|Name of walk||Stickle Pike & Caw|
|Date of walk||2022-04-08|
Early on Friday morning Ged and I drove to Kiln Bank Cross, via Broughton Mills, to make the most of the excellent weather window by walking up to Stickle Pike, via Stickle Tarn, and then on to Caw. A walk of five and a half miles. These fells are from Wainwright’s ‘Outlying Fells’ book.
The route up to Stickle Tarn from our parking spot.
Reflections in Stickle Tarn.
Panorama of Stickle Tarn with Stickle Pike behind. Left click to enlarge, click again to return.
View out to some snowy fells.
The climb to the top.
Summit view down into Dunnerdale and the River Duddon, with Wallowbarrow Crag at the head of the valley. On the skyline to the left is Green Crag and to the right pointy Harter Fell. The snowy fells to the left of Harter Fell include the Scafells and to the right Bowfell.
Summit cairn. This is easily reached in 30 minutes.
We move south to see the view to Great Stickle and the Duddon Estuary.
View back to the summit cairn. Caw our next fell, on the right.
Panorama of the view. Left click to enlarge, click again to return.
A close up of the cairn, Harter Fell and the snow covered peaks.
We make our way back down to the tarn, and head for Caw, the pointy fell ahead.
Back at the car we follow the signed route 'Seathwaite 2 miles', called the Park Head Road.....not a road!
Caw on the right. We follow the track to the otherside of Caw.
At this point we take the old miners' path, which branches off from the Seathwaite path.
A gentle grassy route up to the mine.
We disturb some sunbathing Herdwicks.
Super views into Dunnerdale today.
We reach the old mine ruins.
We have a look into the mine.
We head up to the right of the mine opening.
View back as we head straight up the fellside.
Towards the top we watch the sheep at their watering hole with Blackcombe in the distance, then head around to the left for a sight of the summit Trig Point.
Caw Trig Point.
The back of Dow Crag to the left of Ged's Head. Grey Friar in the middle of the photo.
Central is Devoke Water, to the right Sellafield.
View out to the Duddon Estuary.
A tiny glimpse of Coniston Water.
Summit selfie. Ged still climbing mountains at 82!
We absorb the views.
Snowy fell close up! A bit nippy over there today!
Strike a pose!
We stop for a break out of the wind at the sheep watering hole, which is frozen.
We then head back down to the mine ruins.
This would make a great bothy, if it had a roof!
We have another break on the Miners' path, just to make the most of the views.
View back to Caw.
The clouds have started to come over.
Stickle Pike ahead.
We take a detour and look into another mine, this one is gated.
Back at the signpost.
The walk had taken us under four hours and we were back home for lunch.