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Friday 14th March 2008

Start point: Hartsop (NY 410 130)

Hartsop - Brock Crags - Satura Crag - The Nab - Rest Dodd  - The Knott - Hayeswater - Hartsop

Distance: 8.9 miles     Total Ascent: 1178 metres     Time Taken: 3 hours 30 minutes

Weather: Overcast with some sunny spells. 9oC.

Route Map

It was a bit of an unplanned walk today; I didn't really know where I was going until I got there and I only ended up at Hartsop due to roadworks at Troutbeck 'forcing' me over Kirkstone Pass rather than sitting in a lengthy queue. As it turned out, I was glad I went over that way as there were some decent sunny spells and still a bit of lingering snow even though it was quite warm - all in all a rather pleasant days walking.

Brock Crags from Hartsop. Lots of walls criss-crossing the fellside here.

Gray Crag from the Hartsop valley.

It looks quite promising up on Brock Crags.

Pasture Bottom from the climb to Brock Crags.

Hartsop above How over Brothers Water with Fairfield and Saint Sunday Crag beyond.

Gray Crag.

Hayeswater from Brock Crags, nestling below The Knott, High Street and Gray Crag.

Rest Dodd, The Knott and Rampsgill Head.

The bejewelled summit of Brock Crags with Helvellyn beyond the cairn.

Looking east from Brock Crags summit.

Angle Tarn and Angletarn Pikes with Place Fell distant left and Beda Fell distant right.

Wild Casper above Angle Tarn.

Reflected sun.

Gateway to the fells? Satura Crag.

Looking back to Brock Crags, left.

Climbing to the moon.

The Nab with its notorious peat hags, Wether Hill beyond across Ramps Gill.

The view from The Nab across Angletarn Pikes to Fairfield and Helvellyn.

The view from the crossing of The Nab.

The Nab from the climb to Rest Dodd with the merest glimpse of Ullswater.

Rampsgill Head from Rest Dodd.

The Knott from the descent of Rest Dodd.

Looking back to Rest Dodd.

Rest Dodd and The Nab.

Climbing to The Knott.

Casper looking a bit bedraggled.

High Street and Thornthwaite Crag from The Knott.

Glittering sunshine on Hayeswater.

High Street across Hayeswater.

The weir on Hayeswater.

Hayeswater.

Descending to Hartsop.

Hayeswater Gill.

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