Thursday, 24th April 2008


Walk: Hartsop. Hayeswater Gill, Gray Crag, Thornthwaite Crag, High Street, The Knott, Satura Crag, Angletarn, Angletarn Pikes, Boredale Hause, Hartsop
Start Point: Hartsop Grid Ref: NY 409 130
Distance:  10 miles Ascent:  3,200 feet
Weather: Misty wet and windy to start with some bright spells later
Accompanied by:

On my own

Comments: As I arrived in the car park I could see that Gray Crag was covered in mist. As I walked from Gray Crag to Thornthwaite Crag there was a strong cross wind and some heavy rain. I sheltered by the wall at Thornthwaite Beacon and when I set off again I was pleased to find that it had stopped raining. The mist gradually lifted as I crossed High Street and I was able to take some photographs by the time I reached The Knott. Navigating Angletarn Pikes I found a route I have not used before, a grassy path across to Boredale Hause instead of taking the usual 'tourist path'.


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From The Knott I was able to see the ridge from Gray Crag to Thornthwaite Crag, which had been in mist as I walked along it


In the opposite direction are Rest Dodd and The Nab


From my lunch spot near Angletarn Helvellyn could just be seen with St Sunday Crag to the left


The main path skirts around Angletarn Pikes but my route ascends by the lower rocky knoll just left of centre


A magical moment as the sun highlights the water


From the ascent to Angletarn Pikes Gray Crag appears beyond Brock Crags and the cloud seems to be touching High Street


The southerly Pike provides a view of Red Screes, High Hartsop Dodd and Hartsop Above How overlooking Brothers Water


Turning North I spot the path to the left of the northerly, and higher, of the two pikes


Once there Glenridding and Ullswater come into view


Rather a small cairn for the pike that is designated as the Wainwright


Gray Crag, Thornthwaite Crag and High Street tower above Brock Crags and the southerly pike


The path up to Place Fell as I approach Boredale Hause


Back at the car park Gray Crag is now clear of any mist

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