Green Crag and Harter Fell
TWO WAINWRIGHT circular walk: Green Crag and Harter Fell (Eskdale)
Time: 4 - 5 hours
Parking: limited free spaces in the small car park on the roadside opposite Wha House Farm (Grid Ref: NY 200 009) or at the Woolpack Inn (Grid Ref: NY 190 010)
|Harter Fell from across the top of Eskdale
Green Crag and Harter Fell stand close to each other on the high ground between the Duddon valley and Eskdale, although they can be most easily reached from the latter, as is described in the route below.
|Strava estimates a walking distance of 12km
1. Starting from the Woolpack Inn, take the track down to the riverside and cross over the stone arched 'Doctor Bridge' to take the track on the far side of the River Esk to Low Birker Farm. From there, follow the path that goes left, behind the farm and then starts to zig-zag up the hillside, following the course of the old 'peat road'.
|Walk across the higher ground above Low Birker Tarn
|The phone box near Jubilee Bridge has seen better days!
Worth knowing: Eskdale and the area to the south and west of Green Crag and Harter Fell is well worth exploring, even if Wainwright decided that most of it lay outside the area that would be covered by his Walking Guides.