Angletarn Pikes & Brock Crags

This was my second 're-engagement' with Lake District fell-walking since my operation.  Weather was not of the best (despite the forecast), but it was wonderful to see again the great line of Patterdale fells - old 'friends' - that stretches from Hartsop High Dodd in the south to Sheffield Pike in the north.

Ascent was from Hartsop village, up to Boredale Hause, and then on to the summit area.  Once there, I also included an inspection of some of the shoreline of Angle Tarn, as well as a diversion to Brock Crags.  Descent was down the flank of Brock Crags to the village once more.

Fine views up Pasture Bottom, of Low Hartsop Dodd and over to Brothers Water at the outset, followed on the ascent by good panoramas towards Sheffield Pike, Deepdale and Dovedale and their attendant fells. Brock Crags summit also provided very good views of Gray Crag in particular, and down to Hartsop.

A relatively easy but nevertheless very rewarding walk, among the best of my 'companions' of old!

Highest point (Brock Crags - I didn't bother with the Angletarn Pikes summits, due to the weather):  1841 ft./ 561 m.  Distance: 4.6 miles/  7.4 km.  Ascent: 1720 ft./ 524 m.

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