Hart Fell ridges horseshoe, near Moffat
This superb horseshoe of escarpments and ridges - including the very fine Saddle Yoke - encircles the skyline around the Blackhope Burn. It makes for the classic route to the Corbett of Hart Fell.
Very steep (and rough) initial ascent. Good going along the ridges, then a pathless wet section across to Under Saddle Yoke. Mostly grassy ridges for descent with final steeper slope.
None to start.
Hillwalking in Winter
Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.
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