Caudale Moor & Hartsop Dodd from the Kirkstone Pass Inn
Wednesday 18 September 2013
Kirkstone Pass Inn - St Raven's Edge - John Bell's Banner - Stony Cove Pike - Hartsop Dodd - Stony Cove Pike - John Bell's Banner - St Raven's Edge - Kirkstone Pass Inn
Opposite the Kirkstone Pass Inn (Free) - Grid Ref NY401081
Good mountain paths with some boggy areas. Minor scrambling initially.
Cold and drizzly with good visibility. Winds fresh but blustery on the summits.
OL5 - The English Lakes - North Eastern Area
OL7 - The English Lakes - South Eastern Area
This walk starts from the top of the Kirkstone Pass at the Kirkstone Inn. The pub is located at the top of the winding road from Ambleside called 'The Struggle', so called because of its 20% gradient. The setting for the start could not be more beautiful - Windermere to the south and Brothers Water to the north - add to this the slopes of Red Screes to the west and to the east the slopes of one of todays fells - Caudale Moor.
Leaving the Inn, the route makes its way up steeply to the subsidiary summit of St Raven's Edge where the path flattens out at Pike How. From here there is a steady rise to the Atkinson Monument and then to another subsidiary summit known as John Bell's Banner. It is a short walk to the recognised true summit of Stony Cove Pike.
We then made our way down steeply following the wall all the way to Hartsop Dodd whose summit gave us great views over to the Helvellyn range, High Street and down to Ullswater. We returned to Stony Cove Pike and after this ascent there is an easy walk in until the steep descent off St Raven's Edge.
Only one thing for it after a nice long walk - lunch at the Kirkstone Pass Inn!
The Kirkstone Pass Inn and the ridge to Red Screes from Raven Crag
Red Screes with the Kirkstone Pass below
L-R, Place Fell, Caudale Moor and Thornthwaite Crag. The route to the summit of Caudale Moor follows the wall.
Red Screes from the summit of St Raven's Edge
Froswick and Ill Bell
The Atkinson Monument
Thornthwaite Crag, Froswick and Ill Bell from Stony Cove Pike, the summit of Caudale Moor
Thornthwaite Crag with the Beacon clearly visible
L-R - Dove Crag, Hart Crag & Fairfield
Red Screes & Middle Dodd
Angie on the summit of Hartsop Dodd
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