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Outlands 2016 (Day 5) - Welcome to the wonderful Wainwrights

Outlands 2016 (Day 5) - Welcome to the wonderful Wainwrights


Postby Graeme D » Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:10 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Dove Crag, Hart Crag, High Hartsop Dodd, Little Hart Crag, Middle Dodd, Red Screes

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

Date walked: 06/07/2016

Time taken: 7.1

Distance: 17.7 km

Ascent: 1450m

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I had set the alarm for early o'clock and so I was off down the permissive path in the Kirkstone Pass towards Brothers Water by 6.20am.

First came the lung bursting ascent up the steep nose of Middle Dodd to claim my first ever Wainwright. Then the much more sedate walk over to Red Screes with its summit trig pillar and jumble of cairns. From there it was down into Scandale and past the little lochan, sorry, tarn, onto Little Hart Crag, where I dumped my daypack and travelled light down the broad ridge to High Hartsop Dodd. Back up to collect the pack and then it was the climb up between Black Brow and Scandale Head and onto Dove Crag, before the walk above the head of Dovedale onto Hart Crag. Here I met a chap (and his dog) from near Oban who was down on holiday in Ambleside and had a hill pass for a few hours, so he was putting it to good use to do the Fairfield Horseshoe. Then I retraced my steps for a short distance before picking up the path down into Dovedale which eventually emptied me out at the campsite and the pub for a short road walk and then back onto the path up the Kirkstone Pass to the car at Red Pits.

And thus ended the Outlands 2016 tour.

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Place Fell and Brothers Water at the foot of the Kirkstone Pass

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Middle Dodd from the north - the way up

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Hartsop above How, Brothers Water and Place Fell

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Summit of Middle Dodd looking to (L-R) High Hartsop Dodd, Hartsop above How, Birks, Place Fell and Angletarn Pikes

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North west from Middle Dodd across Little Hart Crag in the foreground, Dove Crag and St Sunday Crag Crag in the middle ground, and Helvellyn in the background

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Red Screes from Middle Dodd

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Summit of Red Screes

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Windermere from Red Screes

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Middle Dodd from Red Screes

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Zoomed to Helvellyn

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My first Lake District Hewitt - it had to be done!

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East towards the Ill Bell lot

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Descending to the watershed in the Scandale Pass

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Little Hart Crag

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Across Dovedale to St Sunday Crag

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Red Screes from the summit of Little Hart Crag

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South down Scandale to Ambleside and Windermere

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From Little Hart Crag looking north down High Hartsop Dodd - Hartsop above How, Place Fell, Angletarn Pikes and Hartsop Dodd encircling Brorthers Water in the background

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Looking north from the rather understated summit of High Hartsop Dodd

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Middle Dodd and Red Screes

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Back to Little Hart Crag

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St Sunday Crag across Dovedale

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Caudale Moor

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Little Hart Crag and Dove Crag

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St Sunday Crag across the head of Dovedale

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Approaching the summit of Dove Crag with Fairfield in the background

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Windermere and Coniston Water from Dove Crag

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St Sunday Crag and Place Fell from Dove Crag

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Hart Crag and Fairfield in the clag

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En route to Hart Crag - I thought I had left all the sheep behind in Wales, but obviously not!

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A fine looking specimen - the summit of Hart Crag that is!

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Looking along the ridge of Hartsop above How from the summit of Hart Crag

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Down Dovedale

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Dove Crag from the north in Dovedale

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Hartsop above How and Dovedale

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Dove Crag

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Caudale Moor from lower Dovedale

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Looking back up Dovedale

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High Hartsop Dodd

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High Hartsop Dodd again

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Middle Dodd and High Hartsop Dodd

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The two Dodds again from the Brothers Water Inn


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Graeme D
 
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Re: Outlands 2016 (Day 5) - Welcome to the wonderful Wainwri

Postby ChrisW » Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:28 am

I find myself genuinely surprised that today was your first wainwright mate :clap: ....not sure you had to try and grab them all on the same day though :lol: :lol:

Lovely shots as always...how many times did you have to jump up onto that trig point to get the shot and where are the ones with you mid jump trying to beat the timer :lol:

Congratulation on your first bag of wainwirghts mate, I suspect Outlands 2016 will be listed a raging success :clap:
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Re: Outlands 2016 (Day 5) - Welcome to the wonderful Wainwri

Postby dav2930 » Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:54 pm

Some nice fells there; hope you enjoyed your first half-dozen Wainwrights! :clap:
Not sure about the logic of your starting point but it looked a grand day out all the same! 8)
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Re: Outlands 2016 (Day 5) - Welcome to the wonderful Wainwri

Postby trailmasher » Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:30 pm

Great report and pics there on your first skirmish into the Wainwright's :clap: and a good choice of hills :) Now that you've started you may as well finish 'em :lol:
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