Kentmere Horseshoe

Monday 16th September 2019

The Kentmere Horseshoe is one of the longest and most remote walks in the Lake District although it can be quite busy on weekends. The walk includes all the fells bounding the upper Kentmere valley and its reservoir, I usually start beside the village hall in the hamlet of Kentmere.

It is important to note that there is very limited parking in Kentmere - half a dozen spaces alongside the village hall and its requested that you pop in a few quid to say thanks. I usually manage to get a spot, but I always make sure it's not a Saturday or a Sunday - today was Monday and only 08:30 - so it was okay. A farmers field is sometimes available for parking in the summer months - again a nominal charge is requested.

My horseshoe today included all 9 Fells - Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick, Thornthwaite Crag, High Street, Mardale Ill Bell, Harter Fell, Kentmere Pike & Shipman Knotts

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Distance: 13.5 miles
Duration: 6:30 hours
Ascent: 4074 ft
Difficulty: Hard
Accompanied By: On my Own
Weather: Dry & Sunny

3D outline of route