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High Street


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
828 m (2716 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Highest point of Roman road on hill

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

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A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

High Street (2500ft+) was the highest point on the ancient Roman road of the same name which ran in an almost straight line following the top of a long ridge from Windermere to Penrith, in the Lake District (England).

The summit of High Street is a long triangular N-S plateau and there are ridges to N, E, SE and SW. The steep W slope of the mountain forms the E wall of Hayswater Gill, a glacial valley of U-shaped section with a lake now enlarged into Hayswater reservoir. The SW ridge leads to Thornthwaite Crag (784m), from where it branches S (carrying ancient road) and N to enclose the W side of Hayswater Gill. NW of Thornthwaite Crag the slope descends to Threshthwaite Mouth (592m), which leads to Stony Cove Pike .

The N ridge of High Street (with ancient road) descends gently to Straits of Riggindale (714m), the col with the next fell that carried the old Roman road: Rampsgill Head (792m). From the col a path leads to Hartsop village on the the A592.

The E side of High Street is more impressive. The narrow and rocky E ridge, which is very steep-sided, runs over Rough Crag (628m) then down to Haweswater Reservoir, separating Riggindale (N) from Mardale (S). Between the E and SE ridges is a hanging glacial bowl containing Blea Water below a semicircle of crags. The SE ridge extends to the flat plateau of Mardale Ill Bell from where the ridge continues S then E to the Nan Bield Pass (629m).

High Street can be accessed from the A592 Ullswater to Troutbeck road to the W, and from remote Martindale at the end of a minor road beside Haweswater Reservoir to the E.

Hazards you may encounter on High Street include
 High Plateau, summit may be difficult to locate.
 Crags within 1km of summit.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
A special thank you to David S Brown for his work on this and all of the England/Wales information.
Picture Gallery for High Street

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 Weather & OS Maps
Cumbrian Fells
by MWIS (PDF format)
Lake District
by Met Office
High Street
by Metcheck
High Street Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include High Street.

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 Routes that include High Street
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 755 m 10.84 km 3.5 hrs High Street  Circular scenic walk around High Street’s more remote and craggy E side.  

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of High Street

 Baggers Gallery for High Street

Me beside the trig point on High Street, 8th October 2008.

© David S Brown

Image by David S Brown
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Fiona Reid on 05 Nov 2017

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High Street and Stony Cove Pike
by David S Brown
High Street and Stony Cove Pike
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 Route Write-Ups
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1 28 Jun 2010 High Street and Stony Cove Pike from Hartsop David S Brown High Street and Stony Cove Pike Not Yet Rated
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