23rd April 2016

Angletarn Pikes, Brock Crags, Rest Dodd and a loop of Hayeswater

Time 7:45am to 12:45pm
Duration 5 hr
Distance 10.7 mile
Ascent Somewhere in the region of 2700 ft
Walking with On my own
Patterdale - Rooking - Boredale Hause - Angletarn Pikes - Angle Tarn - Satura Crag - Rest Dodd - Hayeswater - Hayeswater Gill - Hartsop - Beckstones - Crookabeck - Rooking - Patterdale
Fells visited
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Starting Point Information Centre -
Car park, opposite Patterdale Hotel / outside the school

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. Those who arrive early can park for free on the pavement just up the road outside the school (not when the school is on).

Route Map


Patterdale shop, pub and houses all lit up by early the sunshine.

Early morning reflections in Goldrill Beck with Glenridding Dodd and Sheffield Pike in the background. Notice the frost on the shaded areas of the fields.

Just before reaching the top of Boredale Hause I reached the sunshine again. Here I turn round to take a picture looking down to Patterdale and Glenridding; and of course all the fells behind.

Arnison Crag, Birks and St Sunday Crag seen from Boredale Hause.

Place Fell seen from the path between Boredale Hause and Angletarn Pikes.

A close up of Brothers Water, Red Screes, Hartsop Dodd and High Hartsop Dodd.

A view down to Deepdale and the higher eastern fells from the first of the two tops on Angletarn Pikes.

Turning to the right, Glenridding, part of Ullswater and Place Fell are seen.

Looking down to Angle Tarn from the southern top on Angletarn Pikes. It just looks like a small white dot in the photo but there were a couple of tents down there on the right hand side of the tarn.

The southern and slightly lower Angletarn Pike summit.

A close up of Helvellyn.

After leaving Angletarn Pikes it takes no time at all to reach the tarn. At this time of day and in these conditions you'd be hard pushed to find anywhere more peaceful.



Just as I'd expected I saw quite a few Deer on Brock Crags. Here are six that I got close to while I had the camera ready.

Heading across the muddy section to Brock Crags summit.

Brock Crags summit.

From Brock Crags I walked over Satura Crag before leaving the main path for a walk up Rest Dodd.

Rest Dodd summit.


From Rest Dodd I head down to Hayeswater intending to go straight to Hartsop. Instead, I decide to walk right round the tarn and have something to eat at the far end..

In the grand scheme of things it hasn't been long since they removed the dam from Hayeswater. But, it looks like the grasses have already started to take over the land around the waters edge. It doesn't take long for mother nature to start reclaiming what's rightfully hers.


Lunch with a view.

As I make my way down the track above Hayeswater Gill I pass the first people of the walk.

Between taking the previous photo and reaching Hartsop, the cloud had built up just as it had forecasted to do and I was beginning to feel the first drops of rain. They didn't amount to much but it was still enough to make me glad I'd seen the best of the day by setting off when I did.

Gray Crag seen above some of the houses in Hartsop.

Birks and Arnison Crag on t'other side fo the valley.



Daffodils on route to Crookabeck.

Well, I really enjoyed that. Perfect conditions early on, a walk over my favorite fell and a loop of Hayeswater to add something a little different.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks