Angle Tarn

Monday 27 June 2016. I was joined today by the full crew, Amanda, Jacqui, John, Josephine and Karen for a walk from Hartsop to Angle tarn. Some of us added three extra Wainwrights extending the walk to 8.7 miles with a total ascent of 2,733ft. Others opted out of the diversions making it a slightly easier walk of about 6¼ miles with 1,900ft of ascent.

We had an interesting drive to Hartsop with me missing two turnings and encountering a herd of cows and calves being driven down the road towards us. There was a steady climb of about 700ft out of Hartsop to the outflow of Hayeswater where we stopped for coffee. Another 600ft of climbing brought us to the Coast to Coast path in the shadow of The Knott where we dumped our bags with Amanda and Josephine for the out and back climb of our first Wainwright. This was about one mile with a 300ft climb up to Rest Dodd from where we had great views out to the North.

Our second Wainwright, Brock Crags, was more accessible with an out and back walk of about half a mile. The final Wainwright was the twin peaks of Angle Tarn Pikes. These are separated by a small valley and involved a climb of about 200ft.

With the Wainwrights out of the way, we reformed our party as we headed towards Boredale Hause to make the descent into the Patterdale valley for the walk back to Hartsop. It turned out to be a very sunny day for a most enjoyable walk.

Angle Tarn – walk route_2

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