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)