Middle Dodd, Red Screes, High Hartsop Dodd, Little Hart Crag, Hart Crag, Dove Crag and Hartsop-Above-How

3 September 2009

After parking at Cow Bridge north of Brothers Water, we have walked along the west side of the lake and are approaching Middle Dodd, seen here, which we will be climbing up the fairly steep end ridge.

A pause for breath reveals the view back towards Brothers Water with Place Fell at the end: the partial slopes on the left are of High Hartsop Dodd which we will visit later, and the wooded slopes of Hartsop above How which will be our last fell of the day.

A zoomed-in photo of George

And from the same spot without zoom. Most of the ridge is pathless, but near the top a path materialises

From Middle Dodd, a view across Little Hart Crag and High Hartsop Dodd; behind is the ridge of Dove Crag and Hartsop above How.

From Middle Dodd looking towards Red Screes

On the slopes of Red Screes looking across Middle Dodd past Brothers Water

George on Red Screes. The rain has started in earnest with very strong winds, but fortunately it only lasted about 15 minutes - that was the pattern for the day.

Starting the descent from Red Screes towards Scandale Pass, centre. (Click picture for a larger version.)

Having crossed Scandale Pass, a look back to Red Screes

From High Hartsop Dodd, a view of Middle Dodd and Red Screes

From Middle Dodd, looking down on the farm and youth hostel

From High Hartsop Dodd, a panoramic view - click for a larger version

Scandale, with a bit of Windermere at the bottom

George on Little Hart Crag

Looking back to Little Hart Crag on the ascent to Dove Crag

As more rain sweeps around us, a view to Hartsop above How

A very tangled and matted George

On Hart Crag, a view back over Dove Crag to Red Screes

On Dove Crag, a view down Rydal Beck to Windermere

Fairfield from Hart Crag

On Hart Crag, looking down the long ridge of Hartsop above How, our route onwards.

Part-way down the ridge, a look back to Hart Crag, with Fairfield on the right.

From the ridge of Hartsop above How, a look up towards Kirkstone Pass: on the right are High Hartsop Dodd with beyond it Middle Dodd and Red Screes

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A long and tiring walk but really grand walk - though of course it would have been better without the rain and without being blown off my feet by the wind.
Total distance 17.5 km and 1329 metres of ascent in 6 hours 45 mins.



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