Start point: Kirkstone Pass road (NY 412 063)
Kirkstone Pass – Woundale – St. Raven’s Edge (345) – John Bell’s Banner (346) – Caudale Moor (Stony Cove Pike) (347) – Threshwaite Mouth – Park Fell Head – Troutbeck Park – Troutbeck Tongue (348) – Kirkstone Pass
Distance: 10.1 miles Total Ascent: 929 metres Time Taken: 4 hours 20 minutes
Weather: Rain, heavy at times, clearing by the end. 12-15°C.
The heavens had opened when I set off this morning for the climb up to Caudale Moor on the eastern side of Kirkstone Pass. There were no views and it was quite miserable until I descended to Troutbeck where the sun came out – and of course shone on the places I had just been! This was a boggy affair due to the amount of rain and coupled with one or two tricky river crossings, it made for a very damp day.