Parking Information for - Car Park, Mardale Head

Parking Details and Map
Nearest Post Code: CA10 2RP
Grid Reference: NY 469 310
Notes: Probably one of the most scenic car parks in Lakeland found at the head of the Mardale Valley offering easy access onto the High Street fells plus many more. The car park during Summer can fill up quickly but with most car parks in Lakeland if you time your arrival early enough your always guaranteed a parking place. Parking is free.


 

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Walks starting from this parking place

A Riggindale Round

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25th November 2017
ASCENT: 2,843 Feet - 867 Metres
MILES: 8.1
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, High Street - The Knott - Rampsgill Head - High Raise - Kidsty Pike
ROUTE: Mardale Head - Rough Crag - Caspel Gate Tarn - Long Stile - High Street - Straights of Riggindale - The Knott - Rampsgill Head - High Raise - Kidsty Pike - Kidsty Howes - Riggindale Beck - The Rigg - Mardale Head
 

High Street and Mardale III Bell

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16th November 2017
ASCENT: 2,708 Feet - 825 Metres
MILES: 6
WAINWRIGHTS: 2, High Street - Mardale III Bell
ROUTE: Mardale Head - The Rigg - Rough Crag - Caspel Gate - High Street - Mardale III Bell - Top of Nan Bield Pass - Small Water - Small Water Beck - Mardale Head
 

A Riggindale Round

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26th August 2017
ASCENT: 2,770 Feet - 844 Metres
MILES: 10.6
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, High Street - The Knott - Rampsgill Head - Kidsty Pike - High Raise (Martindale)
ROUTE: Mardale Head - The Rigg - Rough Crag - Caspel Gate - Long Stile - High Street - Straights of Riggindale - The Knott - Rampsgill Head - Kidsty Pike - High Raise (Martindale) - Low Raise - Castle Crag (Fort) - Randale Beck - Riggindale Beck - The Rigg - Mardale Head
 

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
 

A Riggindale Round from Mardale Head

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27th December 2016
ASCENT: 2,843 Feet - 867 Metres
MILES: 8.1
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, High Street - The Knott - Rampsgill Head - High Raise - Kidsty Pike
ROUTE: Mardale Head - Rough Crag - Caspel Gate Tarn - Long Stile - High Street - Straights of Riggindale - The Knott - Rampsgill Head - High Raise - Kidsty Pike - Kidsty Howes - Riggindale Beck - The Rigg - Mardale Head
 

High Street and Mardale III Bell North Ridge

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30th May 2016
ASCENT: 2,200 Feet - 671 Meters
MILES: 5.8
WAINWRIGHTS: 2, High Street - Mardale III Bell
ROUTE: Mardale Head - Rough Crag - High Street - Mardale III Bell - Mardale Ill Bell North Ridge - Blea Water - Dudderwick - Mardale Head
 

Riggindale, Short Stile and a High Street skyline

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3rd October 2015
ASCENT: 2,913 Feet - 889 Meters
MILES: 9.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Kidsty Pike - High Raise (Martindale) - Rampsgill Head - High Street
ROUTE: Mardale Head - The Rigg - Riggindale - Riggindale Beck - Short Stile - Straights of Riggindale - Kidsty Pike - High Raise (Martindale) - Rampsgill Head - Straights of Riggindale - High Street - Caspel Gate - Rough Crag - The Rigg - Mardale Head
 

A Riggindale Round


12th October 2014
ASCENT: 2,960 Feet 902 Meters
MILES: 8.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, High Street – The Knott – Rampsgill Head – Kidsty Pike – High Raise
ROUTE: Mardale Head – Rough Crag (Riggindale) – Caspel Gate Tarn – Long Stile – High Street – Straights of Riggindale – The Knott – Rampsgill Head – Kidsty Pike – High Raise – Low Raise – Castle Crag (Mardale) – The Rigg – Mardale Head
 

Mardale Ill Bell via the North Ridge


24th August 2014
ASCENT: 2,240 Feet – 683 Meters
MILES: 5.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 2, Mardale Ill Bell – Harter Fell (Mardale)
ROUTE: Mardale Head – Mardale Beck – Dudderwick – Blea Water – Blea Water Dam – Mardale Ill Bell north ridge – Piot Crag – Mardale Ill Bell – Nan Bield Pass – Harter Fell (Mardale) – Gatescarth Pass – Harter Fell Gully – Mardale Head
 

High Street via Rough Crag

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3rd August 2013
ASCENT: 2,637 Feet, 758 Meters
MILES: 7.9
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, High Street – Rampsgill Head – Kidsty Pike
ROUTE: Mardale Head – The Rigg – Rough Crag – Caspelgate Tarn – Long Stile – High Street – Straights of Riggindale – Rampsgill Head – Kidsty Pike – Kidsty Howes – The Rigg – Mardale Old Road – Mardale Head
 

A Riggindale Round


12th October 2014
ASCENT: 2,960 Feet 902 Meters
MILES: 8.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, High Street – The Knott – Rampsgill Head – Kidsty Pike – High Raise
ROUTE: Mardale Head – Rough Crag (Riggindale) – Caspel Gate Tarn – Long Stile – High Street – Straights of Riggindale – The Knott – Rampsgill Head – Kidsty Pike – High Raise – Low Raise – Castle Crag (Mardale) – The Rigg – Mardale Head
 

High Street via Rough Crag

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3rd August 2013
ASCENT: 2,637 Feet, 758 Meters
MILES: 7.9
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, High Street – Rampsgill Head – Kidsty Pike
ROUTE: Mardale Head – The Rigg – Rough Crag – Caspelgate Tarn – Long Stile – High Street – Straights of Riggindale – Rampsgill Head – Kidsty Pike – Kidsty Howes – The Rigg – Mardale Old Road – Mardale Head
 

A Riggindale Round

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3rd January 2013
ASCENT: 2,139 Feet, 663 Metres
MILES: 8
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, Mardale lll Bell – High Street – Kidsty Pike – Rampsgill Head – High Raise
ROUTE: Mardale Head – Small Water Beck – Small Water – Nan Bield Pass – Mardale lll Bell – High Street – Straights of Riggindale – Kidsty Pike – Rampsgill Head – High Raise – Low Raise – Birks Crag – Lady’s Seat – Band End – Bowderthwaite Bridge – The Rigg – Mardale Head
 

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
 

An Afternoon On The Eastern Fells

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7th November 2010
ASCENT: 2,600 Ft, 793 Mtrs
MILES: 8
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Kidsty Pike, High Raise, Rampsgill Head & High Street
ROUTE:  
 

Harter Fell to Kidsty Pike

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17th October 2009
ASCENT: 828Mtrs   2718 Ft
MILES: xxx
WAINWRIGHTS: 4 Harter Fell,Mardale III Bell,High Street,Kidsty Pike
ROUTE: xxxx
 

High Street From Mardale

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6th December 2008
ASCENT: 2718 Mtrs  2719 FT
MILES: xxx
WAINWRIGHTS: 1 High Street
ROUTE: xxxx
 

High Street from Mardale Head

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12th January 2008
ASCENT: 2,716 Feet, 828 Meters
MILES: 8.2
WAINWRIGHTS: 1, High Street
ROUTE: xxxx
 

 

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