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High Street
High Street is the highest and best known of the Far Eastern fells, and possibly even further afield. It is named after the High Street Roman road that traversed its grassy summit plateau, and which linked the settlements at Ambleside and Penrith. In more recent times the summit has played host to summer fairs and horse racing events - the top is still called Racecourse Hill.

The western side drops steeply down to Hayeswater, but the eastern flank is the more impressive, presenting a line of near vertical crags and throwing out the impressive ridge of Rough Crag down towards Haweswater. Cradled in a rocky bowl provided by the eastern cliffs is the almost circular tarn of Blea Water.

As mentioned, High Street is the highest of the Far Eastern Fells, but overall is only the 25th highest Wainwright.

Height : 2718ft/828m
NY 44077 11049
Lake District - Far Eastern Fells - Cumbria - England
Hill Classification(s) :  Birkett,  Hewitt,  HuMP,  Marilyn,  Nuttall,  Trail 100,  Wainwright
OS Explorer Map(s): 5S
OS Landranger Map(s): 90

Additional Information from the Database of British Hills
Summit Feature: Trig point
 

 

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24/08/2013
Kentmere Round
4835 ft. - 13.7 miles
Very hard
Low cloud to start, but lifting as the day went on
Mick
Lake District


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23/04/2011
Troutbeck to High Street - including the Ill Bell ridge and The Tongue
4570 ft. - 14.7 miles
Hard
Started sunny but became overcast quickly - low cloud for most of the walk.
Ali
Lake District


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28/03/2009
High Street and Harter Fell
2700 ft. - 6.5 miles
Moderate
Cold and windy
Ali
Lake District


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