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Hayeswater, The Knott and Angle Tarn

March 12, 2014

The Knott and Angle Tarn 003One of those really beautiful Lake District days of dry weather, clear blue skies and very good views over dozens of mountains and fells – many still bearing gleaming white patches of snow.The Knott and Angle Tarn 008

We walked from Hartsop, following the Hayeswater Gill with its many waterfalls up to Hayeswater, still attractive despite being reservoired.

Then up to The Knott, that bulbous hill that offers such grand vistas clear across the Martindale deer forest.

There, in the distance, was the Nab, that long round hill, a verboten Wainwright before the passing of the CRoW Act. To one side, if you look carefully, is the red-roofed bungalow built especially for Kaiser Bill in 1910 so that he could come and take potshots at the local stags. The Knott and Angle Tarn 017

There were glorious long scenes from the top of the Knott – over so many familiar mountain friends. A fair bit of snow on the Helvellyn range and along the brim of the Straits of Riggindale. In the distance, standing out starkly, the impressive pillar cairn on Thornthwaite Crag – a reminder to me of old days on the Kentmere Horsehoe.The Knott and Angle Tarn 021

We descended to the path under Satura Crag and on to Angle Tarn – with a few ducks and a Canada Goose, then along below Angletarn Pikes towards Place Fell and glimpses of Ullswater.The Knott and Angle Tarn 022

Descending then to Boardale Hawse (Boredale on the maps). Then a long steep descent to Dubhow. Here the views opened up to take in Brothers Water, Red Screes and Hartsop Dodd.The Knott and Angle Tarn 023

Despite being a Monday morning there were quite a few fellwalkers out, all making the most of the first really good week of dry weather this year.The Knott and Angle Tarn 031The Knott and Angle Tarn 037

3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 12, 2014 9:46 pm

    That’s a fantastic picture of Hayeswater.

  2. March 13, 2014 7:42 am

    It is a really great photo of Hayeswater. Some of my absolute favourite hills in that area – I especially like the (Hartsop) Dodds 🙂

  3. March 13, 2014 5:15 pm

    Thank you both for the kind comments. It was a grand day!

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