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Angle tarn and Brock Crags by Angletarn Beck 6th April 2014

Route. Hartsop - Angletarn Beck - Angle Tarn - Brock crags - Boredale Hause - Patterdale - Hartsop (about 7 miles 1900ft ascent)

Just a few pictures from my birthday celebration walk. Angle tarn is one of my favourite places in the lakes and the climb to it by Angletarn Beck is my favourite ascent.

We (myself, Anne, Sue, Lynn, April and Beefy) assembled in the pouring rain and set off in hope that things might improve. They didn't but at least the all the water made the waterfalls even more spectacular than usual.

Looking up at the roaring Angletarn Beck from the start of the path.

And looking down on one of the falls.

The rain was relentless as we climbed and April and I who had been this way before were thinking the same thing. How are we going to cross the beck?

Still climbing and still raining.

Nearly at the point where we have to cross the beck.


The normally brilliant view was all but lost in the mist but you can just about make out Brotherswater below.

We managed ( just) to safely cross the beck but when we left the shelter of the stream valley the wind hit us ( and it did feel as though you were being hit as there was a bit of hail mixed in with the rain) so we huddled down in the best shelter we could find. This is Angle Tarn from our lunch spot. As we were sat here eating birthday cake and singing happy birthday with the wind howling and the rain pouring I did think that perhaps we were a bit mad.

We literally had to crawl on to the top of  Brock Crags and down to the coast to coast path around Angle Tarn and our plan to climb Angletarn Pikes was abandoned in favour of a quick descent to the pub.

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