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From the Western fells yesterday to the Far Eastern fells today and a shorter walk. The climb from Hartsop to Hartsop Dodd is severe, but at least you gain height quickly! The clouds came down along with the rain to obliterate the view for most of the walk. Still, it was nice to be out with a small landmark for Angus in his Wainwright fell-bagging quest.
It was a bit grim this lunchtime when I set off for High Hartsop Dodd, in fact it was bucketing down with rain and there was a really strong wind so I ended up making it and ‘out and back’ walk, or rather an ‘up and down’ walk! It is a very steep climb straight up the front of High Hartsop Dodd and once on the top the wind was really wild and I was completely drenched. Lo and behold if the sky didn’t clear as soon as I made it back to valley level!
I think me and Casper were both chomping at the bit to get back on the fells today even though the weather seemed a bit murky. The climb to Sticks Pass gave a fleeting hope of a temperature inversion but the wind higher up ended that notion and the higher tops were walked coldly in the freezing fog.
The weather was a little different to last time I was out, the rain was light but pretty well constant today and most of the tops were hidden beneath the murk. This was a made up on the go walk, I hadn’t intended coming here at all today but it sufficed given the conditions and being a fair weather walker I didn’t get as far as I had intended at the start either.
I was getting itchy feet so when the opportunity for a walk arose I grabbed it – I was going come rain, hail or shine! As it turned out is was really quite warm on the climb and when I reached the top I couldn’t believe how many people were up there (I never saw anyone on the steep way up though). This and a couple of other things that happened reminded me why I like to get out early…
Another grey day today with just the odd glimmer of sunshine and heavy rain at the end. This is quite a long circuit but relatively easy going across boggy grass. I visited a couple of small tops at the beginning of the walk that I had never been to before which offered great views over Ullswater with little effort. It was very quiet up there though, and we never saw a single soul all day.
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.
Today’s mission was to see the Osprey’s from the viewpoint in Dodd Wood, make it to the top of Dodd and have some nice cake in the tearoom at the end – all accomplished! There was a brief spell of sunshine on the way up to the summit, but later we could see the rain quickly advancing across the Derwent Valley and we got a good soaking during lunch – not to worry, we didn’t let it dampen our enthusiasm much!
I was out and about early this morning for a quick climb to Dodd from The Old Sawmill tearooms. Prior to climbing the fell, I had a look down at Derwent Water for a calm lake shot (2011 calendar?!) and managed to elbow my way in with all the other photographers down there! It was a lovely morning but I was a bit too early for those blue skies today.