstree


Goat Scar


Looking towards the Pennines from near Branstree's summit


Branstree's summit looking towards Selside Pike


Haweswater Reservoir


High Street and a glimpse of Blea Water from Branstree


And Harter Fell again


The cairns of Artlecrag Pike


The survey post standing between Branstree and High Howes


Looking towards High Raise in the middle distance


The small cairn on High Howes' summit with Helvellyn in the distance


Looking towards Selside Pike from High Howes


The shelter on Selside Pike


Kidsty Pike from the Old Corpse Road


And looking towards Mardale Head and the Nan Bield Pass