Kidsty Pike

Name of walk Kidsty Pike
Date of walk 2019-09-13

My first hill walk for nearly a month, and my first with Ged since July. The recent weather has been very wet and windy. We decide to drive to Hartsop and walk up to The Knott, and on to Kidsty Pike and Rampsgill Head. A walk of six and a quarter miles.

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A thermal inversion over Lake Windermere from the Kirkstone Pass.

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We parked at Hartsop and were ready to walk by 9.10am. The view to Grey Crag from the car park.

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View into Pasture Bottom. Grey Crag on the left, Hartsop Dodd on the right.

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Our route up is ahead. Sometimes we take the route up by the Filter House, but decided on this route today.

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We cross the bridge. There is a lot of water in Hayeswater Gill today.

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View back.

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The barn with a living roof.

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View back down to Hartsop.

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Looking across to the Filter House on the side of Brock Crags.

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The route ahead. The rounded mountain is The Knott, our first point of call.

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Lots of waterfalls.

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View back.

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Ged crossing the bridge.

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Hayeswater outflow.

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Hart Crag, Fairfield, St. Sunday Crag and Helvellyn with Brothers Water just below Hartsop Above How.

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We head up the grass looking over to Hayeswater.

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We leave the main path to head up to The Knott. Looking back to Rest Dodd and The Nab.

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The Knott summit. Ullswater, Loadpot Hill and Wether Hill on the right.

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Looking down on Hayeswater and the glacial moraines, and across to Thornthwaite Crag.

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View across Brock Crags to Helvellyn and Catstycam etc.

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Fairfield and St. Sunday Crag.

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Ullswater.

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We head down to join the path to High St., turning left at the cairn.

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Panorama of the view to Haweswater from the Straits of Riggindale. Kidsty pike on the left, the Riggindale ridge on the right. Branstree and Harter Fell back right. Left click to enlarge, click again to return.

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People on Kidsty Pike.

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Kidsty Pike is the highest point on the Coast to Coast route at 2,560ft. We chat to a lady from the Netherlands who is doing the walk. On the way back we meet some Americans and Australians also doing the Coast to Coast.

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Summit photo. The sun has now disappeared and the wind has got up, so we don't hang around.

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Looking at where the Riggindale ridge joins High St.

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We head to Rampsgill Head.

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View from Rampsgill Head down towards Martindale. The Nab on the left. High Raise is just to our right out of shot.

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Looking down on deer.

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It is now cold and windy so we head back towards The Knott and the main path.

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Travelling in style! Her name was Jessie, not 'chipped and neutered' as her tag said.

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We pass Hayeswater again.

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Heading for the bridge.

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Now we are going down, the sun comes out again!

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We pass the barn with the green roof again.

The walk took us four hours and fifty minutes. An easy walk with no difficulties.

Jo.

 

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