Start point: Bottom of Kirkstone Pass (NY 402 113)

Kirkstone Pass – Hartsop Hall – Dovedale – Dove Crag – Bakestones Moss – Little Hart Crag High Hartsop Dodd – Kirkstone Pass

Distance: 6.4 miles     Total Ascent: 730 metres     Time Taken: 3 hours 30 minutes

Weather: Strong wind, snow flurries. -2ºC.

It was really cold this morning again but the blue sky and crisp clearness of the weekend was gone to be replaced by strong winter weather. All was icy and frozen around Kirkstone Pass with heavy snow flurries at first. Once on the climb to Dovedale the wind really picked up and on the Dove Crag ridge it was severe and walking was difficult at times. When I got back to valley level I felt like I had taken a real pounding up there.

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