5th February 2012

Angletarn Pikes, Brock Crags and Hartsop


Walk Overview
Time 09.30 to 14.30
Duration 5 hr
Distance 7.2 mile
Ascent 1900 ft
Walking with Andrew Leaney and Jennifer
Patterdale - Boredale Hause - Angletarn Pikes - Angle Tarn - Brock Crags - Hartsop - Patterdale
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, opposite Patterdale Hotel

I think I'm correct in saying that the hotel actually owns the car park, so needless to say there is a charge. Thankfully this is a daily charge and if I'm honest it is well worth the cost when you consider the fantastic selection of walk that can be undertaken from this spot.

It does tend to fill up rather quickly though, and not only during the summer months.


Route Map

As we left Patterdale one of our group decided he had seen the photo opportunity first and if I must take a picture he'd be in it acting daft.

Not a ripple on Goldrill Beck, not on this bit of it anyway.

Snowy Patterdale with Birkhouse Moor, Sheffield Pike and Glenridding Dodd behind.

Jennifer walking in Boredale Hause with Boredale and Hallin Fell in the distance. That's Place Fell up on the left and Beda Fell on the right of the picture.

A close up of Arnison Crag, Birks and St Sunday Crag.

A view over Boredale Hause to Place Fell.

Angle Tarn's northern top seen here looking distinctively alpine.

It might be hard work walking through snow but it's certainly the best type of fell walking there is. Jennifer not wearing a hat or gloves shows it wasn't as cold as it looks.

Red Screes, Middle Dodd, High Hartsop Dodd, Little Hart Crag, Dove Crag, Hartsop Above How and Hart Crag.

Andrew and Jennifer making their way up the the rocky bit below Angletarn Pike's summit.

The view across Angle Tarn to Brock Crags, Rampsgill Head, The Knott, High Street, Gray Crag and Thornthwaite Crag.

Down by Angle Tarn.

A close up of the snow and ice patterns on Angle Tarn.

and not so close up.

Looking down to Bannerdale.

Brock Crags summit. Despite the snow on the ground it was warm enough to sit up here to have something to eat without leaving with cold hands, feet or ears.

A close up of Brothers Water.


From Brock Crags we took an off path route down the eastern side of the fell. We'd been down this way before and it usually proves to be a good place to spot some Deer.

and there they are.

These are 2 out of the 24 that Jennifer counted. Add this to the ones Andrew and I saw and there must have been well over 30 in the area. Always very nice to see.


The Knott up on the left, Gray Crag in the middle and Thornthwaite Crag on the far right in the distance.


Walking through Hartsop; a really lovely spot, but quite hard to get a picture that shows much of it off. I guess you'll have to come and see for yourself.

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Gray Crag above Hartsop.

Now for the walk to Patterdale.


David Hall -
Lake District Walks