Sunday, 17 February 2013

Far Eastern Fells Sunday 17th February

Glorious sunny day in the Lakeland Fells albeit with a bitterly cold wind requiring plenty layers.  Ian and I are on our third round of the 214 Wainwright summits and today we added another four giving us 149.  Ticking off the summits in this way gives a purpose to visiting all the different areas of the Lake District rather than going back to the same fells. 

Starting at the 17th century hamlet of Hartsop we headed up Hayeswater Gill to the small lake of the same name which serves as a reservoir for the town of Penrith about 12 miles away.  Our first summit was Rest Dodd then out and back to The Nab before heading out to Angletarn Pikes and back over Brock Crags.  Only eight miles covered, but quite a lot of climbing giving us spectacular view of the fells all around.

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The outflow from Hayeswater

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Straits of Rggindale from Hayeswater

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L to R Dove Crag, Hart Crag and Fairfield from Rest Dodd

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Caudale Moor

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Looking back at the Knott

A great day to trot out to the Nab as the ground was mostly frozen and as you can see it’s a bit of a bog otherwise.

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The Nab

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Ian heading back towards Rest Dodd from the Nab before heading off to the right towards Angle Tarn

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Fairfield with Hart Crag to the left and Cofa Pike to the right

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Walker on one of the outlying fells

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Birks in the midground left with  Striding Edge leading to Helvellyn on the right

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Angle Tarn with the Helvellyn rdge beyond

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Angle Tarn with High Street in the distance – Hartsop Dodd centre

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Birks left with the distinctive pyramid shape of Catstye Cam to the right

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Descending back to Hartsop – Gray Crag with High Street beyond

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Farm buildings close to the hamlet of Hartsop

Fantastic day on the fells – looking forward to the next time.

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