1st May 2004

The Kentmere Horseshoe.


Walk Overview
Time 06:30 to 13:25
Duration 6 hr 55 min
Distance 13.8 mile
Ascent 4042 ft
Walking with On my own
Kentmere - Garburn Pass - Yoke - Ill Bell - Froswick - Thornthwaite Crag - High Street - Mardale Ill Bell - Nan Bield Pass - Harter Fell - Kentmere Pike - Shipman Knotts - Stile End - High Lane - Low Bridge - Kentmere Church
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside parking, Kentmere village

Parking is at a premium in Kentmere, with the early bird generally being the one who gets the space. I should add that apparently, one of the fields near the village is occasionally opened for parking, but I've yet to come here on such an occasion.

I imagine many people come here to walk the Kentmere Horseshoe route, which is all well and good, and I've enjoyed this walk many times myself. However, there are also lots of other walks that can be undertaken from Kentmere, not lest, a simple out and back walk to Kentmere Tarn.


Route Map

The top of Garburn Pass

Yoke summit

Un-named tarn between Yoke and Ill Bell

Looking back along the path to Yoke

Ill Bell's 3 cairn summit

Froswick summit looking towards Thornthwaite Crag

Looking back down a very hazy route

Thornthwaite Crag Becon

Hayswater from the path between Thornthwaite Crag and High Steeet summit

High Street summit

Mardale Ill Bell summit

Small Water and Mardale Head

The shelter at the top of Nan Bield Pass

Small Water

Harter Fell summit

Kentmere Pike summit

Shipman Knotts summit

Looking back up to Shipman Knotts

Next to the path leading down to Kentmere

Upper Kentmere with the first half of the horseshoe

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