Above Howtown: Five of Wainwright's Far Eastern Fells

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Walk 5491 starts by cresting the craggy ridge of Steel Knotts, which is reached in about 45 minutes. The route then climbs gradually up to the Roman road of High Street. We then traverse the northern end of the Street to pass over the two Wainwrights of Wether Hill and Loadpot Hill, which both lack prominence, before reaching the northernmost terminal outpost of the High Street range at Arthur's Pike.

Doubling back briefly, we cross Swarth Beck to arrive at the excellent vantage point on Bonscale Pike - our fifth Wainwright of the day. Finally we use the zigzag grass path to take us back down the flank of Swarth Fell and return us to Mellguards, near Howtown.

England - North England - Cumbria - Lake District - North East


Mountains, Pub
25/07/2019 - Bill Simon

Walked this recently and on arrival at the suggested start point at Mellguards (NY444193) we encountered a wooden notice saying no parking, agricultural vehicles only. There were a couple of very large pieces of farm machinery occupying most of the available grass verge. We did park on the opposite grass verge but we're the only car there all day. Is anyone aware of issues with parking at Mellguards?

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