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Name:Branstree NE Top [East Top] [High Howes (Mardale)]
Hill number:2555
Height:673m / 2208ft
Parent (Ma):2528  High Street
RHB Section:34C: Lake District - Eastern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Far Eastern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Eden (Carlisle)
Class:Nuttall, Birkett, Synge, Subsimm, Buxton & Lewis,
Bridge
(N,B,Sy,sSim,BL,Bg)
Grid ref:NY 48765 10340
Summit feature:small pile of stones on grassy knoll
Drop:24m
Col:649m  NY484102  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL5S OL7N
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 469 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With CPgarth8703/04/2019
Swindale,Selside Pike, High Howes, Branstree, Tarn Crag, Grey Crag, Harrop Pike back via Mosedale Cottage. Managed to find parking at Truss gap just after gate.garyhoney14/10/2018
With Stephen. Selside Pike, Branstree NE top, Branstree (via Artle Beacon), Tarn Crag, Grey Crag & Harrop Pike. Parked at Mardale Head.ADT23/06/2018
me and picklesPaul Beard17/05/2018
Windermere Holiday 2018cwrci11/04/2018
(Walkers with) Dave Topliss, Torun Mcmoran, Susan Woodhouse. (Start/Parking point) Swindale - Swindale Head - Old Corpse Road - Selside Pike - High Howes (Branstree North East top) - Branstree - Mosedale col - Tarn Crag - Grey Crag - Harrop Pike - Little Mosedale - Mosedale - Swindale Head - Swindale.redbob08/04/2018
Mardale Head car park, Small Water, Nan Bield Pass, Harter Fell, Little Harter Fell, Adam's Seat, Branstree, Branstree North East Top, Selside Pike, Brown Howe. Some soft snow on the ground and cloudy at first with some light snow, with clear views from the summits and the sun increasing through the day.Fell_wanderer30/03/2018
With FR from Haweswater CP via Branstree, High Howes, Howes, Selside Pike.Bheinn28/03/2018
With NB from Haweswater CP via Branstree, High Howes, Howes, Selside Pike.Frank28/03/2018
Wandered across from Branstree on a good track. Howes and Nabs Moor, 2 Wainwright Outliers, next. Then doubled back for Selside Pike.jonglew13/01/2018
Photos by the pillar then up to summit cairn. With Damian, Clare, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie. On to Selside Pike.Dangerous Dave23/12/2017
W Jenx and Bryher from limited parking at Truss Gap. Along lane to Swindale Head then fine old track up past Hobgumble Gill and steep up onto Nabs Moor. Pathless then to Howes and the NE Top of Branstree. Motorway line then to Selside amidst increasingly heavy showers before descending the Old Corpse Road back to Swindale Head and car. A Sunday and not a soul seen, who says the Lakes is crowded?nordicstar30/07/2017
Circular with Selside Pike from Mardale HeadNeilb30/04/2017
Round of 11 miles start/finish at Mardale Head to pick up Brown Howe,Branstree NE top and Great Howe missed on previous outings.Bit of a lottery to find top of Great Howe.jocks103/03/2017
fa, 2 in party, cold and clear, 7.5 hrs, 22km, round of the mosedale fells, great day clear and cold, called in at the mosedale cottage on the way back to swindalerum doodle 02/11/2016
Parked at the top of Haweswater, up Gatesgarth Pass, Branstree, Branstree NE Top, Selside Pike and back down the Old Corpse Road with a slight detour onto Brown Howe.Chipstertrain30/10/2016
From Howes - on to Selside.Wycombe Wanderer23/08/2016
selside pike, branstree north top, branstree, tarn crag, grey crag, harrop pike, ulthwaite rigg,scam matthew, high wether howe, seat robert, glede howe, from swindale.robertphillips30/07/2016
Set off bellow Hollow Stone at the bottom of Rowantreethwaite Beck (great name) up onto the shoulder of Branstree through thick bracken on a very little used path. Up onto Branstree after being drawn towards Brant Street by the path. Down to the large cairn at Artle Crag and a break. Great views. Down to the survey pillar in the dip and up onto High Howe or Branstree NE top, not named on OS map, then down to Captain Whelter Bog (where do they get these fantastic names) and up onto Selside. Fantastic views from here. Chat with a deaf man then down the shoulder to Old Corpse Road (more great names). Turn left and down to Brown Howe and down to Rowantreethwaite Well (there it is again) and down past High Loup (names, names, names) with great views up to the waterfalls of Hopgill Beck. One of the nicest descents I've done. 4 Birkets 2 of which Wainwrights, that'll do nicely for a short jaunt.Mark T23/07/2016
