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Hartsop Above How
570m (1871ft)

The Eastern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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Walk c333 The Dovedale Round

Fine views of Dovedale and Brothers Water

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 7.75ml (12.5km)
Ascent:2,800ft (853m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk c235 The Deepdale Horseshoe from Patterdale

Quieter alternative to crowded Helvellyn

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 9.75ml (15.5km)
Ascent:3,516ft (1,072m)
Time:7 hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c305 Red Screes and Hart Crag from Brothers Water

Superb views of Brothers Water and Patterdale

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 9.75ml (15.5km)
Ascent:3,699ft (1,127m)
Time:7.25hrs
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Walk c162 Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor), Red Screes and Hart Crag from Brothers Water

Long high level route with one very steep climb

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 13.75ml (22km)
Ascent:5,501ft (1,676m)
Time:10½ hrs
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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Hartsop Above How Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Hartsop Above How

Mr M A Blanchard walked up Hartsop Above How on May 21st, 2024 [from/via/route] With all the mutts apart from Ted [with] Florence, Millie and Woodie [weather] Cold, bright

Christine Shepherd climbed Hartsop Above How on March 1st, 2010 [from/via/route] Walked using walk c333 'The Dovedale Round' from Cow Bridge near Brother's Water. [with] On my own [weather] Winter sunshine with deep snow on the ground - The sun was starting to go down as I reached this summit but I had had a wonderful day on the quiet snowy fells. Climbed again, doing the same walk anti clockwise, on 10.07.2021 Climbed for a third time on 3.3.23 up & down fro the Cow Bridge Car Park.

Ian Ashton bagged Hartsop Above How on February 25th, 2023 [with] With jph

Angeline Grieveson hiked Hartsop Above How on February 19th, 2023 [with] Dotty

Martyn Atherton summited Hartsop Above How on September 18th, 2022 [from/via/route] C235 Arniston Crag, Birks, St Sunday Crag, Fairfield, Hart Crag & Hartsop Above How [with] Paul Atherton [weather] Misty, rain & Sunny - Loved the route 6 hrs 50 minutes

Michael Nolan conquered Hartsop Above How on October 13th, 2021 [with] Morag [weather] Drizzled

Geoff Hand scaled Hartsop Above How on June 10th, 2022 [from/via/route] Walk c235 The Deepdale Horseshoe from Patterdale, completed after abandoning a couple of weeks before [with] Alone with Tess [weather] Cloudy, very windy but dry! Visibility good. - Completed the Deepdale Horseshoe today. Once down off the hills crossed over Deepdale bridge & followed the path to Beckstones, Crookabeck, Rooking & back to Patterdale. Very pleasant.

Richard Fulcher walked up Hartsop Above How on September 26th, 2021 [from/via/route] Parked at Cow Bridge (Brothers Water) & walked along the side of the lake into Dovedale. Followed the path over the bridge & up the 'Gully Staircase'. Stopped for lunch viewing Dovedale from above. Low cloud prevented us seeing much more for the rest of the day! We turned right at the top to reach Hart Crag - visibility down to a few feet & very strong winds. Followed the ridge route via Hartsop Above How back down to the road at Bridgend. Very difficult descent initially down sloping craggy rocks. Took about 7.5 hours ... our usual 1 mile per hour. [with] Jen [weather] Low cloud, strong winds & horizontal rain. Both soaked through to the skin by the end of the day. - Jen found the ascent challenging but easier than it first appeared.

Richard Marshall climbed Hartsop Above How on September 17th, 2021 [from/via/route] From Patterdale [with] Me Dave Elsie and Roxy [weather] Cloudy over 2000 ft

Tim Winn bagged Hartsop Above How on April 17th, 2021 [from/via/route] Car Bridge Car Park [with] Jane [weather] Good

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Hartsop Above How

Dovedale and Hartsop above How from High Hartsop Dodd

Dovedale and Hartsop above How from High Hartsop Dodd

Photo: David Hayter (62)

Arnison Crag (left) and Place Fell from Hartsop above How

Arnison Crag (left) and Place Fell from Hartsop above How

Photo: Andy Malcolm (59)

Thornthwaite Crag (left), Hartsop Dodd and Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor) (centre), Red Screes (right) and the shoulder of Hartsop above How (foreground) from Arnison Crag, Patterdale

Thornthwaite Crag (left), Hartsop Dodd and Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor) (centre), Red Screes (right) and the shoulder of Hartsop above How (foreground) from Arnison Crag, Patterdale

Photo: Chris Brankin (6)

Hartsop above How, Hart Crag and Fairfield from Deepdale Hause

Hartsop above How, Hart Crag and Fairfield from Deepdale Hause

Photo: Alan Wainwright (52)

On Hartsop above How summit - my last Wainwright

On Hartsop above How summit - my last Wainwright

Photo: David Hayter (405)


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