Cawdale Round - Lake District Walk

Saturday 25th November 2006

Today's walk was in many ways a bonus as we had travelled up to the Lakes the night before expecting gale force winds to keep us off the fells on Saturday. The gales never materialised, although it was fairly windy on the tops, but we did get a good drenching on our way off Loadpot Hill.

Start: Moorahill Farm (NY 4937 1819)

Route: Moorahill Farm - Hause End - Low Kop (136) - Red Crag (137) - Wether Hill (138) - Loadpot Hill (139) - Hart Hill - Moorahill Farm

Distance: 8.75 miles     Ascent: 498 metres      Time Taken: 4 hrs 50 mins

Weather: Overcast and breezy, heavy rain by the end of the walk.

Pub Visited: Mardale Inn, Bampton    Ale Drunk: Academy Ale, Tirril Brewery

Route Map >>


The Hause

Looking up at the Hause and the route to Low Kop from the start of the walk.

Cawdale Beck

The very fast moving and deep Cawdale Beck. Without the bridge we would have struggled to cross it today.

Low Kop summit

The summit of Low Kop has nothing to let you know you have arrived at the top.


As we made our way to High Kop we got a view of Haweswater.

Low Kop

Looking back at the featureless Low Kop from High Kop. The Pennines are in the distance.

Helvellyn Range

Once we reached the old Roman road of High Street we were rewarded with this wonderful view of the Helvellyn range.

Striding Edge

Zooming in on Striding Edge.

The Nab

Rest Dodd and the Nab from Red Crag.

Red Crag summit

Red Crag's summit cairn, not quite as big as Birkett described it.

Place Fell

Place Fell is lit up by the sun, with the Northern fells in the background.


Ullswater with Little Mell Fell behind it.

Wether Hill summit

Looking back along the Roman road to High Street, from the summit of Wether Hill.

Hallin Fell & Steel Knotts

Hallin Fell & Steel Knotts are lit up by what was to be our last glimpse of the sun for the day.

Lowther House

Lowther House on the route to Loadpot Hill's summit.

Loadpot Hill's summit trig

The summit trig on Loadpot Hill.


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