Harter Fell (Eskdale)

Height: 2,140 Feet - 653 Metres
Grid Ref: SD 218 997
Area: Southern
Group: S/HAR
Ordnance Survey: OL6
Wainwright Guidebook: Four

Not many fells can be described as beautiful, but the word fits with Harter Fell, especially so when viewed from Eskdale. The lower slopes on this flank climb steeply from the tree-lined curves of the River Esk in a luxurious covering of bracken, higher is a wide belt of heather, and finally spring grey turrets and ramparts of rock to a neat and shapely pyramid.


Map and Photo Gallery


Harter Fell (Eskdale) with the Cumbrian coast in the distance.

Harter Fell (Eskdale) from Cockley Beck.

Tim Oxburgh at Harter Fell (Eskdale) summit.

Harter Fell (Eskdale) summit trig point.


There are 6 walks to choose from including Harter Fell (Eskdale)

Harter Fell & Hardknott from Jubilee Bridge

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21th November 2021
ASCENT: 2,533 Feet - 772 Metres
WAINRIGHTS: 2, Harter Fell (Eskdale) - Hardknott

Jubilee Bridge - Harter Fell - Hardknott Pass - Ravencrag Tarn - Hard Knott - Border End - Hardknott Fort - Jubilee Bridge


Walking the Birketts, Harter Fell Round

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20th October 2019
ASCENT: 1,790 Feet - 600 Metres
MILES: 4.5
BIRKETTS: 3, Harter Fell (Eskdale) - Demming Crag - Horsehow Crags
ROUTE: Jubiliee Bridge - Dodknott Gill - Harter Fell (Eskdale) - Demming Crag - Horsehow Crags - Hardknott Pass - Hardknott Roman Fort - Jubiliee Bridge

Walking the Wainwrights in 30 Walks - Walk 13 An Eskdale Trio

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4th May 2016
ASCENT: 3,400 Feet - 1,037 Meters
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Green Crag - Harter Fell (Eskdale) - Hard Knott
ROUTE: Wha House Farm Eskdale - Woolpack Inn - Docktor Bridge - Low Birker - Low Birker Tarn - Green Crag - Long Crag - Harter Fell (Eskdale) - Hardknott Pass - Hard Knott - Great Gill - River Esk - Brotherilkeld - Wha House Farm Eskdale

The Harry Griffin 2,000 footers Walk 13 -Harter Fell

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17th May 2015
ASCENT: 872 Feet - 266 Metres
MILES: 3.6
SUMMITS OVER 2,000 Ft: Harter Fell (Eskdale)
ROUTE: Top of Hard Knott Pass - Harter Fell (Eskdale) - Top of Hard Knott Pass

An Eskdale Trio

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21st May 2011
ASCENT: 3,280 Feet
MILES: 9.7
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Green Crag, Harter Fell (Eskdale) & Hard Knott

A Weekend Away In Langdale & Eskdale

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25th July 2010
ASCENT: 649 Mtrs 2,129 Ft
MILES: 5.2
WAINWRIGHTS: 1 Harter Fell ( Eskdale)

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