A Thornthwaite Crag “Horseshoe”

This was another of Paul Buttle’s excellent recommendations (see his “Fifteen Walks from Patterdale and Ullswater”), and thus, as usual, a wonderful round of just the right length, combining alternating sections of some ruggedness with gentler ridge-walking, and yielding extensive panoramas of the fells and dales on the western side of the Ullswater area in particular - in other words, just the thing for a good day’s outing in some of the best scenery the Lake District has to offer! Ascent was up the northern slope of Hartsop (Low) Dodd, on to Stony Cove Pike, then down to Threshthwaite Mouth at the top of Pasture Bottom, up to Thornthwaite Crag, then finally along the Gray Crag ridge to the mouth of Hayeswater reservoir and thence back to Hartsop village. Distance: 6.5 miles/10.46 km; height: 2700 ft./823m.

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