The Langdale Pikes

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

Start – New Dungeon Ghyll
Route – NDG – Stickle Ghyll – Stickle Tarn – Sergeant Man – High Raise – Thunacar Knottl – 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
© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

Looking from New Dungeon Ghyll up our route of ascent

Looking from New Dungeon Ghyll up our route of ascent

Heading up Stickle Ghyll

Heading up Stickle Ghyll

Looking back down and across to Lingmoor Fell

Looking back down and across to Lingmoor Fell

Pavey Ark over Stickle Tarn. Jack's Rake running diagonally up right to left

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

On the path to Sergeant Man, Pavey Ark on the right and a small part of Stickle Tarn

Sergeant Man

Sergeant Man

From Sergeant Man summit looking along Blea Rigg with Windermere in the distance

From Sergeant Man summit looking along Blea Rigg with Windermere in the distance

High Raise summit looking to a distant Skiddaw

High Raise summit looking to a distant Skiddaw

Langdale Pikes 9

Looking along Langstrath to the Scafells and the obviously shaped Great Gable to the right

High Raise summit trig

High Raise summit trig

Heading to Thunacar Knott with the pointy Sergeant Man and a dark looking Helvellyn range behind.

Heading to Thunacar Knott with the pointy Sergeant Man and a dark looking Helvellyn range behind.

Yours truly on Thunacar Knott

Yours truly on Thunacar Knott

Looking down on Stickle Tarn from Pavey Ark

Looking down on Stickle Tarn from Pavey Ark

Heading round to Harrison Stickle with the vertical face of Pavey Ark over Stickle Tarn.

Heading round to Harrison Stickle with the vertical face of Pavey Ark over Stickle Tarn.

Harrison Stickle summit with the Coniston range behind

Harrison Stickle summit with the Coniston range behind

Great Langdale all the way to Windermere

Great Langdale all the way to Windermere

Looking down to Pike O'Stickle

Looking down to Pike O’Stickle

Pike O'Stickle, the way up is following the stairs to the right

Pike O’Stickle, the way up is following the stairs to the right

Me again on Loft Crag this time, Pike O'Stickle behind

Me again on Loft Crag this time, Pike O’Stickle behind

Harrison Stickle from Loft Crag

Harrison Stickle from Loft Crag

Descending to Great Langdale

Descending to Great Langdale with a bit of drizzle falling now