Saturday 27th September 2008


Start Point : Broughton Mills (SD 222 907)


Distance : 6.0 miles          Height Ascended : 630 metres


Route Map



As per AW's directions in his Stickle Pike chapter of The Outlying Fells of Lakeland

the walk starts 'over the bridge across the Lickle and up the tarmac lane'


A little way up the lane the tarmac gives way to a grassy walled-lane and a view of the second ridge (the return leg) becomes visible


The mist in the lower valleys was slow to clear…………………………..


……………......but the tops were clear.

Here looking up to the first of today's tops Great Stickle - Stickle Pike to the right


Remote farm building at the base of Hovel Knott - my route of ascent up Great Stickle was via the col in the centre of the picture


Looking north over the Ordnance column on Great Stickle


The sun’s rays breaks through


Heading towards Tarn Hill - Stickle Pike remains prominent to the right


The appropriately named Tarn Hill reflected in one of the many tarns between Great Stickle and Tarn Hill


From Tarn Hill the summit of AW's Dunnerdale Fells chapter is close by to the west and a slight detour was made to it's summit


The summit of Stickle Pike reflected in an unnamed tarn


Tarn Hill summit cairn  and a hazy view to the west includes the rounded top of Hesk Fell


Stickle Pike


Stickle Tarn, the spoil heaps Stainton Ground Quarries and Caw - the ridge darkly silhouetted was the return route


Stickle Pike's summit cairn with a distant glimpse of Green Grag and Harter Fell behind


Further round the view includes Caw


Looking back along the ridge to Great Stickle and Tarn Hill


Autumnal colours around Stickle Tarn


Stickle Pike reflections


A part of the upper Duddon Valley


Old workings and buildings of the abandoned Stainton Ground Quarries


Looking across Dunnerdale to Hoses farm and the western ridge of the horseshoe


Caw with Walna Scar further right from the nameless summit (1183’)


Looking back along the ridge from the top of Raven's Crag


The Dunnerdale Horseshoe (well most of it J)


Signs of Autumn


Clear views of Great Stickle on the drive home (via The Blacksmith's Arms)