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by mamoset » Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:29 pm
Wainwrights included on this walk: Dove Crag, Fairfield, Hart Crag, High Hartsop Dodd, Little Hart Crag
Hewitts included on this walk: Dove Crag, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Little Hart Crag
Date walked: 03/02/2012
Time taken: 7.75
Distance: 17 km
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Once again, the prospect of good clear weather had us hitting the Lakes, this time, for a direct ascent of Fairfield via Cofa Pike. Parked at Deepdale Bridge and set off up Deepdale, well wrapped against what was a biting cold. We made good time well in to the dale before Greenhow End came looming into view. Headed up Mossydale, past the waterfalls, which had, unsurprisingly, frozen. At the head of Mossydale, Fairfield came better into view. From here, it was a straight climb up Sleet Cove to Deepdale Hause. The snow was really soft which did make it a bit more difficult than it should have been, with one step forward and two back at times At Deepdale Hause, there was a great sight that met us. To the west was Seat Sandal and Grisedale Tarn. Looking back east is St. Sunday Crag. As our fingers were getting a bit numb from the now biting wind coming up the hause we quickly headed over Cofa Pike and onto Fairfield summit. There was quite a bit of activity on Fairfield, including fell runners We had a quick walk around the summit, before trying to find somewhere sheltered for lunch, as the wind had become even colder. A lunch spot was found, though not the most comfortable 10 mins eating i've ever had before we headed off towards Hart & Dove Crags. There was terrific views of the Far Eatern Fells on our way across. The usual Ravens were hanging around on Dove Crag summit cairn. Our next route choice was made easier with loads of cloud rolling over from the west, so we decided to head down to Little Hart Crag via High Bakestones. High Bakestones is home to a massive cairn, which Wainwright describes as "a work of art". Looking into Dovedale was a bit hazy, but still quite impressive. It was an easy amble down to High Hartsop Dodd from here, and then a steep, but solid descent down to flat land!! From here it's an easy walk past Hartsop Hall and Brothers Water, back to the car.
by ChrisW » Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:42 pm
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