Branstree

Overview
Height: 2,333 Feet - 713 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 478 100
Area: Far Eastern
Group: E/BRA
Ordnance Survey: OL5
Wainwright Guidebook: Two

Branstree occupies a fine postion at the head of three valleys, Mardale, Swindale and Longsleddale, and a forth, Mosedale, runs along its southern base.

 

Map and Photo Gallery

 

Branstree seen over the Gatesscarth Pass.

Branstree circular trig point.

 

There are 10 walks to choose from including Branstree

Branstree, Selside Pike and the Old Corpse Road

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24th June 2020
ASCENT: 1,725 Feet - 526 Metres
MILES: 6.3
WAINWRIGHTS: 2, Branstree - Selside Pike
ROUTE: Mardale - Rowantreethwaite Beck - Branstree North Ridge - Branstree - Artle Crag - Survey Pillar - High Howes - Captain Whelter Bog - Selside Pike - Selside End - Old Corpse Road - Rowantreethwaite Beck - Mardale
 

Branstree, Selside Pike and the Old Corpse Road

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11th January 2020
ASCENT: 1,725 Feet - 526 Metres
MILES: 6.3
WAINWRIGHTS: 2, Branstree - Selside Pike
ROUTE: Mardale - Rowantreethwaite Beck - Branstree North Ridge - Branstree - Artle Crag - Survey Pillar - High Howes - Captain Whelter Bog - Selside Pike - Selside End - Old Corpse Road - Rowantreethwaite Beck - Mardale
 

Walking the Birketts, Branstree

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11th June 2018
ASCENT: 1,750 Feet - 533 Metres
MILES: 5
BIRKETTS: 4, Branstree - High Howes - Selside Pike - Brown Howe
ROUTE: Mardale - Rowantreethwaite Beck - Branstree North Ridge - Branstree - Artle Crag - Survey Pillar - High Howes - Captain Whelter Bog - Selside Pike - Selside End - Old Corpse Road - Brown Howe - Rowantreethwaite Beck - Mardale
 

A High Level Circuit of Mardale Head

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3rd June 2017
ASCENT: 3,600 Feet - 1,098 Metres
MILES: 11
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, High Street - Mardale III Bell - Harter Fell (Mardale) - Branstree - Selside Pike
ROUTE: Mardale Head - Rough Crag - High Street - Mardale III Bell - Top of Nan Bield Pass - Harter Fell (Mardale) - Adam Seat - Top of Gatescarth Pass - Branstree - Artle Crag - Selside Pike - Selside End - Old Corpse Road - Rowantreethwaite Beck - Mardale Head
 

Walking the Wainwrights in 30 Walks - Walk 19 - An extended Longsleddale Circuit

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26th June 2016
ASCENT: 4,495 Feet - 1,371 Meters
MILES: 14.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 8, Shipman Knotts - Kentmere Pike - Harter Fell (Mardale) - Mardale III Bell - Branstree - Selside Pike - Grey Crag - Tarn Crag (Longsleddale)
ROUTE: Sadgill - Longsleddale Pass - Shipman Knotts - Kentmere Pike - Harter Fell (Mardale) - Top of Nan Bield Pass - Mardale III Bell - Top of Nan Bield Pass - Harter Fell - Top of Gatescarth Pass - Branstree - Artle Crag - Selside Pike - Selside Brow - Brownhowe Bottom - Tarn Crag (Longsleddale) - Grey Crag - Great Howe - Sadgill
 

Four remote far eastern fells from Swindale

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26th September 2015
ASCENT: 3,094 Feet - 941 Meters
MILES: 13.7
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Selside Pike - Branstree - Grey Crag - Tarn Crag (Longsleddle)
ROUTE: Swindale Lane - Old Corpse Road - Selside End - Selside Pike - Captain Whelter Bog - Howes - Branstree Tarn - Artle Crag - Branstree - Selside Brow - Brownhowe Bottom - Tarn Crag (Longsleddale) - Greycrag Tarn - Grey Crag - Harrop Pike - Brunt Tongue - Mosedale Beck - Swindale Head - Swindale Lane
 

The Harry Griffin 2,000 footers Walk 2 -The Fringe of Lakeland

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8th March 2015
ASCENT: 3,289 Feet - 1,003 Meters
MILES: 9.6
SUMMITS OVER 2,000 Ft Grey Crag (Longsleddale) - Tarn Crag - Branstree - Selside Pike - Adam Seat
ROUTE: Sadgill - Great Howe - Grey Crag (Longsleddale) - Greycrag Tarn - Tarn Crag - Selside Brow - Branstree - Artle Crag - Selside Pike - Branstree - Gatescarth Pass - Adam Seat - Gatescarth Pass - Sadgill
 

Tarn Crag from Swindale

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2nd March 2013
ASCENT: 2,000 Feet 609 Metres
MILES: 10.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Selside Pike – Branstree – Tarn Crag (Longsleddale) – Grey Crag
ROUTE: Truss Gap – Old Corpse Road – Selside End – Selside Pike – Artle Crag – Branstree – Selside Brow – Tarn Crag (Longsleddale) – Greycrag Tarn – Grey Crag – Harrop Pike – Mosedale Beck – Nabs Moor – Swindale Head – Truss Gap
 

Branstree, Moasdale & The Old Corpse Road

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21st July 2012
ASCENT: 2,142 Feet, 653 Metres
MILES: 7.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 1, Branstree
ROUTE: Haweswater Road – Hopgill Beck – Branstree North Ridge – Branstree – Selside Brow – Mosedale – Mosedale Cottage – Mosedale Beck – Swindale Head – The Old Corpse Road – Haweswater Road
 

The Remote Far Eastern Fells

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29th April 2011
ASCENT: 1,971 Feet, 601 Meters
MILES: 9.7
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Grey Crag (Longsleddale), Tarn Crag (Longsleddale), Branstree & Selside Pike
ROUTE:  
 

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