Walk                           :  Caudale Moor (2,502ft), Hartsop Dodd (2,018ft)  from the Kirkstone Pass Inn

Date                           :  25th May 2014

Weather                    :  Overcast but dry around 17°C


Distance                   : 7.5 miles round trip

Time Taken              : 1 hour 50 mins to summit 


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Terrain Overview






The May Day Bank holiday was forecast to be the one good day in a rather rainy weekend. We were staying on our boat at Newby Bridge and decided to make

the short journey to the top of the “Struggle” and the car park opposite the Kirkstone Pass Inn. A challenging walk with an initial 400 feet scramble to get on to

St Ravens Edge



The walk start at the car park opposite the Kirkstone Pass Inn



At the side of the Inn a small path gives access to the start of the climb



The initial steep pull up to St Ravens Edge follows a gulley that was made very slippery due to the previous rain



Ste waits on top of Hart Crag for us to catch up



Looking across the A592 towards the towering Red Screes that flanks the other side of the Kirkstone Pass



Looking over to the Helvellyn range as we level out a little after passing Hart Crag



Looking back towards Windermere from the level track



Having over come the steep scramble its just a case of following the line of the wall up towards the cairn at the top of the hill. This isn’t the summit – but a monument



Looking north to Place Fell and Ullswater



Looking south back towards Windermere and Wansfell



Looking East across the TRoutbeck valley to the distinctive summit of Ill Bell



We carry on following the wall towards the summit



After a long continual drag following the wall – the track levels off – its at this point I take a small detour to the Atkinson Monument



The Atkinson monument



The two inscriptions are for Mark Atkinson and his son William who owned and ran the Kirkstone Inn for many a year



Shortly after the detour we approach the summit of Caudale Moor



After a short stop at the summit we head West to follow the line of the wall that leads directly to the next summit – Hartsop Dodd



Sue prepares for the next phase of the hike. In the background a glimpse of the Wasdale range of Fells in particular the Scafells and stuck out on its own – Great Gable



Ste sets off for Hartsop Dodd. Its literally just a case of following the line of the wall



Looking across to Middle Dodd with the steep slope of Red Screes in the foreground



The distinctive form of Helvellyn



The wooden stake represents the actual summit of Hartsop Dodd



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