Out to the Nab
FIVE Wainwright circular walk: The Knott, Kidsty Pike, Rest Dodd, The Nab, Brock Crags (plus Rampsgill Head and High Raise if desired).
Time: 6 - 7 hours
Parking: at the car park in Hartsop village (Grid Ref: NY410130)
|The Nab and Rest Dodd from under Steel Knotts|
|Strava estimates a walking distance of at least 15km|
|Heading out from Hartsop towards Hayeswater|
|Follow up by the wall (Rest Dodd rises behind you)|
6. From the top of the Knott you can look up to High Street and down towards Marthindale.
|... from High Raise over to Kidsty Pike|
|Angle Tarn and Place Fell over to your right|
18. Walk past a tiny tarn and across the grass to the cairn at the top of Brock Crags.
|The last yards up to the top of Brock Crags|
19. Brock Crags is the lowest 'Wainwright' of the day but its position high over Hartsop makes for an excellent viewpoint.
|Looking over Brothers Water towards Fairfield|
|North towards Place Fell and the Angletarn Pikes|
20. The way down from Brock Crags also needs some thought. A direct descent down the grassy slopes towards Hartsop, alongside a crumbling wall, is possible, but the going is very steep. A better choice is to head back to the walls below Satura Crag and take a path that descends along a grooved trail back under the top of Brock Crags. You can then turn left, along the line of an old pipeline, down towards the obvious building that was once the filter house for the reservoir. From there, you can walk along a track back down into Hartsop. If you've time, and the weather is good, a paddle in the Hayeswater Gill to your left will soothe tired feet!
|A paddle in Hayeswater Gill|