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Castle cragg, dale head hindscarth from grange

Castle cragg, dale head hindscarth from grange

Postby ChrisG » Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:54 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Castle Crag, Dale Head, Hindscarth

Hewitts included on this walk: Dale Head, Hindscarth

Date walked: 13/08/2011

Time taken: 5

Distance: 16.5 km

Ascent: 1251m

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On my last visit to the lakes I hurt my knee so I came back this time to do castle crag, the one I had to miss. I headed out from Grange at six thirty in rather poor weather but nothing to dodgy. I decided to do Castle crag from a different angle which turn out to be a very scenic walk I followed the river through the woods along the path to Rosthwaite. When the woods end I turn right over the stile into a field that climbed steeply towards castle crag through the woods again then back out over the stile to join the path half way up. It was a wonderful misty day with low threatening black clouds so the view from the top was great. Then it was back down the other side to follow the path up through the old mining works and on to dale head.
High hows wood

path to castle crag summit

panorama from castle crag

down through the wall

I started up to the summit of dale head just as the weather turn bad, those threaten clouds delivered there threat and for the first time in my very short fell walking time I was walking in less than perfect conditions which felt bloody marvelous, The rain and wind got worse as I got nearer to the top but nothing to extreme, it felt good to get there I felt like I had achieved something.
Stream by the path

panorama from the mines

panorama from dale head

Next up Hindscarth and then back down its spine. Its funny hindscarth didn't seem like a mountain till your on your way down and look back. I followed the path down with lead to a track into the village of Little town. From there it was up and over Hause gate and back down into Grange and the end of a great days walk.
view from hindscarth

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Last edited by ChrisG on Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:11 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: Castle cragg, dale head hindscarth from grange

Postby susanmyatt » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:55 pm

Castle Crag, small but perfectly formed, glorious little hill and one of our faves :D
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Re: Castle cragg, dale head hindscarth from grange

Postby ChrisW » Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:58 am

Excellent report of a nice looking circuit, reminds me of my 1st wedding anniversary which we celebrated nearby, lovely photos and fine memories for me - cheers :D
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Re: Castle cragg, dale head hindscarth from grange

Postby garyhortop » Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:52 am

Nice Pics Chris - really liked the panaroma's and looks like a really nice walk! :D
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