Wainwright paid it perhaps the ultimate accolade, stating that "Not many fells can be described as beautiful but the word fits Harter Fell, especially so when viewed from Eskdale'. Fifty years later the view is still beautiful. A real classic view,walking in this area of the Lakes reminded me of Scotland much wilder and more remote. We passed only one family all day, even on 'Good Friday'.
The walk took us from Boot scrambling up a small gorge, joining a path and walking what seemed like away from the summit and then a real craggy rocky top, that needed another scramble to the very top.
I love this view down to Devoke Water, catching warm pink, evening light. Time for a quick sketch on the top of Green Crag, after a soggy wet ramble over the heather from Harter Fell.
A wonderful meal at the Boot Inn, we were ready for another day of Sunshine, and a walk up Whin Rigg. Again Wainwright kept me inspired and led me to another classic viewpoint. A dramatic drop down to Wastwater
You certainly didn't want to hang around long, especially with a strong wind blowing. Another top Illgill Head and then a walk down to Burnmoor Tarn, 3rd largest Tarn in The Lakes. It sits at the base of Scafell in a great expanse of grass and heather a rather stern and barren Tarn!
Here was our delightful camping spot beside the gurgling beck.