Hartsop Dodd and Caudale Moor

Name of walk Hartsop Dodd and Caudale Moor
Date of walk 2008-04-22
Distance walked (miles) 6
Duration of walk 4 hours 30 minutes
Weather Hazy
Peaks on walk Hartsop Dodd and Caudale Moor (Stony Cove Pike)
Walked with On own
Parking Hartsop car park.

On Tuesday I went back to Hartsop to do the final two fells accessible from here. Ged was in Tenerife climbing 12,000ft volcanoes, and Janet was horse riding, so it would be a solitary walk. I did Hartsop Dodd (2028ft) and Caudale Moor (2502ft).

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The day started very hazy but warm as I headed for Hartsop Dodd seen above. I went straight up to the ridge via the wall, it was quite steep!

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View towards Glenridding.

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Brock Crags

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From the climb up Harsop Dodd. A hazy Ullswater in the distance. Place Fell on the right. Brothers Water on the left.

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Looking across to a previous walk at High Hartsop Dodd, Dove Crag and Hart Crag, Fairfield and Hartsop Above How near right.

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Caudale Head and the quarry workings.

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Looking across to the Helvellyn range.

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View back to Hartsop Dodd.

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Caudale Moor is a little bleak on top with very little to photograph, I visited several cairns including The Mark Atkinson Memorial. To the right is the Kirkstone Pass. Windermere in the distance. The Kirkstone Inn can just be made out, on the right is Red Screes.

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The Memorial now includes his son William too

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Frostwick, Yoke and Ill Bell.

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Route to Threshthwaite Mouth. Thornthwaite Beacon seen on the right.

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Looking down to Troutbeck Tongue.

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The steep route down to the col where I join the valley path. There are two people just on their way up the other side that give some perspective.

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The view down the valley of Threshthwaite Glen. I sat on this spot to have lunch before making my way down.

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Looking back to the lunch spot.

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View back from further down the valley and Pasture Beck. I had the valley totally to myself.

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Old mine buildings.

The walk was just under six miles, and took about four and a half hours. I then went for an amble around Ambleside, and treated myself to a coffee and an ice cream. It was really warm, just like summer!
Jo.
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