Harter Fell | Hard Knott  
Date: 2nd August 2020 Distance: 16.4km (10.18 Miles) Parking: Car Park at Boot
Start Location: Boot Ascent (m/ft): 1112m (3648ft) Weather:

Mostly Cloudy

Time Started: 08:15 Highest Point: Harter Fell (653m/2142ft) Difficulty: Difficult
Duration: 8 Hours 38 Minutes        
Route: Jubilee Bridge - Harter Fell (653m/2142ft) - Demming Crag (525m/1722ft) - Horsehow Crags (433m/1421ft) - Hardknott Pass - Border End (522m/1713ft) - Eskdale Needle Viewpoint - Hard Knott (549m/1801ft) - Yew Crag (499m/1637ft) - Lincove Beck - Lincove Bridge - Jubilee Bridge

 


I was staying at the National Trust Campsite in Eskdale and set out early. The clouds are starting to lift but I'm not sure they will be high enough bu the time I get to the top of Harter Fell.

Eskdale really is a stunning valley!


The cloudy summit of Harter Fell. Twice I've been up here... Twice in the cloud!


The top of Demming Crag on the way down.

Horsehow Crags just ahead.

Clouds really starting to break now.

A view over to Wrynose Pass.

The top of Horsehow Crags.

Lovely and sunny on the summit here.

Looking down to Hardknott Roman Fort.


Zooming in on the Roman Fort.


The cairn at the top of Hard Knott Pass where the path leads up to Hard Knott (fell).

Looking back to Hardknott Pass with lots of Mini's heading over!

A view down Dunnerdale.

The top of Border End looking to the top of Hard Knott.

A stunning view to Upper Eskdale. Hopefully the cloud will lift more!

A superb view down the length of Eskdale.

Eskdale Needle far below.


Eskdale Needle. Check out the video at the top of the page for some of the most amazing footage of the needle!


The summit of Hard Knott.

Hard Knott summit looking to the Scafells.

And here looking to Harter Fell almost free of cloud.

The rocky summit of Yew Bank.

The view to Eskdale from Yew Bank.

Yew Bank summit looking to Slight Side.

A small cairn on a peak north of Yew Bank. The cloud is lifting more as Esk Pike and Bowfell are now clear.


Eskpike and Bowfell.


Slight Side and the Sca Fells. One of the best views in the area!

Zooming in on Pen.

Looking down to Lincove Bridge and Eskdale.

Waterfall near Lincove Bridge.

Lincove Bridge.

A view back along the path I have just walked with Hard Knott up to the right.