PICTURES AND TRIP REPORTS FROM MY WALKS IN THE ENGLISH LAKE DISTRICT
( About 5.7 miles 2500 ft ascent)
Sue and I met Helen and April at Hartsop for a walk short in miles but with a pretty stiff climb and an equally stiff descent.
Hartsop Dodd from the car park.
Looking up past the girls to Pasture Bottom.
Walking along the valley we remarked how the Glenridding/Patterdale area is blessed with several lovely side valleys that are similar in that they have very scenic paths following rushing becks but all are unique and well worth exploring. .
Looking back from further along.
After climbing the very steep but well pitched path we reach the top and the views open out with Ullswater and Place fell appearing behind Brock Crags.
The top though is only the top of the pass turn left or right and you have another steep pull..
We had a pit stop before tackling the rocky climb up to Caudale Moor.
The Ill Bell ridge from the climb..
Looking back down to the path up to Thornwaite Crag with it's tall cairn just visible.
Kidsty Pike in the sun with the slopes of High Street and the top of Gray Crag in front.
The Ill Bell ridge again from Stony Cove Pike.
And looking the other way to the Helvellyn ridge.
Time for lunch on Caudale Moor..
A bit of misty view of Windermere
Looking along the wall to Hartsop Dodd.
The same wall with the fence post that marks the top of Hartsop Dodd..
Instead of taking the more usual path straight down the front of Hartsop Dodd. we found the path which zig-zags down the side of the fell in the direction of Sykeside. I wouldn't recommend this path in the mist as the start was hard to find.
Looking across to the Priest Hole cave on Dove Crag
Caudale Beck, with Rough Edge above. The old quarry can just be seen.
Coming down the steep path through the bracken.
Brotherswater and Place fell.
After a visit to the pub we walked back along side Brotherswater and back to Hartsop..
Last walk - Langdale Camping Next walk - Helvellyn