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karl h

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TR - 12th July A round above Dovedale
« on: 23:02:02, 13/07/20 »
A ride over Kirkstone pass for Rob and I this week to walk the hills above the lovely Dovedale valley.
A warm sunny morning as we walked northwards from the car park at Cow Bridge on the concessionary footpath through Low Wood that keeps you off the busy road.
Looking across the valley to Angle Tarn Pikes.
On leaving Low Wood you start on the roller coaster climb along Hartsop-Above -How. Place Fell is seen across the valley with Arnison Crag above the houses at Lane Head.
The pointy Gavel Pike is clear but Fairfield is hidden in the cloud.
The view over the wall to the Kirkstone pass road with Caudale Moor above.
The great bulk of Place Fell to the right with Great Mell Fell in the distance. A cooling breeze started blowing now which was very welcome.
The upper reaches of Dovedale with Dove Crag above to the right. The interesting looking ridge of  Stand Crags is on my to-do list.
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Our route ahead is clear, Hart Crag is the high point in the centre of the photo. The huge cliffs of Scrubby Crag and Greenhow End on Fairfield are to the right
A look back along Hartsop-above How with the green fields of lower Dovedale below..
The Priest's Hole cave ( and the exposed path to it ) in the face of Dove Crag.
The day was clouding over slightly but Helvellyn and Striding Edge are still in the sun.
On to Hart Crag now looking down to both Windermere (L) and Coniston Water.
Zooming in over Lingmoor Fell to the Coniston fells.
The air was quite cool on the tops so the view across to the Scafell group was excellent.
A wider view from Dove Crag with Great Gable in the centre then Pillar to the right with the High Stile fells further right. Great Rigg is the fell in the foreground.
Starting on the descent down to Bakestones Moss. Brotherswater below and the top of Stand Crags to the left.
Scandale Tarn with Scandale below.
Red Screes from Little Hart Crag.
Dove Crag from the other side.
Looking back to Little Hart Crag from High Hartsop Dodd.
Rob on the very steep descent to the valley.
High Hartsop Dodd from the bottom.
Brotherswater. Although the skies were now cloudy it was very warm at valley level.
Our route was -
Cow Bridge - Low Wood - Hartsop-Above-How - Hart Crag - Dove Crag - Bakestones Moss - Little Hart Crag - High Hartsop Dodd ( about 7.5 miles 2500 ft ascent )
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Re: TR - 12th July A round above Dovedale
« Reply #1 on: 18:13:11, 14/07/20 »
Lovely pics from a lovely area  O0

We did Stand Crags a year or 2 ago, it is an interesting ascent  :)
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« Reply #2 on: 18:53:40, 14/07/20 »
Lovely pics from a lovely area  O0
What she said  O0
So many great shots, Striding Edge may be a favourite.

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« Reply #3 on: 20:29:16, 14/07/20 »
Some great photos from a grand outing on the hills.  O0
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karl h

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« Reply #4 on: 20:54:16, 14/07/20 »
Thanks everyone O0


We did Stand Crags a year or 2 ago, it is an interesting ascent  :)
Yes I remember, it does look good
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« Reply #5 on: 07:43:24, 15/07/20 »
One of my favourite places to walk and, from your photos, it's looking lovely.

I've been watching the car park statuses on the LDNP website and Cow Bridge always seems to be busy, so I haven't been planning anything around there. How did you find it?

karl h

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« Reply #6 on: 07:52:12, 15/07/20 »
One of my favourite places to walk and, from your photos, it's looking lovely.
Everywhere was very green  O0

I've been watching the car park statuses on the LDNP website and Cow Bridge always seems to be busy, so I haven't been planning anything around there. How did you find it?
We arrived around 8.45 which is about an hour earlier than I normally would and it's a good job we did because the main car park was already full and we got one of the last spots on the little lane over the river. When we returned the car park was still packed and  there was even a long line of cars on the main road which literally meant it was single file traffic.
The weird thing is the fells seemed to have only the same amount of walkers as normal so I don't know where everyone else is going ???
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« Reply #7 on: 08:11:15, 15/07/20 »
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The weird thing is the fells seemed to have only the same amount of walkers as normal so I don't know where everyone else is going


All swimming in Brother's Water?  ;D

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« Reply #8 on: 20:51:30, 15/07/20 »
Fantastic photos, really like the zoom in on the Coniston fells O0

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« Reply #9 on: 23:49:49, 15/07/20 »
Fab set of pics Karl.  I did toy with the idea of going for a nosey at the Priest's Hole cave some day but after seeing your pic of the "airy" route to it, I don't think I'll bother  ;D


Please stop teasing me with clag-free views of Red Screes  :(

karl h

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« Reply #10 on: 21:32:25, 16/07/20 »



Thank you Henry O0



Please stop teasing me with clag-free views of Red Screes  :(


Thanks Mel O0
I did think of our epic expedition when i was taking that pic  :)
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« Reply #11 on: 21:44:18, 16/07/20 »
SHOWOFF!  O0 O0 O0
Well-meaning old fart.