Angle Tarn, Rest Dodd and Brock Crags from Patterdale.

Start. Patterdale.

Route. Patterdale - Boredale Hause - Dubhow Beck - Angle Tarn - Satura Crag - Rest Dodd - Well Gill Moss - Satura Crag - Brock Crags - Cat Crag - Angletarn Beck - Dubhow Beck - Boredale Hause - Patterdale.

Notes. I was forced to make an early start today, expected home by noon I spent the morning clock watching, it was a case of walk out for a couple of hours before turning back, not perfect but at least it got me into the hills, which is where I like to be. Of coarse walking back the same way dose have one big advantage, I get to see all the views I couldn't be bothered to turn around to look at on the walk in.

My day started in Patterdale following a tarmac lane crossing Goldrill Beck to reach the obvious twin paths that ascend to Boredale Hause. A multitude of paths meet at this junction high above Patterdale, my route forded Stonebarrow Gill heading south followed by the head of Dubhow Beck before Angle Tarn came into view. Striding out along the main path I soon passed the tarn before wandering onto Satura Crag, from this short rocky ridge a green path ascended the steep slopes of Rest Dodd, this I followed until I crested the summit. Time was passing fast, I had to plan my return, I checked my watch before descending to the boggy saddle between Rest Dodd and The Knott, here I turned west, crossing boggy ground as I descended to the main path, joining it a mile further south than I'd previously left it.

One more visit to make, one more familiar friend to meet, the summit cairn on Brock Crags. I followed the main path back, crossing Sutura Crag to reach a wall corner I'd passed earlier, here my route swung west ascending over the peat hags and deep puddles that guards the summit of Brock Crags. Time had run out I must head back, saying farewell to Brock Crags I followed a narrow path north passing Cat Crag before fording Angletarn Beck followed by a short sharp pull onto the path I'd walked in on earlier, a quick look back over my shoulder before I turned to re-trace my steps to Patterdale.

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The scene over Patterdale, Sheffield Pike seen from the bridge over Goldrill Beck.

Patterdale village dominated by the White Lion Inn.

A hazy view to the head of Patterdale.

Ascending to Boredale Hause, looking back to the head of Ullswater.

Across Patterdale, Arnison Crag backed by Birks with cloud hiding the summit of St Sunday Crag.

Between the steep slopes of Red Screes and Coudale Moor, one of Lakeland's famous passes Kirkstone.

Stunning views to Brothers Water.

Looking to the ragged heights of St Sunday Crag softened by a crown of cloud.

I'm now on a path I would prefer to keep secret, but from my first ramblings along it when it was just a sheep track a deep rut has now been cut, it's the right hand path as you reach the head of Dubhow Beck, it cuts across the steep slopes of Dubhow Brow. The views from this narrow trod are breathtaking, here we have views up Deepdale as far as Fairfield with Hartsop above How to the left and St Sunday Crag the right.

Dwarfed by the landscape, Brothers Water in the shadow of Red Screes, High Hartsop Dodd and the wooded slopes of Hartsop above How.

My first view of Angle Tarn.

Angle Tarn backed by Cat Crag and a wonderful view to the west.

Wreathed in cloud High Street seen from Satura Crag.

Let the dark ridge of High Street carry the eye to the whale-backed summit of Gray Crag.

Climbing the final few feet to the summit of Rest Dodd, aching legs tell me to stop, so I obliged and took this picture, Brock Crags over Satura Crag with Fairfield and St Sunday Crag dominating the skyline.

The appropriately named summit of Rest Dodd, I bet few walkers cross this summit without stopping.

The Knott seen from Rest Dodd with the dark mass of High Street behind.

A wisp of cloud dances across the summit of Rampsgill Head.

Healed in the palm of the mountains stoney hand, Hayeswater.

Gray Crag and High Street as seen from the summit Brock Crags.

Descending a narrow grassy path from Brock Crags with views over Angle Tarn for company.

If this shot looks familiar I took the same picture on the walk in, St Sunday Crag now free of cloud with Fairfield to the left.

Seen over Birks clearly visible the Striding Edge ascent of Helvellyn.

Views across the slopes of Dubhow Brow with Red Screes and Brothers Water taking centre stage.

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