/ Dog Friendly ridges in Lakes?
Looking at the ridge from Haweswater to High Street, The Rigg, for starters. Anyone care to suggest some other walks, with a bit of wow, but not too serious. Primarily Lakes, but other areas too as we like to get away lots.
Sarah and Pluto [the BC]
Braithwaite to Buttermere or vice-versa - over Sail / Eel Crags and back by bus.
Grizedale pike from braithwaite is a nice little ridge.
There is a great ridge on blencathra, not sharp edge, but cant remember its name, think it get grade 1 but only for a very short bit. Could be a good intro? Our collie would do it fine, but then he loves scrambling.
Kirkfell is a good steep walk. Crinkle crags is a fun walk with a bit of wow on the bad step.
Halls Fell ridge on Blencathra is definitely Wow! There is one unavoidable very narrow bit with a shear drop that is dangerous, and numerous other tricky bits. Perhaps a rope on the ruffwear harness would be wise. Bypasses on the left and right could be taken as appropriate. One to do in dry weather the first time, I think.
Scales Fell on Blencathra is rather underrated. It's not a scramble in the slightest, just a walk. It's setting is superb tho. And you get to look across at the other ridges to see how you like them. For your dog the saddle at the top contains a tarn, so good for drinks, or cooling off(!).
The Buttermere Edge is a good walk with steep loose bits. Great views make the Wow! bit rather than scrambling. The wide ridge is edged by precipitous crags.
Hall's Fell? And the other ridges up the front are nice as well.
I met some people coming down the bad step with a couple of dogs once, and had to help them out with the lifting and holding - not sure it counts as dog-friendly unless your dog is either very light or very agile.
Collies are very capable mountain dogs, halls fell ridge is the one i am thinking.
On crinkle crags if you dont like the look of the bad step you can go around it easily.
I guess if your just looking for walking ridges then the prison band is a good walk, over wetherlam then up the prison band to do a loop around coniston.
The ride up from newlands onto Robinson is also pretty good.
Pluto didnt think much of the step at Crinkle Crags, and there was no one else around to help at the time. We survived !
Thanks for all the suggestions, need to get up to Northern Lakes sometime soon, as a lot of new stuff up there.
Any ideas for anywhere else ?
I can recommend the Rigg to High Street, then return to Haweswater car park via Harter Fell and Gatescarth. It's a lovely ridge and fine for a dog.
Photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrs_butterbur/sets/72157631729608403/
Route card for first half of route here: http://www.ukhillwalking.com/logbook/r/?i=77
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