Hartsop Dodd

Hartsop Dodd, viewed from St Sunday Crag – picture taken on walk 23.

Height: 2028 feet above sea level.

Volume: Book 2 (The Far Eastern Fells)

Hartsop Dodd viewed from Gray Crag

Hartsop Dodd viewed from Gray Crag: Helvellyn and Catstycam behind. Picture taken on walk 14.

Date climbed: 15th September 2012 (walk 66)

Bagged as number:  204 of 214. Ten to go. [ << Selside Pike (203)  (205) Caudale Moor >> ]

Route of ascent and descent:  Ascended up the ridge from Hartsop. Left along the ridge to Caudale Moor.

What Mr Wainwright says(from page 2 of his chapter): “For a few miles along the road from Patterdale to Kirkstone, Hartsop Dodd has the form of a steepsided conical hill, rising like a giant tumulus from the floor of the valley.… After the fashion of many subsidiary fells in this area, the imposing front is a sham, for the Dodd is no more than the knuckled fist at the end of one of the several arms of Caudale Moor. It rises from pleasant places, pastures and woods and water, and quite rightly has been named from the delightful hamlet nestling unspoilt among trees at its foot.”

Hartsop Dodd summit

Hartsop Dodd summit. Caudale Moor (left) and Red Screes behind.

What I say: A subsidiary fell it may be but I liked the climb of Hartsop Dodd – it was steep, but not difficult, and the views were magnificent. The walk along the rim of Threshthwaite was interesting too. All in all a satisfying climb, but I would make sure to save it for a fine day.

[ << Hartsop above How    Haycock >> ]


One Response to “Hartsop Dodd”

  1. […] to get in walk 66 which took me from Hartsop to Ambleside, above the Kirkstone Pass road, bagging Hartsop Dodd and Caudale Moor. These were the last two fells in Wainwright’s volume […]

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