Harper Hills

Height: 419 metres / 1375 feet Grid reference: NY 51043 14450 Category: The Outlying Fells

Harper Hills from Scalebarrow Knott

Harper Hills from Scalebarrow Knott

The reservoir on the Swindale supply line, Harper Hills

The reservoir on the Swindale supply line, Harper Hills

The Naddle Horseshoe

Start point: Swindale (NY 526 157)

Swindale – Scalebarrow Knott (415) (OF) Harper Hills (416) (OF) Powley’s Hill (417) Hare Shaw (418) (OF) Naddle High Forest (419) Wallow Crag (420) Naddle Low Forest (421) Hugh’s Laithes Pike (OF)Swindale

Distance: 8.5 miles     Total Ascent: 717 metres     Time Taken: 3 hours 15 minutes

Weather: Mixed – sunny but cold with the odd drizzly shower. 10°C.

I continued with my Wainwright Outlying fell quest today with a walk around the Naddle Valley above Haweswater Dam and the Mardale Valley. Haweswater, of course, is a flooded valley which is used as the Manchester water supply and evidence of the aqueduct and construction paraphernalia abound, even though it was built over 80 years ago.