Tuesday 28th February 2008

 

Start Point : NT car park New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel (NY 295 064)

                   

Distance : 5.0 miles          Height Ascended : 820 metres

 

Route Map

 

The signs look good for today's walk of the Langdale Pikes

 

Stickle Ghyll - Harrison Stickle looming large on the skyline

 

Looking back down Stickle Ghyll and across to Lingmoor Fell and Side Pike

 

Gaining height up Stickle Ghyll and another look back to Side Pike - Pike Howe to the right

 

Stickle Ghyll Waterfalls

 

Harrison Stickle across Stickle Tarn

 

Harrison Stickle reflections

 

Pavey Ark

 

Stickle Tarn & Harrison Stickle

 

Sergeant Man and Codale Head from the path leading up to the North Rake and Pavey Ark

 

Bruce waits patiently for yours truly

 

The southeasterly aspect from the summit of Pavey Ark

Pavey Ark completes my first round of the Wainwrights…………….

…………..it is a fell I had previously by-passed without actually ‘touching’ the summit

(see later for celebratory drink!!)  

 

Looking further east down Great Langdale and to Lake Windermere beyond

 

Thunacar Knott from the summit of Pavey Ark - Bowfell and Esk Pike on the skyline behind

 

Pike o' Stickle from Thunacar Knott - Crinkle Crags remained hidden in cloud for the duration of today's walk

 

Another view of Great Langdale from near the summit of Harrison Stickle

 

Looking across Pavey Ark and Stickle Tarn towards the Helvellyn ridge, St Sunday Crag and Fairfield

 

Pike o' Blisco from the route between Harrison Stickle and Pike o' Stickle

 

Harrison Stickle and Loft Crag from the summit of Pike o' Stickle

 

Looking across Great Langdale from Pike o' Stickle towards Little Langdale - Blea Tarn in between

 

The view north from the summit of Pike o' Stickle

 

Pike o' Stickle from the summit of Loft Crag - Glaramara behind in the centre distance

 

Mickleden and the eastern shoulder of The Band catch the sunlight

 

Panoramic view from the summit of Loft Pike…………

………….includes the bulk of Harrison Stickle to the left and the head of Morecambe Bay to the far right

 

Bruce – Lingmoor Fell provides the background

 

Looking down on the farms of Wall End (l) and Stool End (r) where Great Langdale, Mickleden and Oxendale meet

 

Great Langdale

 

Side Pike and Rake Rigg from the last of the  descent from Loft Crag - Wetherlam in the centre distance

 

Dungeon Ghyll

 

Where better to celebrate completing The Wainwrights than the handily placed Wainwrights Inn………?

 

And what better to drink than a pint of Wainwrights…………………Cheers AW