To the eastern side of the A92 and Ullswater is a large area of more rounded fells dominated by the 15 mile north/south High Street ridge. Many, but not all, the fells are reminiscent of the Pennines rather than traditional Lakes.
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An unmemorable summit on a broad ridge High Street overlooks Blea Water to the east and is the highest Wainwright in the Far Eastern Fells.
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Far Eastern Fells
A rounded hill, north of High Street. High Raise marks the start of the 8 mile section of grassy ridge leading north to Pooley Bridge.
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Rampsgill Head is an innocuous rise of land between the more impressive mountains of High Raise, The Knott and Kidsty Pike.
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A popular peak due to its situation at a crossroads for many excellent walks. An impressive columnular cairn marks the summit.
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A profile instantly recognizeable from the M6 Kidsty Pike overlooks Haweswater, is on the Coast to Coast and used to harbour the last breeding eagles in England.
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Flat topped and situated in a triangle between Kentmere, Longsleddale and Haweswater. Can be climbed pleasantly from all 3.
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Sometimes known as Caudale Moor, Stony Cove Pike is separated from the main High Street ridge by Threshthwaite Mouth gap. Unusual views of the head of Ullswater.
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Excellent views in all directions. It is only a short distance with very little climbing from High Street to the north and part of the Kentmere Horseshoe.
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Ill Crag is a rocky summit on the western arm of the Kentmere Horseshoe. It is sandwiched between two lower Wainwrights to the north and south, Froswick and Yoke.
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Little more than a 100 foot from the main Coast to Coast path The Knott is well worth the short detour. The views are superb in all directions and the summit a small oasis of peace.
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Named from the deep valley to its west. However the summit lies midway between Kentmere and Longsleddale but the latter is clearly a less attractive name!
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On the western arm of the Kentmere Horseshoe. It is alost exclusively climbed as part of the ridge, midway between the higher Ill Bell and Thornthwaite Crag.
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Due south of Haweswater Branstree is a pudding shaped fell with a fine perspective of the High Street range.
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Wainwright - Far Eastern Fells
The southern most peak on the western arm of the Kentmere Horseshoe. A small summit area gives good views of the eastern arm.
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Gray Crag is a fine grassy ridge to the west of Hayeswater. The buttress at it northern end offers a steep descent in to Hartsop near Brothers Water.
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Rest Dodd is a rarely visited fell to the north of Hayeswater. However its steep sides make it difficult to tag on to other walks and is generally bypassed.
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Tarn Crag lies at the head of Longsleddale. Along with Grey Crag it marks the division between Lakes and Pennines, a vast area of moors to its east.
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A beautiful stand alone rigged Lakeland mountain. It overlooks the western shores of Ullswater and Glenridding village with an excellent perspective of the Helvellyn range.
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A smooth sloped fell lying to the south east of Haweswater. An ancient corpse road crosses its northern slopes.
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Hartsop Dodd plunges steeply towards the hamlet of Hartsop and Brothers Water to the north and linked to Stony Cove Pike to the north.
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Little more than the southern shoulder of Kentmere Pike and the first or last fell on the Kentmere Round. Rocky and rough with little separation.
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A distinctive fell at the head of Martindale. Steep slopes on 3 sides with a graceful ridge leading south to the higher peak of The Knott.
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Two rocky promontories overlooking an idyllic tarn tucked away between Ullswater and High Street. On the Coast to Coast.
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Looming over Hartsop and Brothers Water Brock Crags is often climbed with Angletarn Pikes. Wainwright's location is slightly awry from the highest point.
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Overlooking Ullswater from a point above Howtown, Bonscale Fell is on a spur off the main High Street ridge near Loadpot Hill.
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Both Sallows and its twin peak of Sour Howes lie between Troutbeck and Kentmere. The summits have few if any paths nearby and the land is rough.
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A long knobbly ridge above the quiet valley of Martindale near Howtown. Excellent views along the eastern end of Ullswater.
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Most often climbed from Ambleside the route from Troutbeck is quieter and easier. Baystones is the northern and highest summit of the twin peaks.
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Along with Sallows, Sour Howes occupies a rough area of land between Troutbeck and Kentmere and separated from the Kentmere Horseshoe by Garburn Pass.
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An excellent rocky viewpoint to the south of Howtown on Ullswater. The short ridge from Wether Hill is a quiet place.
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On the inside elbow joint of the southern shores of Ullswater offering great views each way. It lies above Howtown and is an excellent 'first' peak for the family.
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A mini fell surrounded by giants just north of Troutbeck. The rough but easy ridge makes for a pleasant walk.
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Twinned with Tarn Crag and overlooking the long narrow valley of Longsleddale. Its characteristic is more Pennine than Lakes.
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