Walk Report: Hartsop Above How

Date: 1st Dec 2008
Stats: 4.5 miles, 1600 feet
Weather: Very cold, overcast with sunny spells, windy on top, severe wind chill
Trig Points: 0
Wainwrights: 1: Hartsop Above How
Other Info: Free parking at Cow Bridge, no toilets
Summary: Cow Bridge, roadside path, Deepdale park, follow wall to Hartsop above How, Low Wood path to Cow Bridge


Key to symbols:
= Wainwright Summit

Today was one of those days when I told myself I should be out enjoying the snow and winter weather. We get few enough of these types of days for me to spend it in the house. So I forced myself out of bed when the alarm went off and headed for the Lakes. I’d booked a couple of days holiday either side of a weekend and had planned to do several walks, but as it turned out this was the only one I managed.

Even as I booted up in the car park at Cow Bridge I knew my heart wasn’t really in it. This area seems to be jinxed for me. I’d cut a walk short two or three weeks earlier when I walked Red Screes. Only three days earlier I’d got to the car park and taken one look at the dreadful weather and then driven home again – another one of those days when I’d not felt like walking, but pushed myself to do something.

I lost heart on this one about half way up the first hill. I pushed myself to reach Hartsop Above How though but that’s when I stopped fighting the inevitable. I turned tail and headed back to the car. The weather had been great, but I just wasn’t up for it. Some pictures follow.

Hartsop above How
The view from Cow Bridge

Hartsop above How
Hartsop from Cow Bridge

Hartsop above How
The path beside the road from Cow Bridge

Hartsop above How
Ascending Deepdale Park

Hartsop above How
Looking up Deepdale towards Fairfield

Hartsop above How
Icy, craggy path on the way up Hartsop Above How

Hartsop above How
Middle Dodd

Hartsop above How
The High Street range

Hartsop above How
Hartsop Above How with Hart Crag beyond

Hartsop above How
Dove Crag

Hartsop above How
Fairfield

Hartsop above How
Hartsop Above How

Hartsop above How
Zoomed in on Red Screes

Hartsop above How
Link Hause, between Hart Crag and Fairfield

Hartsop above How
Dovedale from the summit of Hartsop Above How

Hartsop above How
St. Sunday Crag from Hartsop Above How

Hartsop above How
Brothers Water and High Street

Hartsop above How
St. Sunday Crag

lonewalker

Fell-walker, trig-pointer, peak-bagger, Wainwright-er & Pennine Way author, with a passion for long paths, malt whisky, fast cars & Man City

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