Friday, 11 August 2017

Around Angle Tarn - 10 August

From Beetham Cottage to Boredale Hause and back to Stony Rigg, Heck Crag, Buck Crag and Satura Crag. Descent to Hartsop by the long diagonal path but we declined the final descent, over the stile, to the valley floor.

Consequently we followed the deer fence away from Hartsop and then back on a path through the woods. The latter was a delight and it mattered not at all on a warm sunny day. Only a pity it wouldn't last until tomorrow when we had intended to bag Pillar Rock.

Towards Glenridding
Brothers Water
Towards Helvellyn
Angle Tarn (i)
Angle Tarn (ii)
Angle Tarn (iii)
Fence with Gate
Hartsop Dodd with Raven Crag
Brothers Water

Monday, 7 August 2017

Hartsop Dodd & Raven Crag - 06 August

With about half a day's fair weather we decided the Synge on the side of Hartsop Dodd would make a reasonable objective from Beetham Cottage. We hadn't anticipated the cold wind before climbing into it just below the summit of Hartsop Dodd. The threatening clouds remained high and the rain stayed away long enough for us to reach Raven Crag, descend directly to the valley and walk back to Beetham Cottage.

Hartsop Dodd
Thresthwaite Mouth
Ullswater from Raven Crag

Troutbeck Parish Boundary - 05 August

Another in the occasional series of Westmorland Parish Boundary walks which starts and finishes at Troutbeck Church which is blessed with, just enough, nearby car parking. 

Over Wansfell Pike and down towards Stockghyll to reach the Kirkstone Road for the path to Red Screes. After threaten for while the drizzle became much closer to proper rain requiring waterproof jackets for the climb up Red Screes. This was the last of the rain.

From Red Screes to Kirkstone Pass, St Raven's Edge, Stoney Cove Pike and Thornthwaite Beacon before heading for the Garburn Road by way of Froswick, Ill Bell and Yoke. Just below Yoke lies Rainsborrow Crag, a Synge on our "To Do" list, and well worth the diversion. Warm sunshine accompanied our final descent to Troutbeck Church.

Northwest over Rydal Water
North over Brotherswater
Bella on Red Screes
Towards Thornthwaite Beacon
Rainsborrow Crag and Harter Fell in the distance
Garburn Road and Troutbeck