Angletarn Pikes

Angletarn Pikes

Far Eastern Lake District

Route: Angletarn Pikes

Area: Far Eastern Lake District

Date of walk: 29th March 2016

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 7.0 miles

Ascent: 1,900 feet

Weather: the lot – hail, sleet, snow, mist, high winds and bright sunny spells

As we set off from the pretty and unspolit village of Hartsop, following a path beside Hayeswater Gill, the weather looked to be set fair and we hoped for some good views. That changed rapidly when we reached the hause just above Hayeswater – a storm came in from nowhere, bringing with it gale force winds, a shower of hail and then heavy snow, and at times almost white out conditions. Fortunately we’d packed winter gear and were equipped, though we hadn’t anticipated snow in summer

The conditions made the walk along Satura Crag arduous at times and sadly the views were obscured most of the time

After visiting Angletarn Pikes, for the sole reason that it was there and it would have been disrespectful to pass by without visiting, we walked down to Boredale Hause to start the return leg along Patterdale Valley. This signalled an improvement in the weather, with some lovely sunny intervals and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and valleys

Despite the improvement in the weather it continued to drizzle much of the time, and keeping the camera dry and the lens clear was a constant challenge throughout the walk, as will be seen from the photos that follow…

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