Walk                           :  The Langdale Pikes (omitting Pike o Stickle) – Pavey Arc (2,288ft), Harrison Stickle (2,404ft),  

                                        Loft Crag (2,270ft)

Date                           :  10th June 2012

Weather                    :  Fair, variable cloud and dry

 

Distance                   : 7 miles round trip

Time Taken              : 1 hour 20 mins to first summit (Pavey Arc)

 

Which part of Lakeland is this walk situated

 

Terrain Overview

 

Overview

 

An adventurous walk requiring some scrambling. The direct route up to Stickle Ghyll is exhilarating requiring the need to traverse the Ghyll which if in full speight could be difficult

 

 

First decent view of the Pikes as we journey down the Langdale valley towards Old Dungeon Ghyll

 

 

From the front of the old Hotel the path starts after the first barred gate and crosses a footbridge

 

 

Its not long before the path starts to climb steeply

 

 

First view of Harrison Stickle

 

 

Stickle Ghyll in full flow

 

 

Looking back down Langdale towards Windermere

 

 

An example of one of the several “white water” cross overs that we had to make on the journey up to Stickle Tarn

 

 

Nearly at the top of the Ghyll now as Ste points the way to Pavey Arc

 

 

Stickle Tarn

 

 

The choice of adventurous routes up to Pavey Arc. Note well – this route is classed as a Mountain Climb and not a Fell walk

 

 

Jacks Rake in close up

 

 

Harrison Stickle from Stickle Tarn

 

 

Ste on the summit of Pavey Arc

 

 

Stickle Tarn from the summit

 

 

The path to Harison Stickle

 

 

Bowfell from the path to Harrison Stickle

 

 

Great Gable from the path to Harrison Stickle

 

 

The summit cairn on Harrison Stickle

 

 

Setting off on the path to Loft Crag

 

 

Looking back to the steep descent from Harrison Stickle

 

 

Loft Crag summit

 

 

The final staircase leading up to Pike o Stickle which time did not permit us to make

 

 

On our journey back to our apartment a lingering last look at the Langdale Pikes from Low Wood Bay

 

 

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