|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|
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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