Saturday, 1 July 2000

Harter Fell (Eskdale)

Harter Fell and the Hard Knott Pass
Height: 654m (2,146ft)
Prominence: 276m (905ft)
Region: Southern Fells
Classifications: Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Trig pillar and rock outcrop
Times climbed: 1
Related trip report:
Green Crag, Harter Fell & Hard Knott - 18/05/2014
The summit trig pillar and the rock outcrop that is the highest point
What Wainwright said:

"Not many fells can be described as beautiful, but the word fits Harter Fell, especially when viewed from Eskdale. The fell is not only good to look at but good to climb, interest being well sustained throughout".

Harter Fell is located between the Eskdale and Duddon valleys. A ridge falling from Crinkle Crags passes over Hard Knott and Harter Fell, the fells being separated by Hardknott Pass.

A complex series of grassy knolls firms up into a ridge bearing southwestward. This steps upward, first over Horsehow Crags and then the impressive gable-end of Demming Crag, before reaching the summit area.

The summit area bears three rocky tors, the middle one of which is the highest. An Ordnance Survey triangulation column stands on the western outcrop though is noticeably lower than the principle height.

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