Monday, 29 October 2018

Dodd Fell Hill (668m)

Dodd Fell Hill (668m) & Drumaldrace (614m)

12 mile route from Hawes heading up onto Drumaldrace, the Roman Road and Dodd Fell Hill. A wonderful high level route with far-reaching views. The Yorkshire Three Peaks were clearly visible from Dodd Fell, although the broad summit dome is an energy-sapping mass of peat hags, bogs and tussock grass.

Climbed: 24/10/18
Dodd Fell Hill: SD 841 846
OS Maps: OL2 and OL30
Weather: cold, dry, breezy and clear
Route:  Hawes, Gayle, Wether Fell, Roman Road, Drumaldrace, Outershaw Side, Dodd Fell Hill, Ten End Peat Ground and Gaudy Lane.

Photos (C) Mark Reid



Thursday, 23 August 2018

Rogan's Seat (672m) & Water Crag (668m)

Rogan's Seat (672m) & Water Crag (668m)

10 mile route from Keld, Upper Swaledale, taking in Rogan's Seat and Water Crag in the Yorkshire Dales. Some people have said that Rogan's Seat is the most boring fell in the country. It isn't. The views are extensive, with the main fell-tops of the Yorkshire Dales all visible including Buckden Pike, Great Whernside and Ingleborough. The vast expanse of moorland and peat hags are of interest. Further north, the summit of Water Crag is superb, with the North Pennines stretching away into the distance. A clear day is a must.

Rogan's Seat: NY 919 031
Water Crag: NY 928 046

Climbed: 21/08/18

Route: Keld, Crackpot Hall, Swinner Gill, High Stone Man, Rogan's Seat (672m), Water Crag (Trig Point 688m), Water Crag (crags), Moor Hen Nest, Raven How, Tarn Rigg, Frith Tarn, Black Moor, Pennine Way, East Stonesdale.

Weather: clear, light breeze, excellent visibility 

Map: OS Explorere OL30

Photos (c) Mark Reid

Rogan's Seat

Water Crag

Frith Tarn