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Caudale Moor

Caudale Moor



Grid Reference: NY 41867 09997
Height: 763 metres/2503 feet

"Caudale Moor deserves far more respect than it usually gets."
A Wainwright

The broad expanse of high ground to the east of the Kirkstone Pass rises to a broad grassy summit. This high ground is known as Caudale Moor, with the highest point often known as Stony Cove Pike. Six ridges descend from the summit of Caudale Moor, two with separate summits, Wansfell to the south and Hartsop Dodd on the northern ridge.

The eastern ridge descends over Threshthwaite Mouth to Thornthwaite Crag linking Caudale Moor with the High Street range to the east.

The easiest ascent is from the summit of Kirkstone Pass where a good path leads up over St Raven's Edge. The several routes from the south, above the Troutbeck Valley offer many varied and interesting routes.

 

  1. Descending over Hartsop Dodd

    Caudale Moor from Hartsop: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A steeper start and then good ridges with great views over Windermere and the High Street range

    Distance: 10km / 6 miles
    Ascent: 8600m / 2800ft
    Duration: 5 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  2. Caudale Moor from the shores of Ullswater

    The Patterdale Horseshoe: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A very challenging day walk over rough ground and plenty of summits

    Distance: 27km / 17 miles
    Ascent: 2100m / 6900ft
    Duration: 12 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  3. High Raise in sunshine

    The Cross Lakeland Challenge: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A long walk, crossing the Lake District from East to West, from Wasdale Head to Wasdale Head

    Distance: 50km / 31 miles
    Ascent: 2300m / 7500ft
    Duration: 2 days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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