The Langdales Tuesday 15th September 2020

There are some walks that stay with you for a long time and this is definitely one of them. Today's route was planned as an opportunity for John to do the Birkett tops I had done prior to meeting him. The ascent to Stickle Tarn was relatively easy, except for crossing the stream, which given how full it was I struggled to cross. When we arrived at Stickle Tarn I then also found out that my camera had stopped working, an expensive repair as it turned out. The real sting in the tail though was to come at High Raise where the path we planned to use to get to Stake Pass and clearly shown on the map didn't actually exist. We were not alone in discovering this as two lads were also stood looking for the same path and we were then joined by another couple who confirmed they had stood at the other end of the path hoping to use it to reach High Raise to find it didn't exist. As a result of this the walk ended up being much longer than originally planned.

Start: Stickle Ghyll car park (NY 2937 0638)

Route:

Stickle Ghyll car park - Stickle Tarn - Sergeant Man - Thunacar Knott - Pavey Ark - Harrison Stickle - Thunacar Knott - High Raise - Sergeant Man - Blea Rigg - Silver How - Grasmere

Distance: 11.5 miles     Ascent: 995 metres      Time Taken: 11 hrs 30 mins

Terrain: Predominantly clear paths.

Weather: Warm and sunny

Pub Visited: None    Ale Drunk: None

Route Map >>

 

Stickle Tarn

The photos for the rest of the walk will follow shortly.

 

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