|Walk:||Hayeswater Gill, Rest Dodd, The Nab, Satura Crag, Angle Tarn, Angletarn Pikes, Boredale Hause, Crookabeck, Hartsop|
|Start Point:||Hartsop car park||Grid Reference:||NY 410 130|
|Distance:||10.2 miles||Ascent:||3,230 feet|
|Weather:||A rolling mist gave us glimpses of great views and a heavy snow shower was eventually replaced by clear blue skies.|
|Comments:||The climb soon took us into snow and mist as we made our way to Rest Dodd, where a previous walker had taken residence in the cairn. A steep descent needed lots of care as we made our way to The Nab, spotting a herd of deer on the way. Making our way to Angletarn Pikes Garry reminded us that the north summit was the highest - even though it has the smallest cairn. After reaching Boredale Hause, John chose the path towards Patterdale before leading us along the valley floor through Crookabeck. A great walk despite the mist.|
Ready for 'the off' . . .
Gray Crag sports a dusting of snow
We soon climb up into the mist . . .
and along the snow covered path towards Rest Dodd . . .
where Lesley has lent her hat to The Ice Man . .
and we take a minute to peruse . . .
why he has been left here
Les and Lesley have fun on the steep descent but Garry imagines he has a sledge
Nearly at the bottom of the descent . . .
a blizzard encourages us to . . .
seek the shelter of the wall for our elevenses stop
The blizzard has given way to blue skies as we head twards The Nab . . .
and spot a herd of deer . . .
in the distance
Looking back towards Rest Dodd . . .
from the summit of The Nab
Making our way back across The Nab . . .
the mist suddenly clears . . .
to reveal the ridge from High Raise to the north
The deer have stopped for some grass . . .
but one has its eyes on us . . .
as we continue towards Satura Crag
The Nab with Beda Fell to the left and Steel Knotts to the right
Time for lunch . . .
before being treated to views of Bannerdale
Mist obscures Angletarn Pikes . . .
and deep discussions . . .
continue as we climb . . .
the flanks of . . .
the southerly pike . . .
and the northerly pike sits under blue sky
Angle Tarn from south summit
Ullswater from north summit
North summit- Tony & Garry point out the small cairn
John checks out the valley below . . .
Time to head down to Boredale Hause
Fantastic sky as we return to Hartsop