With SRFrank20/05/2016
Round from Mardale Head Mardale Ill Bell Harter Fell Branstree Corpse RoadNorthender06/05/2016
With G. From parking at NY521142 along road to Swindale Head, followed Nuttalls' route 7.4 Selside Pike > Branstree NE Top > Branstree > Tarn Crag > Grey Crag > Harrop Pike descending to Little Mosedale Beck (no visible tracks) then bridleway to Swindale Head.RT197001/10/2015
From Brantree wainwrightiannotts05/07/2015
From Haweswater car park. Branstree, Branstree NE top, Howes, Nabs Moor, Selside Pike and Brown Howe. Glorious weather.AlunRees3121/04/2015
Mardale Head,Gatescarth,Branstree,Selside,Corpse Roadtim74707/02/2015
Mardale Head,Gatescarth,Branstree,Selside,Corpse Road A cold clear day with tim747Shutterlag07/02/2015
With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave15/11/2014
Done soloAimless Rambler04/10/2014
With liz and H. Sunny spells but breezy. with selside pikehlpahamp30/08/2014
on the way to selside pike from branstreebardolph14/08/2014
Swindale - Selside Pike - BRANSTREE NE TOP - Branstree - Tarn Crag - Grey Crag - Swindaleeviljeff921/07/2014
Parked at the reservoir car park then a circular(ish) taking in Selside Brow, Kentmere Pike, High Street, Selside Pike, Harter Fell, Mardale Ill Bell, Riggindale Crag, Perfect weather and amazing views.griefmiester21/05/2014
Winter walk from Mardale Head with Ian and Gaz, over Branstree, NE Top, Selside Pike and Brown Howe. Then Haweswater Hotel for late lunch! Cold with some ice on tops, and mixed cloud and bit of sun, turned into beautiful and dramatic afternoon.mavero1029/12/2013
Ascent from Selside Pike en route to BranstreeThe Playful Pig07/12/2013
From Mardale Head with Dan. To Nan Bield Pass then over Harter Fell (Mardale), Little Harter Fell and Adam's Seat to Gatescarth Pass. Up to Branstree continuing to Branstree North East Top and Selside. Back via the Old Corpse Road. Clear skies but very slippy on the north sides of the hills due to verglas.Glenelg04/11/2013
From Swindale. Nuttalls' route.clivevilla03/09/2013
On Swindale circuit, from Howes. Missed this years ago when I did Branstree. Continued to Selside Pike.Aye Jimmy20/08/2013
Parked NY 52831 15679 > Scalebarrow Knott > Harper Hills > Powleys Hill > Hare Shaw > Selside Pike > Nabs Moor > Howes > BRANSTREE NE TOP grassy mound summit with a few stones > Branstree > Brown Howe > Naddle High Forest > Wallow Crag > Naddle Low Forest > Hugh's Laithes Pike > nameless (Naddle Horseshoe - 3) > NY52831 15679Tony Hartry II31/05/2013
From Haweswater, a round of Brantree, NET, Selside Pike, Tarn Crag, Grey Crag and Harrop Pike.rhalstead21/05/2013
4thAlaric02/05/2013
dog full of snowkarltaylor15/01/2013
Boxing Day walk round Swindale Horseshoe.Hammy26/12/2012
with tonycolinfielding10/12/2012
Sadgill - Stockdale - Great Howe - Green Crag - Harrop Pike - Tarn Crag - Branstree NE Top - Branstree - Gatesgarth - Sadgilldavidpettit8409/12/2012
Langhowe Pike, Great Ladstones, Seat Robert, Glede Howe, Fewling Stones, High Wether Howe, Ulthwaite Rigg, Branstree NE Top, Howes, Nabs Moorronaldo33327/10/2012
Climbed from Mardale Head via the top of Gatesgarth passrobert04/09/2012
Gatescarth Pass, Tarn Crag, Grey Crag, Harrop Pike, Branstree (and north east top), Selside Pike, Old Corpse Roadijpowell06/07/2012
A short diversion from Branstree topphilhythe23/06/2012
3 RINGS OF SHAPEVERTON23/06/2012
NUTTALL 168. SPENT MAY 2012 IN LAKES CAMPED AT BRAITHWAITE TO DO ALL NUTTALLS NOT ALREADY DONE AS WAINWRIGHTS. GOOD WEATHER THROUGHOUT. ON 3RD DAY OF BAKING HOT SPELL WE PICKED OFF 3 AWKWARD NON-WIANWRIGHT NUTTALLS TO FINISH THE FAR EASTERN FELLS. FROM MARDALE HEAD WENT UP THE GATESCARTH PASS AND ON TO BRANSTREE TO DO BRANSTREE N.E. TOP, THEN RIGHT OUT AND BACK TO HARROP PIKE AND DOWN TO THE GATESCARTH PASS AGAIN. AFTER LUNCH IT WAS OVER HARTER FELL, MARDALE ILL BELL AND HIGH STREET TO DO ROUGH CRAG, THEN BACK DOWN TO MARDALE HEAD VIA BLEA WATER. GREAT VIEWS. 3 NEW NUTTALLS.BURGESS22/05/2012