Thursday, July 03, 2014

We’re Back!

After a few problems with the blog we are now back in business & have a few posts to catch up on this year.
Three weeks ago we went on our first camping trip of the year to Brothers Water (which is south of Ullswater).  It wasn’t a campsite we had stayed on before but the location was ideal as we could walk straight from the campsite both days.
The site was very quiet & Crag enjoyed chasing around after a tennis ball whilst we put the tent up & was quick to take shelter in it once it was up!
No time for sleeping we have two fells to climb in the afternoon.
Looking back towards the campsite, the building you can see is The Brotherswater Inn where we would take refreshment after the walk.
The first fell was up a steep grassy bank, where there was no official right of way but a small track led us most of the way to the summit
Looking down on Brothers Water
Zooming in on the campsite, you can see how quiet it was
We reach the summit ridge & Ullswater is visible in the distance
Looking across to Caudale Moor which was to be our second summit of the day
Our first new Wainwright of 2014 Hartsop Dodd (618m)
We then follow a wall along the ridge line to our second summit
Looking back to Hartsop Dodd
More of Ullswater comes into view
A panorama from the summit
Caudale Moor summit (763m)
We then start our descent from the summit
We spot some deer in the distance
We descend to the now disused Caudale Quarry
Brothers Water again comes into view
Back at the tent & the two fells we have climbed behind it
And the fell we plan to climb the next day
The next day we walk the length of Brothers Water to start our climb
Crag finds a very muddy pool to play in
Looking down on the campsite from the other side of the valley
The two fells we climbed yesterday
The Kirkstone pass (road) climbs it’s way out of the valley
Lots of false summits on this fell
We have never seen graffiti on the fells
And we have made it to the top of Hartsop above How (570m)
We had thought about carrying on the ridgeline to a couple more fells but our legs told us we had not done two days of fell walking for a while so we decided just to descend back down the same route.
More posts to follow in the next few weeks……..

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