Sunday, 17th June 2007


Walk: Cow Bridge car park, Dovedale, Dove Crag, Hart Crag, Fairfield, St Sunday Crag, Patterdale, Crookabeck, Cow Bridge car park
Start Point: Cow Bridge car park Grid Ref: NY 402 133
Distance:  11 miles Ascent:  3,600 feet
Weather: A warm, cloudy day with some low mist
Accompanied by:

John L (leader), Ray, Marie, Keith, Ross

Comments: A pleasant walk up the valley to reach Dove Crag. The path through Crookadale, from Patterdale to the Cow Bridge car park can seem a little tedious if it has been walked a number of times.


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Great reflections in the still waters of Brothers Water


Looking across Brothers Water to Brock Crags


High Hartsop Dodd on the left and Dovedale in the centre


Getting warm - time to take a layer off, there's a lot more climbing to do


A picturesque waterfall by Dovedale Beck


John checks that we are all fit and ready before the next bit of the climb


Posing on the rocky outcrop below the Priest's hole


Is the dark patch the cave known as Priest's Hole?


Looking back over Ullswater . . .


and across to Place Fell


Now we know why John wanted to visit Patterdale


Angora goats at Crookadale farm - you can even pay to feed them!


A fine display of foxgloves en route . . .


set amongst a lovely cottage garden style border


Waterfall below Brock Crags

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