Hartsop Dodd

Hartsop Dodd

Far Eastern Lake District

Route: Hartsop Dodd and Caudale Moor

Area: Far Eastern Lake District

Date of walk: 31st July 2014

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 6.8 miles

Weather: Bright at start and finish, overcast with light drizzle on tops

The mountain weather forecast was rather gloomy but suggested that the eastern fells would be the best bet, so I headed east for the second day in succession and parked at Cow Bridge, a good springboard for many of the fells in this area

I walked through the attractive and very well preserved village of Hartsop and started the stiff climb up the flanks of Hartsop Dodd. There were lovely retrospective views of Brothers Water and Ullswater as I stopped for much needed rests from time to time

The way to Caudale Moor was a simple affair, I just followed the dry stone wall gently uphill taking a short diversion to visit the highest point known as Stony Cove Pike. After walking above Caudale Head, I descended the north west ridge, with wonderful views of Patterdale ahead of me all the way

Having made it back down, I crossed over the valley and completed the circuit by walking along the shore of Brothers Water – a great end to a great walk

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