The Far Eastern Fells

Angletarn Pikes - North Summit
Angletarn Pikes - North Summit
Place Fell Summit Trig Point
Place Fell Summit Trig Point
The Far Eastern Fells reaches it's highest point at High Street (828 metres or 2,718 feet). It occupies a broad area to the east of Ullswater and Kirkstone Pass. Much quieter than the central areas of Lakeland they offer in general easier walking as the fells merge mainly into the surrounding moorlands. Exceptions however are the fine rock scenery to be seen on Harter Fell, Mardale Ill Bell and High Street surrounding the head of Haweswater.

In more detail the Far Eastern Fells occupy the region east of the A592 Kirkstone Pass road. This runs north from Ambleside to Patterdale at the head of Ullswater. The western perimeter then continues down the length of the lake to Pooley Bridge. Wainwright's outer boundary connected the outer limits of Ullswater and Haweswater, the proposed (and never built) Swindale Reservoir and Windermere. He also extended this area slightly by stretching the boundary out to Longsleddale church, thus bringing in Tarn Crag and Grey Crag, the most easterly 2,000 footers.

Walks In The Far Eastern Fells