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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


    Distance: 10km / 6 miles
    Ascent: 860m / 2800ft
    Duration: 5 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

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

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  2. Caudale Moor from the shores of Ullswater

    The Patterdale Horseshoe


    Distance: 27km / 17 miles
    Ascent: 2100m / 6900ft
    Duration: 12 hours
    Minimum / Maximum Group Ratio: 3:1 / 10:1

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

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