Four Fells and Red Deer on The Nab, from Hartsop

Name of walk Four Fells and Red Deer on The Nab, from Hartsop
Date of walk 2008-04-16
Distance walked (miles) 10
Duration of walk 8 hours 30 minutes
Weather overcast
Peaks on walk Rest Dodd, The Nab, Brock Crags, Angletarn Pikes
Walked with Ged and blind Kas
Parking Hartsop car park.

Today Ged and I went back to Hartsop and did four more summits. Rest Dodd (2283ft), The Nab (1887ft), Brock Crags (1842ft) and Angletarn Pikes (1857ft). A walk of about 10 miles.

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The photo below is taken from the Filter Station looking down to Hartsop. The green path on the right is the site of the old aquaduct..

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Footbridge leading to the Hayeswater path

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One of the waterfalls on the way up.

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When we set off the sun was out, but for the rest of the day we had solid black cloud overhead which unfortunately makes for dull, dark photos.

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On the way up Rest Dodd and looking back down the wall to The Knott.

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Looking across to Angle Tarn and Angle Tarn Pikes behind. The Helvellyn range still has snow. It was cold and windy on the summit.

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The Nab and its peat hags (bogs!). We had to do a lot of jumping and detours in order not to end up in one. The Nab is a Red Deer Conservation Area, and you are restricted to using the path on the right and returning the same way.

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Red Deer heading over to Ramps Gill.

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The Nab summit looking down Martindale. Hallin Fell, where I went with Tom on Monday, is at the end. Beda fell on the left. Steel Knotts in front of Hallin Fell on the right. The far right is Bonscale Pike, Loadpot Hill and Wether Hill. The skies were getting darker!

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Looking back to Rest Dodd. We retraced our steps back to the wall in the photo, climbed over and then made our way along the wall up to Satura Crags on the right.

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Red Deer group on The Nab.

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A couple of close up photos taken from behind the wall, cropped and zoomed-in on in editing....a little fuzzy...looks like two antlerless stags rutting on the right.

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They have seen us!

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After watching the deer we headed off towards Brock Crags seen in the distance below.

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View of the seven summit circular walk of last week.

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Brock Crag summit ahead, the cairn can just be seen.

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Looking down Bannerdale. The Nab on the right.

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Taken from near the summit of Brock Crags looking over Angle Tarn to Angle Tarn Pikes. Place Fell behind.

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Time for a short rest!

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Looking over towards the Helvellyn range

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South summit of Angletarn Pikes.

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Looking back to Rest Dodd on the left.

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Brothers Water from the North summit.

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Ullswater and Glenridding from the north summit of Angletarn Pikes. Place Fell on the right.

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Making our way to Boredale Hause and route back to Hartsop, no time today for Place Fell.

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Looking over Patterdale.

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Brothers Water and our route back to Hartsop.

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A Fell Pony.

The 10 miles took us nearly eight and a half hours. A good day, but needed to be brighter for photos. I`ll have to do the walk again in the summer.
Jo.
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