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Roadside, Haweswater, bottom of the corpse road

Prior to the church at Mardale Green being consecrated, what we now refer to as the corpse road, was the route used by the people of this valley to take the bodies of their dead to Shap for burial. Thankfully the gruesome purpose of this route has been consigned to the history books and what we have now is a wonderful stretch of Mooreland footpath, which despite it's closeness to Mardale and Swindale, has a feeling of remoteness about it.

There aren't too many spaces here, but there never seems to be more than a couple of cars parked, so I'm probably right in saying this is somewhere you'll always get parked.

The number of walks to choose from is 2

11th August 2012
  Walking the Lakeland Passes - Walk 21 - Mardale Corpse Road and Mosedale Crossing 22.8 mile 4400 ft

15th november 2008
  Not another soul in site - Branstree to Hare Shaw 6.7 mile 2010 ft
Haweswater Road - Hopgill Beck sheepfold - Branstree North Ridge - Branstree - Branstree Tarn - Captain Whelter Bog - Selside Pike - Selside End - Old Corpse Road - Hare Shaw - Guerness Gill - Aaron's Bield - Haweswater Road


David Hall -
Lake District Walks