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DOVEDALE ROUND - HARTSOP

DOVEDALE ROUND - HARTSOP


Postby susanmyatt » Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:14 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Dove Crag, Hart Crag, Hartsop above How, High Hartsop Dodd, Little Hart Crag

Hewitts included on this walk: Dove Crag, Hart Crag, Little Hart Crag

Date walked: 12/10/2009

Distance: 14 km

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Monday promised to be a lovely day so we were up early and parked up at Cow Bridge car park near to Brothers Water.
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Our Route
The previous photo was taken later in the week from Brock Crags. This allowed us a leg stretching walk alongside the lake towards Hartsop Hall and to the base of our first steep ascent, High Hartsop Dodd at 519m.
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Our first Wainwright of the day
Although hard work we soon gained height and the views to Angletarn Pikes and Brock Crags were brilliant.
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Angletarn Pikes/Brock Crags
Also the valley floor was opening up and Place Fell appearing larger
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Valley floor
Time for a photo shoot
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Yours truly
After a very steep last section we were on the summit of High Hartsop Dodd
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Summit with Little Hart Crag behind
We set off for the next top of Little Hart Crag with the occaisional backward glance of our route
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Back to High Hartsop Dodd
To our right we could see the round of our route and St. Sunday Crag appearing
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St.Sunday Crag
As we reached Little Hart Crag at 637m we could see down Scandale Pass
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Scandale Pass
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Summit of Little Hart Crag
We crossed the flattish section to the base of the climb to take us on to the Fairfield Horseshoe and then to Dove Crag
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Climb to Dove Crag, looking towards,Knott,Rampsgill,Kidsty,High St etc
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Summit of Dove Crag at 792m
We could see so many fells on this crystal clear day, miles to the east and west
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View to Western Fells beyond Fairfield Horseshoe
We slogged our way up the boulder strewn Hart Crag, our 4th Wainwright of the day and our highest point at 822m, we could see Helvellyn clearly.
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Hart Crag summit
We could see clearly towards Heron Pike
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Towards Heron Pike
Also we could see our descent down towards Hartsop Over How, what a glorious October day
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Our descent
The descent off Hart Crag was very rocky and very steep and hard work for little legs :lol:
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Hart Crag descent
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Stunning views everywhere
It seemed a long walk through boggy parts to reach the summit of Hartsop Over How at 580m
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Summit of Hartsop Over How
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Place Fell
It was then a trudge along the ridge and down to the valley bottom and back to the car and luckily a short drive to our cottage rather tha a long drive home :lol: Total ascent was 1335m :(
Last edited by susanmyatt on Sun Oct 18, 2009 4:36 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: DOVEDALE ROUND - HARTSOP

Postby mountain coward » Sun Oct 18, 2009 11:25 am

Great post - I love the Hartsop Dodds and Middle Dodd! You're making me really miss that area...
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Re: DOVEDALE ROUND - HARTSOP

Postby canisp » Sun Oct 18, 2009 4:00 pm

A grand walk, good to see these hills again and reminisce :D, i did them the opposite way round a few months ago and at the time thought it would be quite a steep hike up the ridge to High Hartsop Dodd, as i was descending it. Can only imagine AW loved the view from High Hartsop Dodd as it hardly has any re ascent to make it a separate hill.

Ps you missed ticking Little Hart Crag off in Hewitts included on this walk:
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Re: DOVEDALE ROUND - HARTSOP

Postby susanmyatt » Sun Oct 18, 2009 4:35 pm

Thanks Canisp, I don't know which way is best, it is a trudge to the foot of Hart Crag your way and its very rock strewn to the top and then as you say the steep descent of High Hartsop with tired legs :( That day we could hear the stags bellowing in the next valley and we were lucky to see them a couple of days later, see next walk.Thanks Sue
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Re: DOVEDALE ROUND - HARTSOP

Postby 37lumleyst » Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:01 am

As always a cracking report with reems of great photos - I love that part of the Lakes but dont know it as well as I'd like to :(
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Re: DOVEDALE ROUND - HARTSOP

Postby susanmyatt » Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:26 pm

It was such a lovely day it was hard what to leave out, thanks to digital we take around 150 or more on a walk like that, my husband will put remaining walks on the site on saturday, we visited Angle Tarn and how wonderful is that, the photo's don't do it justice, thanks Sue
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