Distance: 6.5 miles (10.5km)
Ascent: 745 metres
Start/finish: Hartsop, CA11 0NZ
From the end of the road in Hartsop turn R and cross Pasture Beck before following the path south-east up the valley. Climb the steep hillside at the head of the valley, turning L at the path junction at Threshthwaite Mouth and continuing up to the beacon at 784m. Bear L here onto High Street and follow this north-east past the trig point on Racecourse Hill. (A challenging extra loop can be added here by turning R onto the path over Mardale III Bell and then down past Small Water to Haweswater. Turn L and cross Mardale Beck then return to High Street on the path past Blea Water.) Back on the suggested route, continue along High Street keeping L along the ridge to The Knott at 739m. Turn L and follow the path steeply down to the northern end of Hayeswater. Turn R to head down Hayeswater Gill back to the start.