Walk                           :  Angletarn Pikes  (1,857ft) from Bridgend

Date                           :  21st June 2014

Weather                    :  Hot and sunny around 27°C

 

Distance                   : 5 miles round trip

Time Taken              : 1 hour 20 mins to summit 

 

Which part of Lakeland is this walk situated

 

Terrain Overview

 

 

Overview

 

A lovely walk along good paths with a beautiful summit and tarn. A must do short walk in the Patterdale area

 

 

 

Along the A592 towards Patterdale a path between a row of cottages aqt Deepdale Bridge marks the start of this walk

 

 

Follow the path for a short distance to arrive at a gate that gives open access across a field that heads towards Goldrill Beck. Basically we are aiming

for the path that slopes gently up the side of Dubhow Crag

 

 

Hartsop Dodd and Caudale Moor from the path

 

 

The path continues over a bridge to cross Goldrill Beck

 

 

 

Over the bridge and the path doubles back on itself initially to reach the foot of the long sloping climb up to Boredale Hause

 

 

On the path proper now as it climbs gradually

 

 

The south shore of Ullswater from the path

 

 

Looking over to Helvellyn and the sharp peak of Catstye Cam. The path leading up to The Hole in the Wall can be clearly seen

 

 

Eventually we reach Boredale Hause which is a convergence point for a number of paths that lead to some of the Far Eastern Fells

 

 

We stop briefly and chat to the owners of “Nell” who is quite frankly buggered and does not wish to go any further

 

 

After a short break we head up the path that continues on to the Pikes whilst Nells’ owners debate how much further to continue

 

 

The path is clearly defined and passes through a short ravine between Rake Crag and Stony Rigg

 

 

Looking back in the opposite direction towards Place Fell

 

 

The cairn markers lead the way towards Angle Tarn

 

 

High Hartsop Dodd and Middle Dodd behind Brothers Water

 

 

Just slightly further along the path and for the first time you can actually see the twin summits of Angletarn Pikes. There is no discernable path per se – its just a matter

of gaining more height towards the ridgeline

 

 

The summit cairn of the South Tower with Angle Tarn below – absolutely stunning

 

 

Lunchtime !!!

 

 

 

Surveying the scenery, its just awesome up here and  not somewhere you want to leave in a hurry

 

 

The full extent of Angle Tarn

 

 

Down at the Tarn with someone cooling off in the best possible fashion

 

 

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