NAVIGATION REFRESHER Hartsop Dodd, Caudale Top & Stoney Cove Pike

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Quick Info:

  • 7 Miles
  • Thu 15th October
  • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Kirkstone Pass, Penrith CA11 0NZ, UK
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Hosted By:

Nicola Sproson

Walk Description:

Navigation refresher for those who are rusty with techniques or assessment for Silver NNAS Certificate capability. Or just come along for the fun walk and understand what you COULD learn if you joined a nav course... add extra clothing and gloves to your kit back as we will be stopping to take bearings and pratice pacing... 

A fabulous fell walk rising steeply up behind the Kirkstone Inn, with views down to Lake Windermere to the south and Brothers Water, High street Ridgeline and Helvellyn to the north.  Once on St Raven's Edge, the gradient is easily managable and a good path takes us along to Caudale Top, and a fab grassy path onto Hartsop Dodd, returning to tick off Stoney Cove Pike also... returning for a drink in the Kirkstone Inn! 10km & 600m ascent :) Happy days... 

Some technical ground will be covered so all terrain shoes with a good trail grip are essential.

Please also bring waterproofs with you, even on a good day, these will act as your emergency layer.  We will get a good speed up to do this loop in the allotted time so make sure you come with a water bottle & high energy snack, and a pack to take some layers off as we head off!  PLEASE GET IN TOUCH IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF YOUR FITNESS LEVEL OR ABILITY TO WALK ON THE TRICKY LAKELAND TERRAIN AS I'M HAPPY TO HAVE A CHAT ABOUT THIS. You will not be allowed to walk with our group if you do not have the right kit with you and suitable sustenance/drinks/food! Sorry to sound so strict, but we are out with you guys in the fells often with no road close by, so important you come equipped.  Our leaders will always have a first aid kit & emergency kit but you must be able to carry your own rucksack for the duration of the walk. From September until end of April, please bring a headtorch on all walks which are due to continue into the afternoon after lunchtime...

If you are keen to come from futher afield and would like to book accomodation, please mention Nics Nordic Walks for a possible discount... i recommend

Beech House B&B, Glenridding (try to speak to Lynn)

Crookabeck B&B, Patterdale (speak to Adam)

Luxury with sauna + lake views, Glenridding (call Mike) -

Deepdale Hall B&B and holiday house -

Fabulous AirBnB in Windermere - Hill Top B&b with Julie!

For a few more days in the Lakes try:

Please be aware that we may accept some dogs on our walks, who we know very well & we know are very well behaved.  If you find it difficult to be around dogs, or would prefer no dogs were on your walk - PLEASE feel free to let me know as the dog owners are more than happy to leave them at home!

Lastly, I may snap a few shots during our walk, PLEASE let me know if you would prefer not to be on social media or your pic used for advertising Nics Nordic Walks.  I totally understand that some folk would prefer to keep their mountain adventures as an escape from the outside world, but unless you let me know, then your image may be used.  By not telling me you have given permission for me to use your photograph for advertising purposes.  The National Trust and the Forestry Commission may also use your pic to advertise Nordic Walking on their sites.

Thank you.......