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5 Wainwrights from Brothers Water

5 Wainwrights from Brothers Water


Postby canisp » Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:58 am

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: 31/03/2009

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Hartsop above How, Hart Crag, Dove Crag, Little Hart Crag and High Hartsop Dodd
OS Map 90
Start Grid Ref 403134
Distance walked 10 km’s
Height Gain 800 metres
29 March 2009

I left the car park through a gate, then immediately followed the path that heads steeply up the hillside through Low Wood to reach the ridge, which i then followed to the summit of Hartsop above How.
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On Hartsop above How looking to Link Cove with Hart Crag on the left

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On the way up Hart Crag looking to Scrubby Crag on the right

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Hart Crag on the left, Scrubby Crag in the centre

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Going up steep ground on Hart Crag with Scrubby Crag in the centre

The weather was sunny with blue skies, but with a strong wind blowing i needed to put a second jacket on as i sat for some time on the summit.
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High on Hart Crag looking back to Hartsop above How

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Wall going over Dove Crag

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Near Dove Crag summit looking to High Street in the distance

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Looking to Dove Crag summit

I then followed a broad ridge which narrowed a little and steepened as height was gained. The snow was shallow and soft and i soon reached the summit of Hart Crag, the wind was much stronger now so after a few photo’s i quickly headed off for Dove Crag.
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Crags on Dove Crag

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The Cape in the distance, sometimes known as St Sunday Crag

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Descending High Hartsop Dodd in the direction of Brothers Water

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Low down on the NNE ridge of High Hartsop Dodd

There is not much shelter on the summit of Dove Crag and so i carried on in the direction of Little Hart Crag, stopping for lunch behind some rocks lower down the hill.
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Looking east across Brothers Water

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Looking east across Brothers Water

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Looking across Brothers Water to Angletarn Pikes

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Looking east across Brothers Water

A few metre’s of height gain put me on Little Hart Crag, i then turned north east and headed to the final summit of the day, High Hartsop Dodd and although a wainwright its just a minor bump along the way. A steep descent NNE took me to Brothers Water, then a short stroll back to the car park.
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Re: 5 Wainwrights from Brothers Water

Postby mountain coward » Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:33 am

Great to see piccies of my more regular hills while I'm on nightshift wondering what to do for my rota'd time off this week! :) Surprised there's still so much snow on the tops!
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Re: 5 Wainwrights from Brothers Water

Postby yokehead » Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:22 pm

Grand photos, I was pounding south down the M6 on Sunday and could see a good covering of snow on the Lakeland tops, visibility was great
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Re: 5 Wainwrights from Brothers Water

Postby Paul Webster » Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:27 pm

Stunning pics - almost makes me wish that I still lived in the Lakes... :shock:

Love the water on the 2nd to last one - did you have to stand in it to get that shot?
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Re: 5 Wainwrights from Brothers Water

Postby canisp » Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:40 pm

Paul Webster wrote:Love the water on the 2nd to last one - did you have to stand in it to get that shot?

It does look like it, but no, i crouched down at the waters edge holding the camera about 1 inch above the surface of the lake, a different perspective from the 2nd shot below taken 2 minutes earlier stood at the same place with the camera at eye level.

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Looking across Brothers Water to Angletarn Pikes

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Looking across Brothers Water to Angletarn Pikes
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