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High Street and the Nab

High Street and the Nab


Postby andy63 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:14 am

Wainwrights included on this walk: High Raise (Far Eastern Fells), High Street, Kidsty Pike, Rampsgill Head, Rest Dodd, The Knott, The Nab

Hewitts included on this walk: High Raise (Far Eastern Fells), High Street, Rampsgill Head, Rest Dodd, Rough Crag

Date walked: 25/06/2014

Time taken: 6.3

Distance: 19.1 km

Ascent: 1420m

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I parked the car at Mardale Head and started the day with a nice ridge walk over Rough Crag and up to the top of High Street. There was some scrambling involved but nothing too difficult.

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Rough Crag ascent


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Haweswater


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Hewitt summit of Rough Crag


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Blea Water


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High Street


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Scrambling up High Street


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High Street Summit


At the top the going gets easier with good paths along a flat grassy ridge.

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High Street ridge


The next summit was The Knott. From here I decided to make the walk a long one by including a visit to Rest Dodd and The Nab.

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Rest Dodd and The Nab



The Nab is one of the remotest hills in the Lakes.The only way to get to it is via Rest Dodd - which meant I had to go up and down Rest Dodd twice.
In between Rest Dodd and The Nab there's a large area of peat hags.Fortunately it hadn't rained for a few days so the ground was dry. I wouldn't like to go there in wet conditions.

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View from the Nab


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Nab summit


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Dry peat bog


After a steep re-ascent of Rest Dodd I then went back down and up again to the High Street ridge, and 3 more Wainwright summits.

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Rampsgill Head and High Raise


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Rampsgill Head summit,with Kidsty Pike in the background


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View from Kidsty Pike


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High Raise


From High Raise I went down to Low Raise and then followed the ridge down to the South-East.This turned out to be an awkward descent as it's largely pathless and I didn't know the best way down, but I eventually made it down to the lakeside path, and back to the car park.
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Re: High Street and the Nab

Postby SusieThePensioner » Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:46 pm

An interesting walk and you got some good views!
andy63 wrote:After a steep re-ascent of Rest Dodd I then went back down and up again

Not my favourite thing to do on a walk; going down and up again :lol:
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Re: High Street and the Nab

Postby simon-b » Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:31 pm

There are some superb climbs from Mardale Head, Andy, and Rough Crag - Long Stile - High Street is one of the best. High Raise SE ridge makes a nice ascent too. You'll have had good views coming down that way, but I can understand why you found micro-navigation a little tricky in descent.

I wonder if we're all being too well-behaved by only approaching and leaving The Nab via Rest Dodd? Plenty of Scottish routes involve walking through deer forest, and there's now an offshoot of the Martindale red deer herd around Armboth Fell, where walkers have free access.
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