Kentmere Horseshoe

Start point: Kentmere (NY 456 041)

Kentmere – Garburn Pass – Yoke Ill Bell Froswick Thornthwaite Beacon High StreetMardale Ill Bell – Nan Bield Pass – Harter Fell Kentmere Pike Shipman Knotts – Kentmere

Distance: 13 miles     Total Ascent: 1161 metres     Time Taken: 5 hours     Start Time: 07:00

Weather: Overcast, 10C

The good weather certainly deserted me this morning and the walk from Kentmere to the top of the Garburn Pass was completed in pouring rain. The weather improved by drying up but the tops were shrouded in mist throughout the walk, although the sun did have a good attempt at trying to burn through but never quite made it. There were no views and no other people around today.

 

Kentmere Horseshoe

Start point: Kentmere (NY 456 041)

Kentmere – Garburn Pass – Yoke – Ill Bell  Froswick – Thornthwaite Beacon – Mardale Ill Bell – Nan Bield Pass – Harter Fell  Kentmere Pike Shipman Knotts – Kentmere

Distance: 12 miles     Total Ascent: 1100 metres     Time Taken: 4 hours 30 minutes

Weather: Sunny and clear with high cloud. 3°C.

Another fine and sunny day! It was even colder than ever in the valley this morning as temperatures struggled to get above zero – once up onto the fells however, it was really quite warm again in the sun. Only Casper for company today; Angus had a day off for a good sleep after the previous few days excursions!

 

The Kentmere Horseshoe

Start point: Kentmere (NY 176 011)

Kentmere – Garburn Pass – Yoke (313) Ill Bell (314) Froswick (315)Thornthwaite Beacon Mardale Ill Bell – Nan Bield Pass – Harter Fell Kentmere Pike (316) Goat Scar (317) Shipman Knotts (318) – Kentmere

Distance: 13.7 miles     Total Ascent: 1436 metres     Time Taken: 5 hours

The day started off brightly for today’s long Kentmere Horseshoe walk with the grey clouds gathering by lunchtime and taking the edge off the fine views. There is still plenty of snow on the tops although it was warmer than of late. This is a fine round with great views in all directions.