High Hartsop Dodd, Little Hart Crag, Red Screes & Middle Dodd
3D outline of route
Arrived at Cow Bridge Car Park at about 10am on a Sunday morning.
Hartsop Dodd on the other side of Brothers Water with Gray Crag in the distance.
A nice gentle start as we head towards today's fells.
Brock Crags behind the hamlet of Hartsop
Heading towards our first ascent of the day - the fell in the foreground, High Hartsop Dodd.
As we stop for a breather and look back towards Brothers Water. The twin peaks of Angletarn Pikes can be seen in the distance.
Dovedale to our right as we climb up the steep slopes of the shapely pyramid that is High Hartsop Dodd.
As graceful as ever - but that stile will certainly be feeling the strain.
With views like these, I make no apologies for including an occasional extra one.
High Hartsop Dodd summit with a rainbow over Dovedale.
The Dream Team sporting excellent Walking Diary merchandise. Not a drop of sweat on either, as I struggled to keep up.
The bulk of a mountain that is Red Screes.
Robert contemplating what life will be like after completing his set of Wainwrights.
Little Hart Crag summit.
Heading down to Scandale Pass and time for lunch.
After a bite to eat at Scandale Pass, it was time to press on and head up to Red Screes.
As we climb up Red Screes alongside the dry stone wall, Little Hart Crag can be seen behind us.
After a steady ascent, the path levelled and directed us to the summit.
Reaching the summit area of Red Screes.
After a few minutes enjoying the views of the surrounding areas, we start to head northwards and 'down' to Middle Dodd (seen here bathed in sunshine).
Looking back along the path we took during our descent of Red Screes.
Middle Dodd summit.
A steep and often grassy descent down the nose of Middle Dodd in the direction of Brothers Water.
After the best part of an hour going downwards, we reach level ground and the bridge over Caiston Beck.
The walk ended in pleasant sunshine as we walk past Dovedale again and head for the car - Not before spotting Fieldfare and Tree-creepers mind.