Brock Crags

Brock Crags

Far Eastern Lake District

Route: Brock Crags, The Nab and Rest Dodd

Area: Far Eastern Lake District

Date of walk: 9th July 2014

Walkers: Andrew and James

Distance: 7.2 miles

Weather: perfect

Today’s walk made it a hat trick of wonderful walks, and inspired by yesterday’s walk in this area we returned to the far east of the district, this time starting our walk from the remote village of Hartsop. We started off along a wide track leading out of the village but soon turned off to follow a grassy path up the slopes of Brock Crags. It was a beautiful day and the views from the top of the fell were superb

We approached The Nab via a pathless route which followed the contours of the OS map and proved to be a good way to the top (thanks partially to the recent dry spell of weather – I wouldn’t like to come this way after a period of rain)

On the way to The Nab and for the second day running we spotted some red deer. Having reached the top of the fell we turned our attentions towards Rest Dodd and walked through peat hags which would be horrendous after rain but which were thankfully dry today. There was much huffing and puffing up the final steep slope of Rest Dodd but we eventually made it to the top and admired the fantastic views

We then descended to Hayeswater and and walked back along the easy track into Hartsop

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