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 

 

Which part of Lakeland is this walk situated

 

Terrain Overview

 

 

 

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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