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Angletarn Pikes from Hartsop

Lake District Walk

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Far Eastern Fells

Wainwrights - Angletarn Pikes

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km    Ascent - 1810 feet / 548 metres

Time - 5 hours 20 minutes    Grade - moderate

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Walk Route Description

Photo from the walk - Angletarn Pikes
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This is a popular Lake District circular walk offering some excellent scenery and pleasant walking. After parking in the small car park at Cow Bridge (Grid ref. NY403134) on the A592 between Patterdale and Kirkstone Pass, follow the main road back towards the village of Hartsop turning left into the lane and left again into a farm access road. This leads straightforwardly to Dubhow where a path rises across the fellside to Boredale Hause.

The Hause is a great place to rest and take in the view. Despite the relatively low altitude the panorama is extensive especially if you take a few minutes to seek out the views. Turning south a well used path heads towards the Angletarn Pikes, which always seem prominent when viewed from the valley floor. There is a choice of paths and we kept to the highest taking the time to clamber to the both the north and south summits of the Angletarn Pikes.

The extra height gained since Boredale Hause has considerably improved the view and the High Street range dominates the view south. Across the valley to the west, the high peaks of the Helvellyn Massif form an impressive line of mountains. Heading around the north and eastern shores of Angletarn, beautifully located amidst the mountains, you are treated with an excellent view down into Martindale from the lofty viewpoint of Satura Crag.

At times the path is soft although do not let this deter you as you continue towards the Knott. Reaching a cross wall (grid ref. NY433131), turn south west down the hillside to the small footbridge across the outlet from Hayeswater. This small reservoir is dramatically located in a deep u-shaped valley with High Street providing a grand backdrop. Turning north east keep to the south side of Hayeswater Gill as its tumbles prettily down to the village of Hartsop.

Roughly half way to the village cross to the northern side of the Gill and follow the improving track downhill. The village of Hartsop has some interesting cottages and some still have their spinning galleries, a feature common on many Lakeland cottages. Within minutes you are back at your car after having enjoyed some fine mountain walking without too much hard work!

Other walks nearby

Walk 3309 Hartsop, Hartsop Dodd, Stony Cove Pike & Kirkstone Passmoderate8.5 miles
Walk 1228 Thornthwaite Beacon & High Streetmoderate6.5 miles
Walk 1959 Gray Crag and Pasture Beck from Hartsopmoderate5.5 miles
Walk 2585 Hartsop Dodd, Stony Cove Pike, High St. & The Knottmod/hard10.0 miles
Walk 1230 Birks & Arnison Cragmoderate5.5 miles
Walk 1520 Helvellyn & Fairfield Horseshoe from Patterdalevery hard13.0 miles
Walk 2047 Place Fellmoderate7.5 miles
Walk 2425 Boredale Circular from Patterdalemod/hard11.5 miles
Walk 3670 Angle Tarn and Hayeswatermoderate8.3 miles
Walk 1156 Helvellyn via Striding Edgehard9.5 miles

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