The Far Eastern Fells

High Winder is situated on the edge of the Far Eastern Fells. This  group of hills in the English Lake District is often missed and a real haven for walkers and wildlife. Reaching their highest point at High Street (828 metres or 2,718 ft) they occupy a broad area to the east of Ullswater and the Kirkstone Pass.

Much quieter than the central areas of Lakeland they offer in general a much easier walking experience as the fells merge mainly into the surrounding moorlands. This combines to create one of the largest areas in the lakes with no road access.

Exceptions however to the moors are the fine rock scenery to be seen on Harter Fell, Mardale Ill Bell and High Street surrounding the head of Haweswater.

You can access these fells directly from High Winder. Walking south the ridge ascends gradually over Arthurs Pike and Bonscale Pike and up to Loadpot Hill with amazing views down Ullswater.

Posted: 30 September 2019