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The Roman Road over High Street

High Street is the name of the biggest mountain in the group of fells over which the Romans laid their road linking forts at Penrith and Ambleside.
It is a fantastic high level route that demands a very full day's fast walking to complete (or else an overnight tent break on the quiet moorland approaches). But provided the frequent mists do not sweep across the summit it is a delightful march. The main summits passed on the route of the road are Red Crag, High Raise and High Street. It also passes close to the bold tall cairn marking Thornthwaite Cragg. On clear days dramatic breathtaking views take in Helvelyn, Skiddaw and Blencathra. In the comb below the eastern slope of High Street is Blea Tarn and in the distance Hawewater reservoir. The outline of the ancient road are clearly visible in places.

High Street with the Roman road ascending to the right of the stone wall

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