Tuesday 14 May
Last September we planned to walk to Middle Dodd on the way to Red Screes. Somehow we missed the left hand turn to take in the former and ended up at the latter. So today we decided to rectify that mistake.
We drove to the inn above Brothers’ Water (so called because two brothers drowned there in the nineteenth century) in the Hartsop Valley. For £2.50 we parked at the pub for the day. The staff made a note of our intended destination lest we should not reappear before night time.
We walked up to Scandale Pass and ascended from there with Red Screes dominating the view to the right. It must be said when distinctive features, character and charm were being distributed, Middle Dodd was not blessed. Nonetheless, it counts as a Wainwright and as such, has now been ticked off our list.
Views from the top – only issues were haze and Mr JH’s very bright t-shirt