Talk of the Lake District and walking mountains and inevitably The Langdale Pikes will come up eventually. For a large number of visitors that head to The Lakes only to stay around Lake Windermere then The Langdale Pikes sit high dominating the view to the north of the Lake. Starting up Stickle Ghyll we headed for Sergeant Man first and then High Raise before doubling back to the Pikes, picking off 7 Wainwrights in total on a classic walk.
|Start – New Dungeon Ghyll
|Route – NDG – Stickle Ghyll – Stickle Tarn – Sergeant Man – High Raise – Thunacar Knott – Pavey Ark – Harrison Stickle – Pike O’Stickle – Loft Crag – NDG
|Distance – 7 miles Start time – 08.40am Time taken – 7 hrs Highest Point – High Raise 762m
|Weather – Dry with some sun to start, clouding over with drizzle in the last half mile
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Looking from New Dungeon Ghyll up our route of ascent
Heading up Stickle Ghyll
Looking back down and across to Lingmoor Fell
Pavey Ark over Stickle Tarn. Jack’s Rake running diagonally up right to left
On the path to Sergeant Man, Pavey Ark on the right and a small part of Stickle Tarn
Sergeant Man ahead
From Sergeant Man summit looking along Blea Rigg with Windermere in the distance, next we head on to High Raise.
High Raise summit looking to a distant Skiddaw
Looking along Langstrath to the Scafells and the obviously shaped Great Gable to the right
High Raise summit trig
Heading to Thunacar Knott with the pointy Sergeant Man and a dark looking Helvellyn range behind.
Yours truly on Thunacar Knott
Looking down on Stickle Tarn from Pavey Ark
Heading round to Harrison Stickle with the vertical face of Pavey Ark over Stickle Tarn.
Harrison Stickle summit with the Coniston range behind
Great Langdale all the way to Windermere
Looking down to Pike O’Stickle
Pike O’Stickle, the way up is following the stairs to the right
Me again on Loft Crag this time, Pike O’Stickle behind
Harrison Stickle from Loft Crag
Descending to Great Langdale with a bit of drizzle falling now, a pint was had in Sticklebarn at the end of this cracking walk