High Street From Hartsop

11th April 2008

This walk included a nights camping at the Syke Side Campsite just outside Brothers Water we didn’t really need an  early start I think, it was the fact that over the winter the tent’s hadn’t been out & with Spring on the way we didn’t need any excuse for a night’s camping & by the looks of the site we wasn’t the only ones .

We left Wigan straight from work on the Friday evening & arrived at  Syke Side about 7.00 just in time to get the tent up before it went dark ,Then a few pints & a steak at the Brothers Water Inn which if I remember rightly cost me an arm & a leg


Wainwright Guidebook two

The Far Eastern Fells



Ascent: 2718 Mtrs  828 Ft
Wainwrights: 2 The Knott,High Street
Weather: Wet Start With Hail & Snow On Tops
Parking: Sykeside Campsite ,Just Of  Kirkstone Pass, Brothers Water
Walking With: Stephen Harrison
Ordnance Survey: OL5 (1:25)
Time Taken:  

Map and Photo Gallery



Brock Crags & The Angle Tarn Pikes catching a glimpse of sun

The Brothers Water Inn

DAY 2:

We woke up to a wet drizzly  morning ,nothing that would soak us through but there’s nothing like  putting a damper on things when your pitching down in the rain ,The start of the walk would take us along the shores of Brothers Water then turn Right through the gate which would then lead us into Hartsop Village via the bridge over Hayeswater Gill

Hayeswater Gill taken from the wooden foot bridge

Grey Crag from Hartsop

Pasture Bottom

Its looking a little brighter…


And then minutes later we were getting hit side ways with rain & hail as we got to Hayeswater,taking refuge behind the huge boulder at the side of the Outflow

A snow covered High Street from Hayeswater Outflow

Making our way up the steep ascent of The Knott

At least we’re out of the hail

Approaching the Straights Of Riggindale & into that ever looming cloud

Cloud lifting for a moment opening up to Riggindale ,Haweswater & High Street’s Crags

Snow & Hail over Riggindale

Long Stile & Caspel Gate Tarn with Blea Water on the right

Now the cloud has lifted a little & the views have really opened up

So while I have the chance its out with the camera ! Hayeswater

Back at Hayeswater Gill ,On our way down the weather really got miserable hence lack of pictures ,I can honestly say that (And you probably know it by now!) That High Street is a much favoured fell of mine & the  approach from Hartsop is definitely in my top three


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