Hartsop Above How

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Grid Ref NY 383 120
Height 1,902 ft

If you're wanting to be inventive with your routes, you could do a lot worse than begin a walk on Hartsop Above How. This fell is in a great location as the north east ridge running off from Hart Crag. Getting onto the fell can easily be done straight from the car park at Cow Bridge and although this is a delightful ridge in it's own right, it generally acts as a superb way of gaining access to the main ridge at Hart Crag.

The length of the ridge is deceptively long and by the time you reach the final climb off the fell you always feel like you've been walking for much longer than you should have been. When you look back down the whole length of the fell however, you understand why.

The views across to the far eastern fells are fantastic from here, but the most interesting or perhaps intriguing view isn't that of any distant fells, it's of the illusive Priest's Hole below Dove Crag. From the low point just past Blake Brow you get what is probably the best view of the cave. Given that most people set out to 'hunt about' and 'look' for the Priest's Hole, the obvious thing is to walk across here and locate the cave the easy way.

 
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Route suggestions

Route suggestion: Cow Bridge - Gale Crag - Hoggill Brow - Hartsop above How
1.7 mile / approx 1400 ft ascent
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Quite often the most difficult thing when walking in a new (wooded) area is actually getting from the start point, through the woods and onto the fell itself. This route could not be easier to get started on. A gate at the edge of the car park opens onto an easy to follow path which takes you up through the trees and onto the ridge.

The ridge itself, though long and undulating, is a pleasure to walk.


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The approach to Hartsop Above How summit from the Hart Crag direction.

Choose a walk that includes this fell
The number of walks to choose from is 8

8th October 2016
  A Deepdale Skyline 10.2 mile about 3500 ft
Patterdale - Arnison Crag - Trough Head - Birks - St Sunday Crag - Deepdale Hause - Cofa Pike - Fairfield - Link Hause - Hart Crag - Blake How - Hartsop Above How - Hoggill Brow - Gale Crag - Deepdale Bridge - Beckstones - Crookabeck - Rooking - Patterdale
 

6th July 2013
  Deepdale, Fairfield, Hart Crag and Hartsop Above How 7.4 mile 2700 ft
Deepdale Bridge - Deepdale Hall - Wall End - Deepdale - Mossydale - Sleet Cove - Cofa Pike - Fairfield - Link Hause - Hart Crag - Hartsop Above How - Gale Crag - Deepdale Bridge
 

2nd May 2011
  The Deepdale route to Fairfield, Hart Crag and Hartsop Above How 7.4 mile 2700 ft
Deepdale Bridge - Deepdale Hall - Wall End - Deepdale - Mossydale - Sleet Cove - Cofa Pike - Fairfield - Link Hause - Hart Crag - Hartsop Above How - Gale Crag - Deepdale Bridge
 

22nd August 2009
  Above, around and then into Dovedale 7.5 mile 2697 ft
Cow Bridge - Hartsop above How - Hart Crag - Dove Crag - Bakestones Moss - Little Hart Crag - High Hartsop Dodd - Hogget Gill - Dovedale - Hartsop Hall - Brothers Water - Cow Bridge
 

14th January 2007
  Adding bits on to a walk above Dovedale - High Hartsop Dodd to Hartsop above How 6.8 mile 2760 ft
Cow Bridge - Brothers Water - Hartsop Hall - High Hartsop Dodd - Little Hart Crag - Bakestones Moss - Dove Crag - Hart Crag - Hartsop Above How - low Wood - Cor Bridge
 

7th June 2006
  Dovedale Horseshoe 7.6 mile 2923 ft
Cow Bridge - Hartsop above How - Hart Crag - Dove Crag - High Bakestones - Scandale Tarn - Little Hart Crag - High Hartsop Dodd - Brothers Water - Cow Bridge
 

9th November 2005
  Double rainbows on the Dovedale skyline 6.9 mile 2766 ft
Cow Bridge - Hartsop Above How - Hart Crag - Dove Crag - Bakestones Moss - Little Hart Crag - High Hartsop Dodd - Brothers Water - Cow Bridge
 

7th September 2004
  A long walk from Hartsop Above How to Middle Dodd - and everything in between. 10.5 mile 4075 ft
Hartsop Above How - Hart Crag - Dove Crag - High Bakestones - Little Hart Crag - High Hartsop Dodd - Scandale Tarn - Red Screes - Red Screes Tarn - Middle Dodd - Brothers Water
 



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Lake District Walks