|A lovely green
meadow to start us off! This was in the hamlet of Bridgend,
between Patterdale village and Brotherswater. And that is the
long - but not high - fell of Hartsop above How in the distance.
|As you climb, the
valley of Patterdale comes into view, with Place Fell dominating.
you can see, to the left, the village of Hartsop, with its main path
winding up towards Hayeswater and High Street. Hartsop Dodd,
which we had climbed for starters on the previous walk, is the fell on
here is the Kirkstone Pass, with Middle Dodd and High Hartsop Dodd on
we are on the main ridge, you can see Deepdale, the valley between us
and the St Sunday Crag ridge on the left. Place Fell in the
is the other side, Dovedale, where it joins up with Patterdale.
much of a cairn, but the dogs knew what they had to do...
In the distance is Dove Crag, which we are aiming for next week as part of the Fairfield Round.
are getting close to Fairfield itself, at the head of Deepdale.
St Sunday Crag is coming along on the right.
Crag - not today, thank you!
climb up to Hart Crag from Hartsop above How. We turned off right
at this point, which was a mistake - the descent was somewhat steep,
but at least it was mostly grass.
|As you can see from this picture, which shows you almost all of Deepdale...|
is where we came down. It made me thankful I was wearing boots
rather than walking shoes, which have no ankle support and no sole
up at Fairfield Greenhow End, from down in the valley.
a contrast, here is St Sunday Crag from Deepdale. I love finding
fells which show such great changes of character depending on which
face you are looking at: from the other side, Grisedale, this fell is
massive, dominating and shapely...
through Deepdale you get a good view of the "twin towers" of the
this is a reminder of an earlier walk: Arnison Crag, the first fell on
the walk round Grisedale. This little fell looks far more
interesting from here...
meadows again, and that's where we went!