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