A Hazy Day on the Langdale Pikes

Name of walk A Hazy Day on the Langdale Pikes
Date of walk 2012-03-23
Distance walked (miles) 5
Duration of walk 6 hours 0 minutes
Weather Warm but hazy
Peaks on walk Harrison Stickle, Pavey Ark, Thunacar Knotts, Pike o` Stickle, Loft Crag
Walked with Ged and blind Kas
Parking NT car park.

On Friday Ged, Kas and I went to Great Langdale to do a circular walk to include the five Wainwright`s of Harrison Stickle (2403ft), Pavey Ark (2288ft), Thunacar Knotts (2351ft), Pike o`Stickle (2323ft) and Loft Crag (2270ft). A shortish walk of just over 5 miles, but with rocky terrain and so hard on the knees!

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Looking up to Pike How with Harrison Stickle and Pavey Ark behind, from the car park.

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We head up Millbeck.

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Waterfalls.

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Crossing the beck.

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The beck comes down from Stickle Tarn, our first objective.

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Looking down, but not much to see in the haze.

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Pavey Ark.

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Harrison Stickle.

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Looking across Stickle Tarn to Harrison Stickle our first fell. It may only be March but it is hot!

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Panorama of Harrison Stickle, our second fell Pavey Ark and Sergeant Man on the far right at the back.

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Looking down on Stickle Tarn.

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Looking across to Pavey Ark.

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No view today from the summit of Harrison Stickle down the Langdale Valley.

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Pike o' Stickle our fourth fell with a hazy Bowfell behind.

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Looking straight down on Stickle Tarn from Pavey Ark.

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Kas takes a break.

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We stop for lunch on top of Pavey Ark.

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Then we head across the boggy section to the top of Thunacar Knotts. Looking over to High Raise and Sergeant Man.

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Then across the grass towards Pike o' Stickle.

 

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Approaching Pike o' Stickle which is a rocky scramble to get to the summit.

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Usually a good view over to Rossett Gill, but not today!

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From Pike o' Stickle summit looking back to Harrison Stickle on the left and our last fell, Loft Crag on the right, we would also detour to the hill in the middle.

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Easier climbing up than climbing down!

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Loft Crag summit with Pike o' Stickle behind.

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Looking across Dungeon Gill to Harrison Stickle and the path we need to take back down to the valley. First we need to cross the gill.

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Looking down into Dungeon Gill

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Now on the path beside the gill down to Pike How.

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A Dungeon Gill waterfall.

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Pike How ahead.

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Looking down to the pub and my car. Still hazy down the valley.

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Drinking coffee on seats outside the Walker's Bar, still not able to believe how warm it is!

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View back to the pub and mountains.

A very warm walk for the time of year, pity about the haze! The walk took about six hours.
 
Jo.
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