I managed to park (sensibly and without inconveniencing others) at Bridge End. So just a 2 mileish walk each way to the bottom of Pasture Beck. Some pics of the day follow....
|Grey Crag and Hayeswater Gill from part way up the brutish Northwest ridge of Hartsop Dodd|
|Further up the ridge, and a superb view today of the snowcapped Helvellyn range.|
|This is the summit cairn of Hartsop Dodd, not the highest point to my eyes (this is becoming a habit!) Cloud drifting in over Hart and Dove Crags|
|This was the high point IMHO of course. Thornthwaite Crag in the distance, 2 climbs and a descent before I get there.|
|It's an easy stretch from Hartsop Dodd to Caudale Moor. There were quite a few folk about here, and on the descent to Thresthwaite Cove.|
|The cloud was spilling in from the West as I started the descent.|
A distant Windermere is glinting in the sun.
|It's always a drag from Thresthwaite Cove up to Thornthwaite Crag and today was no different.|
I was glad to see the impressive tower. No view from the top though, it was just catching the cloud.
|I soon dropped out of the cloud as I ran down the ridge towards Grey Crag.|
|This was on the high point, the top of Grey Crag. Knott, Rampsgill Head, High Raise and Kidsty Pike across Hayeswater (unseen from here)|
|A run down from Grey Crag and I was soon beside Hayeswater Gill. The weather had bucked up a bit and provided a great view up Pasture Beck to Thresthwaite Cove.|
All I had to do from here was trot back to the car...my Strava track and stats can be found here should anyone wish to see my route.