Caudale Moor

Start Point: Caudale Bridge (NY 402 115)

Caudale Bridge – Caudale Quarry – Caudale MoorHartsop Dodd – Kirkstonefoot – Caudale Bridge

Distance: 3.9 miles     Total Ascent: 625 metres     Time Taken: 2 hours 15 minutes     Start Time: 09:45

Weather: Wet and windy (mostly), 4°C

The wind did howl and the rain did pour this morning for our walk to Caudale Moor. I had intended to go further on this walk but it was so wet and cold I’d had enough after I reached Hartsop Dodd. I think Fletcher came of age today with his first taste of some proper fell weather!

Caudale Moor

Hartsop Dodd

Height: 618 metres / 2028 feet Grid reference: NY 41133 11855 Category: The Far Eastern Fells

Hartsop Dodd

Hartsop Dodd

Casper next to the post that marks the summit

Casper next to the post that marks the summit

Hartsop Dodd from the climb up to Brock Crags

Hartsop Dodd from the climb up to Brock Crags

Caudale Moor

Start point: Kirkstone Pass (NY 401 080)

Kirkstone Pass – St. Raven’s Edge Caudale Moor (Stony Cove Pike) Hartsop Dodd John Bell’s Banner St. Raven’s Edge Kirkstone Pass

Distance: 6.2 miles     Total Ascent: 610 metres     Time Taken: 3 hours 30 minutes

Weather: Mixed. 0°C.

This certainly wasn’t a route I had in mind today but when I got over Kirkstone Pass this morning, the descent was littered with stuck cars on the icy road. I certainly had a hairy moment or two going down there but managed to avoid a collision and hastily turned round and went back the way I came. The fells to the east of Kirkstone Pass looked quite clear so I thought I would walk over Caudale Moor but I guess the walk was always going to be a strange route, there being no other obvious route of return. Those who know the Lake District know how changeable the weather can be and today was no exception with it changing seemingly by the minute.

Threshthwaite Horseshoe

Start point: Hartsop (NY 410 130)

Hartsop – Hartsop Dodd Caudale Moor (Stony Cove Pike) – Threshthwaite Mouth – Gray Crag – Hartsop

Distance: 5.5 miles     Total Ascent: 775 metres     Time Taken: 2 hours 45 minutes

Weather: Initially clear then cloud. 10oC.

I didn’t know what to expect today, I certainly didn’t expect any clear photos as it was raining so much! As I went over Kirkstone Pass, there was a certain amount of clarity around Hartsop, so that’s what I settled on. The clouds were hanging around in thick layers in the valleys but eventually it lifted to cover the tops and the highest part of the walk was completed in the mist.

Hartsop Dodd

Start point: Hartsop (NY 410 130)

Hartsop – Hartsop Dodd (447) Caudale Moor (Stony Cove Pike) – Threshthwaite Mouth – Threshthwaite Cove – Pasture Bottom – Hartsop

Distance: 6 miles     Total Ascent: 1000 metres     Time Taken: 2 hours 40 minutes

Weather: Wind and rain. 4°C

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.

Red Screes

Cow Bridge – Hartsop Dodd (33) – Caudale Moor (34) – Middle Dodd (35) – Red Screes (36) – Little Hart Crag (37) – High Hartsop Dodd (38) – Cow Bridge