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A round from Hartsop

27th May 2018

Route.  Hartsop - Hartsop Dodd - Stony Cove Pike - Threshthwaite Mouth - Thornthwaite Crag - Gray Crag - Hartsop ( about 6 miles 2650ft ascent )


Having not been in the Lakes since Thursday I decided it was high time to return. Lynn Sue and I tackled a route that is short in miles but has a couple of meaty climbs and knee jarring descents.


Not much of a warm up before the work starts It's straight out of the carpark and follow the wall then ridge up Hartsop Dodd..


Gray Crag our descent route.


At the end of the wall now looking over to Dovedale..

Lynn starts the climb up the ridge.


At least you have the view to take your mind of the climb. Ullswater in the distance with Place Fell above to the right


Hartsop-Above- How leading up to Hart Crag with Dove Crag to the left and Fairfield to the right..


The path levels out as you reach the fence post marking the top of Hartsop Dodd.


There's still a climb to reach Stony Cove Pike but after the climb you have just done it feels very gentle.

Looking over St.Sunday Crag to Helvellyn.


 And in the other direction are Froswick, Ill Bell and Yoke..


Starting on our first descent of the day looking across to the path which will be our second stiff ascent..

View down Troutbeck past the Tongue to Windermere..  

Crossing Threshthwaite Mouth. The path down Threshthwaite Crag is a bit rough in places but nothing too complicated..

Fine view down Pasture Bottom. Raven Crag is the dark crag on the left..

Gray Crag from near to Thornthwaite Crag..

As the walk is a comparatively short one we had an extended break leaning against the wall by Thornthwaite Crag. The afternoon sunshine was very pleasant and I think 40 winks may have been had. Here the girls descend to Gray Crag.

Sue just about to start our final steep descent. Brock crags across the valley

Wide view of Hayeswater with High Street above.

The famous old barn by the path to Hartsop. Threshthwaite Mouth is the low point in the distance.


Gray Crag.

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