The Nab

Height: 576 metres / 1890 feet Grid reference: NY 43423 15194 Category: The Far Eastern Fells

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

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

Having a rest on The Nab

Having a rest on The Nab

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

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

Heading for the summit of The Nab. This is the preferred route walkers are now asked to follow - out and back along the ridge.

Heading for the summit of The Nab. This is the preferred route walkers are now asked to follow – out and back along the ridge.

 

Angletarn Pikes

Start point: Hartsop (NY 409 131)

Hartsop – Brock CragsAngletarn Pikes – Satura Crag – The NabRest Dodd Hayeswater Gill – Hartsop

Distance: 7.4 miles     Total Ascent: 846 metres     Time Taken: 3 hours 15 minutes     Start Time: 09:15

Weather: Overcast with spots of rain. 15ºC

After endless days of sunshine and warm weather, this morning was dull and threatened rain constantly. It was good to be back on the high fells and I made it back before the rain eventually came. I ended up doing a few direct routes to places rather than following the paths today for a bit of a change.

Rest Dodd

Start point: Hartsop (NY 410 130)

Hartsop – Brock Crags – Satura Crag – The NabRest 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.

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.

The Nab

Start point: Hartsop (NY 410 130)

Hartsop – Brock Crags – Satura Crag – The Nab Rest Dodd  – The KnottHayeswater Hartsop

Distance: 8.9 miles     Total Ascent: 1178 metres     Time Taken: 3 hours 35 minutes

Weather: Overcast, turning to rain. 6oC.

I thought we might be up in the snow today, but that has all gone apart from a smattering on the highest fells; today it was cold but the precipitation was rain. The day started off promising enough but soon ended up being a bit miserable. We managed to catch sight of a distant herd of Red Deer in Martindale Deer Forest which was a nice sight, but I don’t think Angus and Casper were too bothered.

 

High Street

Start point: Hartsop (NY 410 130)

Hartsop – Gray Crag (110) – Thornthwaite Crag (111) – High StreetThe Knott (112) – Rest Dodd (113) – The Nab (114) – Satura Crag – Angle Tarn Pike South (115) – Angletarn Pike North (116) – Brock Crags (117) – Hartsop

Weather: Overcast, some rain later.

Another walk chosen by my 13 year old son today, principally to take in some wildlife; the promise of wild ponies on Thornthwaite Crag, a Golden Eagle over Riggindale and deer in the Martindale Deer Forest spurring him into action. Of course, there was also the lure of walking in the footsteps of Roman soldiers across High Street.

From the car park through the hamlet of Hartsop, we followed the old mine road along Hayeswater Gill and over Wath Bridge.