Sunday, 30th May 2010

   

            

 

Walk: Hartsop, Gray Crag, Thornthwaite Crag, High Street, The Knott, Rest Dodd, Satura Crag, Brock Crags, Angletarn Pikes, Boredale Hause
Start Point: Hartsop car park Grid Reference: NY 409 130
Distance: 10.7 miles Ascent: 3, 630 feet
Time: 6 hours    
Weather: Mainly dry and sunny but with a cold wind
Comments: Leaving a very busy car park behind we soon left other walkers as we began the steep climb up to Gray Crag. Our efforts were rewarded by great views - an ongoing feature of this walk.  A brisk walk along the ridge soon brought us to a very windy Thornthwaite Crag where we found a sheltered spot for our morning coffee. From here we headed across to High Street and were soon admiring the views to Haweswater and the Riggindale Valley. Now on the 'tourist' route again we made our way to The Knott where Tony tried out a bit of 'rock climbing'! No sooner had we descended The Knott than we were on our way up again - to Rest Dodd -would it be time for a REST when we got there? Not quite time for lunch, we continued on to Satura Crag where a sheltered spot could have encouraged some sun bathing! With the weather beginning to look a little uncertain we headed across to Brock Crags - passing a few raindrops on the way. Taking the less well known footpath to the west of Angletarn we were fortunate to spot a small group of deer. Climbing yet again we ascended Angletarn Pikes, yes, both of them, and took a grassy path (to the east of the main one) down to Boredale Hause. From here we followed the main track towards Hartsop - but the leader had one more 'undulation' waiting for us - UP through the woods and behind the houses into Hartsop!

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Heading up Gray Crag . . .

 

watch out for the false summit

 

Looking across Hayeswater to The Knott

 

We are all pleased to reach Gray Crag . . .

 

where John demonstrates 'planting a flag' to name the summit . . .

 

when it was misty the last time we came here

 

Walking along the ridge we have a good view over Threshthwaite Mouth to Windermere

 

Finding shelter at Thornthwaite Crag for our morning coffee

 

Heading across to High Street we see the top end of Hayeswater . . .

 

but it is getting quite busy on High Street

 

Looking down Riggindale to Haweswater

 

Tony tries out a little 'rock climbing' . . .

 

at The Knott  . . .

 

from where we can see our next summit, Rest Dodd, with The Nab behind

 

John takes a rest . . .

 

on Rest Dodd . . .

 

before we head to Satura Crag for lunch

 

The weather has turned on our way to Brock Crags . . .

 

but it is still sunny over Brothers Water

 

Angle Tarn from the southern summit of Angletarn Pikes . . .

 

but the northern summit gives views over Brothers Water . . .

 

Glenridding and Ullswater . . .

 

and Place Fell

 

A rough path heads steeply down from Boredale Hause . . .

 

and another view of Ullswater

 

Not much water in Eden Beck today

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