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FAR EASTERN FELLS - LAKE DISTRICT

FAR EASTERN FELLS - LAKE DISTRICT


Postby susanmyatt » Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:45 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: High Raise (Far Eastern Fells), Kidsty Pike, Rampsgill Head, Rest Dodd, The Knott

Hewitts included on this walk: High Raise (Far Eastern Fells), Rampsgill Head, Rest Dodd

Date walked: 28/03/2010

Time taken: 6

Distance: 13 km

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Happy Easter to you all, back from a windy, wet and snowy Lakes :D On Sunday we travelled from Ambleside to Hartsop where we parked in the car park at the back of the village, we also noticed a new addition, a sandwich van parked up :o We set off up the valley at a very early time of 7:45am (don't forget the lost hour !) and we soon realised that the wind was getting very blowy even at this low level. We crossed Hayeswater Gill and skirted the foot of Grey Crag.
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Looking up the valley
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Back towards Hartsop
We could see our first target of The Knott
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The Knott
The path meandered round to the outflow of Hayeswater where we crossed the footbridge to start the steep ascent of The Knott.
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Hayeswater
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Doesn't do the climb justice!
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View down to show climb
As we climbed and reached the skyline below the summit we could see into Martindale over some distant grazing deer.
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Steel Knotts beyond the deer
The views west to the high fells were getting better with some sunshine, for us the wind was getting very persistent :(
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Views to the west
We skirted around the Knott and ascended from the east to some great views along the Straights of Riggindale to High Street
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High Street
Once on the summit of the Knott we had great panoramic views but this photo shows Rest Dodd, Plce Fell, The Nab, Hallin Fell, Steel Knotts, Arthur's Pike etc.
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View from The Knott summit
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The Knott summit at 739m (needed flash!)
We now descended back to the path before setting off up to Rampsgill Head with some great views down the Martindale Valley and Ullswater, just visible the red roof of the once hunting lodge
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Martindale Valley
It was even windier here and this shows me on the summit with High Raise behind me
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Rampsgill Head summit at 792m
We now headed east to Kidsty Pike
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Looking to Kidsty Pike
It wasn't a bad walk to this summit but we knew as it was so exposed that it was going to be a nightmare to stand on it in such winds, we weren't disappointed
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Kidsty Pike summit at 780m with High St behind
There were some great views to the Kentmere circuit and our first sight of Haweswater
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View to Haweswater
After a few photos we set off across country to our fourth Wainwright of High Raise (Martindale) which was a very rocky plateau, this fell takes you on to Wetherhill etc if you have the legs.
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High Raise summit at 802m
We had a short breather here out of the wind in the summit shelter before setting off downhill and then climbing back over Rampsgill Head.
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High Raise from Rampsgill climb
Over the summit and down towards The Knott
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Descent towards The Knott
We then decided to follow the wall down the steep exit from the Knott through the wet area and back up a steep ascent to Rest Dodd
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Reat Dodd
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View back up to The Knott
Again it was very windy on top and with no path off we made our way across country to meet the path that goes to Satura Crag, the gateway to Brock Crags and Angletarn Pikes, an area we knew and a way off to Hartsop. At the top of our descent we could see Hayeswater to the left
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To Hayeswater
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To Hartsop and Brothers Water
As we reached the lower part of the fells we were surprised to see deer so low, they had spotted us though
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We're watching you two
One last word, the buttie van was open and I just fancied a bacon sarnie, Glynn had a coffee, turns out the owner was the local farmers wife branching out and she said she would like to open a village cafe, would do well in this busy little village. A great walk even with the wind and we stayed dry :lol:
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Re: FAR EASTERN FELLS - LAKE DISTRICT

Postby colgregg » Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:43 pm

Superb phototour. It's an area I've been looking to do after I've completed the "biggies". Grey Crag, to the West of Hayeswater looks an especially interesting summit.
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Re: FAR EASTERN FELLS - LAKE DISTRICT

Postby susanmyatt » Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:31 am

Thanks, I think many people do Grey Crag - Thornthwaite - Stoney Cove Pike and back down Hartsop Dodd...or vice versa....there are some more pictures of this area in my posts from late last year if you want to check. We quite like this area and will be doing the Fusedale fells later in the year, hopefully in better weather :lol:

For some reason a batch of photos didn't transfer to the pc so below is one on Rest Dodd summit and a view to Angle Tarn as we descended to Satura
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Rest Dodd at 696m
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The beautiful Angle Tarn
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