Dove Crag - Route One


Start - Cow Bridge NY 402 134 Distance - 3.3 miles Ascent - 2,200feet Time - 2 hours : 25 minutes



The National Trust car park at Cow Bridge is the starting point for this walk
A gate at the southern end of the car park gives access to a track that runs alongside Brothers Water to Hartsop Hall and Dovedale
The track to Hartsop Hall
Middle Dodd and Red Screes across Brothers Water
Hartsop Hall
Past Hartsop Hall the track continues on into Dovedale to Dove Falls.  This route turns off to the right by a larch spinney onto a green path rising towards the old lead mine
Dove Crag from the path with Hart Crag on the right
Entering the fenced off area of the Hartsop Hall lead mine
The path leads on from the mine through woodland along the flank of Hartsop above How
The path emerges from the wood at a handgate above Dove Falls
Looking back along the path to Hartsop Dodd
Dove Crag above the Stangs ridge with Hart Crag on the right.  The route climbs to the col between them
Passing the footbridge over Dovedale Beck, the path coming up from Dove Falls joins at this point
Higher on the path above Dovedale looking back to Hartsop Dodd
Climbing towards Hunsett Cove
Dove Crag from the edge of Hunsett Cove
Looking back to Hartsop above How from the ruined hut in Hunsett Cove
The start of the climb out of Hunsett Cove.  The steep path up the scree gully has been stone pitched in recent years
Looking back over the top of Stangs to the Far Eastern Fells
Looking down the scree gully, which proves to be the steepest part of this route
The path emerges onto a peaty shoulder above Houndshope Cove.  From here it's an easier climb towards the col between Dove Crag and Hart Crag
From Houndshope Cove, Place Fell appears over the Hartsop above How ridge
Dove Crag from the path in Houndshope Cove
Looking back to Place Fell from the col between Hart Crag and Dove Crag
The Coniston fells from the col between Dove Crag and Hart Crag
Coniston Water from the col
Great Gable over the Great Rigg ~ Fairfield ridge
From the col an easy climb leads to the summit of Dove Crag, it's just a matter of following the line of the ruined wall
Looking back to the col backed by Hart Crag and Fairfield
The summit of Dove Crag
Windermere from the summit of Dove Crag
Red Screes from the summit of Dove Crag
Looking down to Little Hart Crag
Angletarn Pikes and Brock Crags in the middle distance
Place Fell
Helvellyn and Catstycam on the left with St. Sunday Crag on the right
Fairfield and Hart Crag
Looking west over Great Rigg to Great Gable and Pillar on the horizon
Crinkle Crags, Bowfell and The Scafells on the skyline
The Coniston fells from the summit of Dove Crag



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