Stickle Pike and Caw

Name of walk Stickle Pike and Caw
Date of walk 2009-09-12
It just figures that as I went back to school this week we have had the best 4 days of sunshine since June and I have had to admire it from the inside of my laboratory! Typical!
Thankfully the sunshine held out until today so Brendan and I went for a walk in the Dunnerdale Hills. First via Stickle Tarn to Stickle Pike (1231ft) then a detour to an old quarry, and finally climbing Caw (1735ft).
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Looking up at Stickle Pike summit cairn from Stickle Tarn.

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A few tarn views.

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Caw is top left. The quarries are above the spoil heaps.

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Brendan arriving on the summit.

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View from the summit over to Caw and down on to the tarn.

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Green Crag and Harter Fell in the middle distance. The Scafells and the Crinkles behind. Seathwaite in the foreground.

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I was surrounded by flying ants!

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The flying ants carpeted the area where I stood to take this photo of Walney Island.....they climbed up my boots!

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We went to look at the old quarry works and ruins.

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Looking back to Stickle Pike from the top of one of the spoil heaps. Another mine is seen bottom left.

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We walked up the Park Head Road track to the col and looked up at Caw.

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Looking down the other side of Park Head Road that leads down to Seathwaite.

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The way up was quite steep. From the summit of Caw looking over to Grey Friar, Great Carrs, Swirl How, the back of Dow Crag (pointy bit), Coniston Old Man and Walna Scar.

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Pillar, Harter Fell, Scafell, Scafell Pike, Great End, Esk Pike, Bowfell, Crinkle Crags, Cold Pike, Pike o` Blisco, Grey Friar.....A pretty good panorama!

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A close-up. Seathwaite church bottom left.

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For an isolated spot there were seven other people on the summit!

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With eyesight Devoke Water was very clear....but a bit hazy in the photo....just below horizon in the middle......spot of blue?

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Church close up.

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Heading down.

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Walking back on the Park Head Road track, Stickle Pike ahead

A very warm day. The walk was about 5 miles. We stopped at the Blacksmiths Arms for a drink on the way back…..purely for rehydration purposes!
Jo.
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