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Hartsop, Hartsop Dodd, Stony Cove Pike & Kirkstone Pass
Introduction to Walk 3309

Photo from the walk - Hartsop, Hartsop Dodd, Stony Cove Pike & Kirkstone Pass

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Far Eastern Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km

Ascent - 2400 feet / 727 metres

Time - 6 hours 40 minutes

Grade - moderate

This Lake District hike includes two Wainwrights and a famous Lakeland Pass so is never short of interest. The first part of the walk involves a steep ascent but this is not as bad as it looks. Once the summit of Hartsop Dodd is reached the going is relatively easy and straightforward. The second Wainwright of Stony Cove Pike is soon reached followed by the descent to Kirkstone Pass and Brothers Water. Wainwrights included in this walk are - Hartsop Dodd. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.

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