Walk c433 The St John's in the Vale Skyline from Legburthwaite

A fine walk with fine views


Route outline for walk c433:

- Legburthwaite Car Park  -   A591  -   Long Band  -   Cowrake Head  -   Moss Crag  -   High Rigg  -   Carlisle Diocese Youth Centre  -   St John's In The Vale Church  -   B5322  -   Wanthwaite Bank  -   Threlkeld Knotts  -   Buck Castles  -   Clough Head  -   Calfhow Pike  -   Great Dodd  -   Watson's Dodd  -   Stybarrow Dodd  -   Sticks Pass  -   Legburthwaite Car Park.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
3
English
Mountains
Wainwright
5
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
3
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Marilyn
Bridget
1
Bridget

The highest point of this walk is Great Dodd at 857m (2813ft). Great Dodd is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (21st highest in England, 44th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 19). Great Dodd is also known as an English Nuttall (26th in England, 52nd in England & Wales).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Stybarrow Dodd, 843m (2767ft). Stybarrow Dodd is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (24th highest in England, 50th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 21). Stybarrow Dodd is also known as an English Nuttall (31st in England, 59th in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Watson's Dodd, 789m (2589ft). Watson's Dodd is classified as a Wainwright (No. 41).

Along the way you will also bag Clough Head, 726m (2383ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (82nd Eng, 143rd in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 75) and an English Nuttall (103rd Eng, 176th Eng & Wal); Calfhow Pike 650m (2133ft) and a Bridget and High Rigg 357m (1172ft) .


For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL5
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 90
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c433 The St John's in the Vale Skyline from Legburthwaite

In no particular order . . .

On Sgorr Dhonuill (Beinn a' Bheithir)

On Sgorr Dhonuill (Beinn a' Bheithir)

Photo: Peter Sykes (3)

Brassington Church

Brassington Church

Photo: David Dayton (29)

Skye (my fellow walker) on Clough Head

Skye (my fellow walker) on Clough Head

Photo: Peter Sykes (4)

 Blencathra from Threlkeld

Blencathra from Threlkeld

Photo: Chris Newton (1)

Entering Swaledale near Keld

Entering Swaledale near Keld

Photo: Paul Holroyd (16)

Skiddaw from Watson's Dodd

Skiddaw from Watson's Dodd

Photo: David Hayter (243)

Sticks Gill from Sticks Pass

Sticks Gill from Sticks Pass

Photo: Paul Coulter (15)

*The Helvellyn summit ridge, Whiteside, Thirlmere and Watson's Dodd from Raise (Helvellyn) summit

*The Helvellyn summit ridge, Whiteside, Thirlmere and Watson's Dodd from Raise (Helvellyn) summit

Photo: Andy Malcolm (27)

Cairn on Little Dodd (St John%s Common)

Cairn on Little Dodd (St John%s Common)

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (20)

High Rigg summit cairn - with Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) beyond

High Rigg summit cairn - with Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) beyond

Photo: David Baines (7)

Looking North along the High Rigg Ridge to Skiddaw (left) and Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) (right)

Looking North along the High Rigg Ridge to Skiddaw (left) and Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) (right)

Photo: David Baines (6)

Clough Head, Fisher's Wife's Rake, Calfhow Pike, Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Raise (Helvellyn) and Helvellyn from the summit of High Rigg

Clough Head, Fisher's Wife's Rake, Calfhow Pike, Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Raise (Helvellyn) and Helvellyn from the summit of High Rigg

Photo: Peter Crumpler (2)

St John's in the Vale Church

St John's in the Vale Church

Photo: Glynn Trueman (2)

Blencathra (or Saddleback) from Clough Head

Blencathra (or Saddleback) from Clough Head

Photo: Gerry Ball (26)

Thirlmere

Thirlmere

Photo: Paul Coulter (16)

The North Western Fells (far left distance), Carl Side, Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell (centre left), Great Calva (centre) and Belncathra or Saddleback, Bannerdale Crags and Souther Fell (centre right) and the shoulder of Clough Head (far right) from the summit of High Rigg

The North Western Fells (far left distance), Carl Side, Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell (centre left), Great Calva (centre) and Belncathra or Saddleback, Bannerdale Crags and Souther Fell (centre right) and the shoulder of Clough Head (far right) from the summit of High Rigg

Photo: Peter Crumpler (3)

Approaching mist from Great Dodd summit

Approaching mist from Great Dodd summit

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (23)

Clough Head from High Rigg

Clough Head from High Rigg

Photo: Mark Jolley (3)

Dodd (Skiddaw), Carl Side, Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell from Clough Head

Dodd (Skiddaw), Carl Side, Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell from Clough Head

Photo: Gerry Ball (24)

Whiteless Pike, Wandhope, Eel Crag, Hobcarton Pike and Grizedale Pike - with Causey Pike, Barrow (Newlands) and Derwent Water in the foreground from Clough Head

Whiteless Pike, Wandhope, Eel Crag, Hobcarton Pike and Grizedale Pike - with Causey Pike, Barrow (Newlands) and Derwent Water in the foreground from Clough Head

Photo: Gerry Ball (25)

Low Arnside from near Black Fell (Black Crag)

Low Arnside from near Black Fell (Black Crag)

Photo: Andy Malcolm (80)

