Saturday, 1st May 2010




Walk: Gray Crag, Thornthwaite Crag, High Street, The Knott & Hayeswater
Start Point: Hartsop Grid Reference: NY 409 131
Distance: 7.5 miles Ascent: 2,800 feet
Time: 5.5 hours    
Weather: Fine morning with some sunshine, but clouding over with some rain by lunchtime, and windy pm. Improved as we descended but more rain as we got back to the cars.
Comments: Our small party of 3 left Hartsop and were soon climbing up to Gray Crag. As we walked along the ridge to Thornthwaite Crag the fine weather deteriorated as the clouds darkened and there was a sleety shower as we had our lunch. It stopped as we made our way along High Street to the Knott, with some brightness but a cold wind. As we descended there was another short icy shower and as we looked back from Hayeswater we could see some mist on High Street. Apart from the odd shower we were lucky with the weather, and enjoyed a cup of coffee at the new snack bar in the car park at Hartsop.

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Here we go, leaving Hartsop


Heading for Gray Crag


Looking back to Hartsop


Ullswater comes into view


Looking over Hayeswater to Straits of Riggindale


Gray Crag cairn


Along the ridge to Thornthwaite Crag


Thornthwaite Crag Beacon


Andrew and Linda at High Street


That's Gray Crag over there


The Knott . . .


and the cairn


Hayeswater and the mist is on High Street


TLC required as we return to Hartsop

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