Five Langdale Pikes

Name of walk Five Langdale Pikes
Date of walk 2010-06-30
Distance walked (miles) 5
Duration of walk 5 hours 30 minutes
Weather Blue skies and sunshine
Peaks on walk Harrison Stickle, Pavey Ark, Thunacar Knotts, Pike O\'Stickle, Loft Crag
Walked with Tom and his friend Alex Boyd
Parking NT car park, Great Langdale.

Yesterday Tom, Alex (who have now finished their GCSEs) 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 short walk of just over 5 miles.

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We set off from the car park at 9.20am via the hotels and headed for Mill Beck. View of our route back down from the car park

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We headed up on the right of Mill Gill. I had last been up this way four years ago. There is now a pitched path all the way to Stickle Tarn which is a big improvement.

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Not much water in the waterfalls.

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But there is a bit more water when you are standing directly above one!

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Looking down Great Langdale Valley.

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Not far to go until we reach the tarn.

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Alex and Tom should be able to keep up!

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The awesome Pavey Ark, our second destination.

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Our first destination is Harrison Stickle. Our route up goes from left to right.

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The boys take a breather

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Looking along the tarn towards Blea Rigg.

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The new pitched path continues half-way to the summit. The bags show where the work has progressed to, from then on you need to negotiate the rough bolders.

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Looking down on the tarn and over to the Helvellyn range. Tom and Alex are way behind!

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Looking over to Pavey Ark while I wait for Tom and Alex to catch up.....again!

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The boys having a rest on the summit.

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Dungeon Ghyll below. Looking over Lingmoor and Side Pike towards Blea Tarn. Wetherlam on the right.

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We walked over to Pavey Ark. View back to Harrison Stickle from the summit.

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Looking directly down on Stickle Tarn.

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Time for lunch.

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Thunacar Knott, our next destination, is behind me on the right.

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Some nice grassy terrain made a pleasant change from the rock......it was still a bit boggy in places.

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North summit cairn of Thunacar Knott. Behind is Great Gable, Glaramara and Dale Head.

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We cross the grass and head for Pike o`Stickle on the right. Loft Crag is far left.

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There is a short scramble to get to the top of Pike o`Stickle. Good views over to Rossett Gill and Bowfell.

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Tom and Alex on the summit. Bowfell, Scafell Pike and Esk Pike behind them.

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Once down we set off for Loft Crag on the right. Harrison Stickle is on the left and our path back down is at the base.

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View down a gully to the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel.

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Heading away from Pike o`Stickle towards Loft Crag.

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After Loft Crag we walked to the start of Dungeon Ghyll. Very little water in it today.

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The waterfalls are almost non-existant.

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We traverse the side of Harrison Stickle. Windermere directly ahead.

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Heading down to the peak of Pike How.

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View back to the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel from Pike How.

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Looking over at our route up by Mill Gill.

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Descending from Pike How.

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The Walker`s Bar at the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel and a well earned drink!

The walk had taken us five and a half hours and had thankfully been a warm, windless sunny day.
Jo.

 

 

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