High Street

High Street is a mountain in the Far Eastern Fells in the Lake District, The Mountain is 828 meters high there are several approaches to the summit from Troutbeck, Kentmere, Hartsop and Mardale

The river Kent is formed on its Slopes and flows through Kendal into Morecombe Bay, High Street takes its name from a Roman  Road running across the Mountain as it linked the Roman Forts at Ambleside and Penrith a total 23 miles, the Romans would do that in a day, High Street is also known as Racehorse Hill as in the 18th and 19th centuries Horse Racing and Fairs were held at the Summit, the top is fairly flat with extensive views

The High Street Range is home to England last Golden Eagle also there is a herd of deer that roams in the area, also the High street range is home to the Highest Lake in the Lake District which is Haweswater Reservoir is started of as a small lake but was dammed  between 1935 to 1947 that resulted in the village of Mardale being flooded  at times when the reservoir is low  the remains of Mardale can be seen, when the dam was built it was the first hollow buttress dam built in the world

One of the best walks to do going up HighStreet is to start at Mardale Head going round Haweswater past the Rigg which is a wooded area then over Bowderthwaite Bridge  then climb to Kidsty Howes the over Kidsty pike which is on the coast to coast walk and also the highest point on the coast to coast walkers who do that section on the coast to coast would be coming from the Glenridding Area and finishing in Shap, you might be lucky and be able to see the Golden Eagle or spot the deer From Kidsty Pike carry on then turn left up hill to the summit of High Street , from the summit head south veering to the left following the edge of the cliff with Blea water in the bowl below down to Nan Bield pass  then turn left  going past small water to the finish or from Nan Bield pass you could carry on up hill to Harter Fell  then down to Gatesgarth Pass then turn left and downhill to the finish

Not far from Mardale Head there is the Haweswater Hotel they serve meal/coffee and you get some great views

This makes a nice #walk in the #Lakedistrict it is even better to do as a #guidedwalk in a #group, Northern guidingCumbria Way runs #Guided #day #walks in the Lake District and is running a guided walk up High Street on 27th June 2021 for more details go to www.northernguiding.co.uk/guided-mountain-days