*Looking across St John's in the Vale to Blencathra

*Looking across St John's in the Vale to Blencathra

Photo: Andy Malcolm (79)

Blencathra (Saddleback) from High Rigg

Blencathra (Saddleback) from High Rigg

Photo: Mark Jolley (2)

Heading for Sticks Pass from Raise

Heading for Sticks Pass from Raise

Photo: Paul Coulter (14)

Thirlmere from Watson's Dodd

Thirlmere from Watson's Dodd

Photo: David Hayter (245)

Legburthwaite from High Rigg

Legburthwaite from High Rigg

Photo: Mark Jolley (1)

High Rigg

High Rigg

Photo: David Hayter (288)

A cairn below Little Dodd (St John's Common) offering good views of Thirlmere in the valley below

A cairn below Little Dodd (St John's Common) offering good views of Thirlmere in the valley below

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (24)

High Rigg from Watson's Dodd

High Rigg from Watson's Dodd

Photo: David Hayter (244)

High Rigg summit

High Rigg summit

Photo: David Hayter (290)

St John's in the Vale Church

St John's in the Vale Church

Photo: Mark Jolley (6)

Sticks Gill

Sticks Gill

Photo: Roy Smith (7)

Keswick and Bassenthaite Lake from High Rigg

Keswick and Bassenthaite Lake from High Rigg

Photo: Stephen Dawson (40)

Helvellyn from High Rigg

Helvellyn from High Rigg

Photo: Mark Jolley (4)

Skiddaw from High Rigg

Skiddaw from High Rigg

Photo: David Hayter (289)

Helvellyn and Thirlmere from High Rigg

Helvellyn and Thirlmere from High Rigg

Photo: Mark Jolley (5)

Thirlmere from High Rigg

Thirlmere from High Rigg

Photo: Stephen Dawson (39)

Windermere from Skelghyll Wood

Windermere from Skelghyll Wood

Photo: David Hayter (292)

Approching Helm Crag

Approching Helm Crag

Photo: David Baines (8)

Tarn Hows

Tarn Hows

Photo: Mark Jolley (7)

Looking towards Bassenthwaite and The Skiddaw Massif from Raise (Helvellyn)

Looking towards Bassenthwaite and The Skiddaw Massif from Raise (Helvellyn)

Photo: Andy Malcolm (30)

Burnsall Bridge from Burnsall Village Green

Burnsall Bridge from Burnsall Village Green

Photo: Glynn Trueman (3)

Clough Head summit trig point and wind break

Clough Head summit trig point and wind break

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (18)

Clough Head from High Rigg

Clough Head from High Rigg

Photo: David Hayter (291)

Castle Rock on St John's Common on the lower slopes of Watson's Dodd

Castle Rock on St John's Common on the lower slopes of Watson's Dodd

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (25)

Looking North along the High Rigg Ridge to Skiddaw (left) and Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) (right)

Looking North along the High Rigg Ridge to Skiddaw (left) and Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top) (right)

Photo: David Baines (5)

Carl Side, Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell (centre left), Great Calva (centre) and Belncathra or Saddleback, Bannerdale Crags and Souther Fell (centre right) from the summit of High Rigg

Carl Side, Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell (centre left), Great Calva (centre) and Belncathra or Saddleback, Bannerdale Crags and Souther Fell (centre right) from the summit of High Rigg

Photo: Peter Crumpler (4)

The stone wind shelter on Great Dodd summit

The stone wind shelter on Great Dodd summit

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (22)

Green Side (White Stones) summit with Ullswater beyond

Green Side (White Stones) summit with Ullswater beyond

Photo: David Hayter (246)

Great Dodd from Randerside

Great Dodd from Randerside

Photo: Gerry Ball (27)

Calfhow Pike summit cairn

Calfhow Pike summit cairn

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (19)

Great Dodd summit cairn

Great Dodd summit cairn

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (21)

Blencathra from High Rigg

Blencathra from High Rigg

Photo: Stephen Dawson (38)

*Panorama looking North West from Stybarrow Dodd

*Panorama looking North West from Stybarrow Dodd

Photo: Andy Malcolm (26)

Stybarrow Dodd from Sticks Pass

Stybarrow Dodd from Sticks Pass

Photo: Roy Smith (6)

The cairn on the summit of High Rigg

The cairn on the summit of High Rigg

Photo: Christine Shepherd (509)

Thirlmere from Stybarrow Dodd

Thirlmere from Stybarrow Dodd

Photo: Andy Malcolm (29)

The tall beacon on the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

The tall beacon on the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Christine Shepherd (510)

Blencathra or Saddleback (left), Clough Head, Fisher's Wife's Rake, Calfhow Pike, Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Raise (Helvellyn) and Helvellyn in the centre with a glimpse of Thirlmere (right) from the summit of High Rigg

Blencathra or Saddleback (left), Clough Head, Fisher's Wife's Rake, Calfhow Pike, Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Raise (Helvellyn) and Helvellyn in the centre with a glimpse of Thirlmere (right) from the summit of High Rigg

Photo: Peter Crumpler (1)

Watson's Dodd Summit

Watson's Dodd Summit

Photo: David Hayter (242)

Blencathra from High Rigg

Blencathra from High Rigg

Photo: David Hayter (287)


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