Start point: Cow Bridge, Hartsop (NY 403 134)

Cow Bridge Gale Crag (322) Hartsop Above How (323) Hart Crag FairfieldCofa PikeSaint Sunday CragGavel Pike Birks (324)Arnison Crag (325) – Cow Bridge

Distance: 9.7 miles     Total Ascent: 1385 metres     Time Taken: 4 hours

Weather: Sunny with a strong breeze. 8oC in the valley rising to 12oC. Icy cold on the tops.

I had a great high level ridge walk today along the Hartsop above How ridge, up to Hart Crag and Fairfield and then back down along the Saint Sunday ridge. It was a pleasant surprise to see the sunshine, but it was deceptively cold on the tops with a bitter wind blowing. With hindsight I would have been better off starting and finishing at Deepdale Bridge and walking the full Hartsop above How ridge.

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