Saturday, April 21, 2012

High Street Fell Run

A return to Hartsop and a great fell loop taking in Hartsop Dodd, Caudale Moor, Thornthwaite Crag, High Street and The Knott.  9 miles in total.  The forecast was for heavy slow moving showers, sleet and thunder.  We didn't get thunder.

anti clockwise circuit

from the opposite end

From Hartsop village, a steep climb along the wall below - this is looking back towards Brock Crag

Grey Crag and the path we returned on

Brothers Water from the top of the wall on Hartsop Dodd.  Hartsop above How is the fell on the other side of Brothers Water.

still climbing

Angletarn Pikes visible from here.  We were going to go that way and circle around the front of but we ran out of time
Looks like the top of Hartsop Dodd but it is actually a wall that leads up to the top

Top of Hartsop Dodd with the offending wall behind
back towards Ullswater from the top of Hartsop Dodd

From Hartsop Dodd there was a great gentle downwards run towards Caudale Moor.

mineshaft on Caudale Moor.  There are old lead, copper and slate mines in the area.

clouds rolling in over Hartsop above How

Jonathan catching up on the run down from Hartsop Dodd summit

thorntwaite beacon - we're heading over there

top of Caudale Moor

here comes the sleet

time to start running again up to Thornthwaite Crag

there's that beacon
High Street

looking back up the track - Thornthwaite Beacon in the centre

 Just after I took these two pictures, we got our second hail storm of the day.  This one was much heavier and really stung my face.  We ran for the next half mile or so, going up and over High Street without stopping to take pictures.

but here is a picture looking back

bagged The Knott
High Street from The Knott (in hail)

steep way down to Hayeswater
head of Hayeswater

path back to Hartsop

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