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A Red Screes Round

19th February 2013

Route.  Cow Bridge - Hartsop Hall - High Hartsop Dodd - Little Hart Crag - Scandale Pass - Red Screes - Middle Dodd - Cow Bridge

( About 7.5 miles 3000 ft ascent)


I was busy at the weekend and missed out on the first couple of days of the nice weather. Not to be denied I had a day off work and went up to do a lovely round based on Red Screes.

We ( Sue had a day of too) parked at Cow Bridge and set of for High Hartsop Dodd passing Brothers water on the way. The fell casting the reflection is Hartsop Dodd.


Dovedale and an Alpine looking Dove Crag

Our first climb, High Hartsop Dodd.

It's a very steep pull but you gain height quickly. Angletarn Pikes directly above Brothers water with Place Fell on the left.

On top of High Hartsop Dodd but still a bit more climbing to do before  we reach Little Hart Crag.

A closer look at Little Hart Crag. We followed the footstep in the snow which made a hard looking climb really easy.

Red Screes from our lunch stop.

The view down Scandale. There was a bit of an inversion but not as much as we had hoped.

Little Hart Crag and fantastic blue sky.

Looking over a frozen Scandale Tarn to High Bakestones

Zooming in on Helvellyn and Striding Edge.

Ill Bell from Red Screes

Looking down to our last fell of the day, Middle Dodd 

The view southward from Red Screes..

Harter Fell behind Wrynose Pass

Starting down Smallthwaite Band. 

We were wearing our Microspikes now and I'm glad we were because the way down off Middle Dodd was very steep with hard frozen snow.

Safely back to the valley, looking at our way up and way down.

Angletarn Pikes catch the afternoon sun.

Last walk -Great Hill    Next walk - Mellbreak

Times when I've been this way before-

9th May 2010

7th December 2008