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