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Sunday, 16 September 2007

Walk for Sunday 16th September - Gatescarth and Kentmere

'Pass Fest !' (Gatescarth, Nan Bield & Stile End B.O.A.T.)

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Start Point: Sadgill Farm, Longsleddale

(G.R. - NY 483 057 @ 09.45)


Description: At the end of the tarmac (by Sadgill Farm [195m / 640ft.]) we first head N up Longsleddale, 'avoiding' the Mosedale turnoff, to reach the Gatescarth Pass. From the top (590m / 1935ft.) we descend NW down towards Haweswater. Before reaching the car park we turn WSW (260m / 853ft.) to climb past Small Water, before veering S up onto the Nan Bield Pass. Once at the shelter on the top (630m / 2067ft.), rather than continuing down into the Kentmere Valley, we turn E & then SE to climb Harter Fell (778m / 2552ft.). Next we follow the ridge S & then SE to climb Kentmere Pike (730m / 2395ft.) then continue towards Goat Scar. The path then drops steeply S, over Shipman Knott (587m / 1925ft.) down to the Stile End Farm B.O.A.T. From there it's just a case of following the B.O.A.T. E & then N, past Sadgill Wood, back to Sadgill Farm.


Distance: 11 miles (17.7 km)


Total Ascent: 1067m (3500ft.)


High Point: Harter Fell - 778 m (2552ft.)


Time: 6 / 7 hours


Grade: 4


Car Share: Meet at the Low Wood Hotel @ 09.00


Leader: Dan (on 01229 832840 [eves.] or 07919 831237)



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