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.