|Name of walk||Kentmere Horseshoe|
|Date of walk||2010-06-16|
|Distance walked (miles)||14|
|Duration of walk||7 hours 0 minutes|
|Weather||Blue skies and sunshine|
|Peaks on walk||Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick, Thornthwaite Crag, High Street, Mardale Ill Bell, Harter Fell, Kentmere Pike and Shipman Knotts.|
|Walked with||On own|
|Parking||Opposite the church, very few spaces so get there early.|
Yesterday I left home at 6am and drove to Kentmere to do the horseshoe which consists of the 9 summits of Yoke (2316ft), Ill Bell (2484ft), Froswick (2359ft), Thornthwaite Crag (2569ft), High Street (2718ft), Mardale Ill Bell (2496ft), Harter Fell (2552ft), Kentmere Pike (2397ft) and Shipman Knotts (1926ft). A walk of just under 14 miles.
I arrived at Kentmere for 7am and made my way up the Garburn Pass passing Kentmere Hall.
I was being watched!
Looing back down the Pass.
Getting towards the summit of Yoke looking back to the mist in the valleys.
I arrived on Yoke in and hour and a half. Looking down at Kentmere reservoir from Yoke. The Nan Bield pass in the dip. Harter Fell on the right, Mardale Ill Bell on the left.
Two of the summit cairns on Ill Bell.
Looking to Froswick, Thornthwaite Beacon and High St. from Ill Bell.
View back to Ill Bell from Froswick. Windermere on the right.
Troutbeck Tongue with Wansfell behind.
Looking back to Froswick, Ill Bell and Yoke from the route up to Thornthwaite Crag.
Route up to High Street.
High Street Trig point.
Looking down on Blea Water, Riggindale and Haweswater from the route to Mardale Ill Bell summit.
Yoke, Ill Bell and Froswick from Mardale Ill Bell summit.
Haweswater from the summi
Very white, clean sheep!
The top of the Nan Bield Pass and the route up to Harter Fell.
Looking down on Small Water and Mardale Head.
Kentmere Reservoir with the Nan Bield Pass on the left.
Summit shelter at the top of the Nan Bield.
Haweswater and The Rigg.
Harter Fell summit cairn.
Fell ponies in the dip between Harter fell and Kentmere Pike.
The Trig Point is on the opposite side of the wall but easily accessed with the steps.
Shipman Knotts in on the right but first I detoured left to Goat Scar for the view down to Longsleddale.
I had lunch here having done 8 summits before midday! View up the Gatesgarth Pass to Branstree.
View down Longsleddale
Shipman Knotts summit
It is a bit of a trudge off Shipman Knotts and quite steep and awkward in places. I was glad to be back on the bridle path. View from Stile End back to the first part of the Horseshoe.