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Stickle Pike

Today me and Dougal had a quick sprint up to Stickle Pike and we made the best of a bad job regarding the weather, it certainly put a bit of colour in our cheeks.

Stickle Pike

This morning was really poor, the weather was quite damp and dreary but later on the clouds cleared and there was just enough time for a sprint up to Stickle Pike for a glorious sunset.

Stickle Pike

It looked decidedly wintry as we reached the foot of Stickle Pike today, the showers were of snow and hail and the clouds over the high fells looked to be snow too. Amazingly it started to brighten up almost as soon as we set off with the sunshine lighting up the fells by the time we got to the top. Always a favourite with Connie this one but it was very cold today.

Stickle Pike

The weather this morning was less than fabulous with strong winds and showers. Even at lunchtime when I went for a walk up to Stickle Pike it was almost dark and the wind up on the top was pretty strong as expected and the rain came down in a big way just as I made it back down to the car.

Stickle Pike

The wind was blowing strongly this lunchtime and the weather was changing quickly throughout the walk up to Stickle Pike – a constant rain, sun, dull cycle. That didn’t stop Angus and Casper having a good run and a swim though…

Stickle Pike

After another miserable morning, the skies suddenly cleared at lunchtime and it was bright enough for us to get up to that well worn favourite of ours, Stickle Pike. It was fairly windy up there, especially by the tarn but at least we didn’t get wet!

Stickle Pike

It is the school half-term this week so Connie and I took the dogs up to Stickle Pike, a walk we have often done of course, and one we decided to continue with despite the poor weather around here today. If you are unfamiliar with Stickle Pike, it is a great little fell with a wonderful view (on a clear day!) and a tarn nestling below the summit. Today, however, we could see nothing….

Stickle Pike

It was another beautiful day today and there was time for a short walk up to old favourite Stickle Pike. The views were once again glorious from up there with a haze layer lying over the Duddon Estuary to the south. Although the temperature was low it was really quite warm in the sunshine, especially when climbing the steep south face of the fell.

Stickle Pike

We had a short walk today up to Stickle Pike to help blow away some of the Christmas cobwebs. It was a lovely morning, very still with no one around and we had great fun walking in the crisp snow and ‘daring’ to walk across the frozen Stickle Tarn.

Stickle Pike

The rain was heavy throughout last night which of course fell as snow above 300m. I walked Stickle Pike but the view to the high fells was mostly obliterated by the angry looking snow clouds today. Just because Stickle Pike is small in stature, it doesn’t make the climb or descent any easier when there is wet, slippery snow around – as I found out to my cost!

Stickle Pike

A short walk in the sunshine today around Broughton Mills taking in a lovely round including Stickle Pike – well worth visiting for the views of the high fells, especially the Scafell and Bowfell ranges.

Stickle Pike

As it was a bit brighter this afternoon, we had another short walk up to Stickle Pike above Broughton Mills. We were joined by Connie after she was sprung from school for Easter at lunchtime – much better than sitting in a classroom I think!

Stickle Pike is described in Wainwright’s Stickle Pike chapter in his book ‘The Outlying Fells of Lakeland’, page 126.

Stickle Pike

I had a much shorter walk today than my previous excursion to Ennerdale, with a visit to a pleasantly sunny Stickle Pike which lies between the Lickle and Duddon valley’s. Angus, fresh from the barbers, certainly enjoyed his new non-hairy freedom!

Stickle Pike is described in Wainwright’s Stickle Pike chapter in his book ‘The Outlying Fells of Lakeland’, page 126.

Stickle Pike

After a short break, it was nice to get back home and back to even hotter weather here than abroad! Of course, there were lots of things to do today but I managed to escape for an hour for a quick walk up to Stickle Pike with Angus who was glad to be free again and to have a nice cooling swim.

Stickle Pike

It was lovely and sunny this afternoon, a real tonic after the rain of this week. I had a quick jaunt up to perennial favourite Stickle Pike; it is always a joy to walk around here and the beauty of it is you can make the walk as long (or as short) as you like, so I usually end up just making it up as I go along.

Stickle Pike

It was grey with drizzle this morning – there wouldn’t be any views, anywhere – so we went for a short walk up to our often visited favourite, Stickle Pike above Broughton Mills and the Duddon Valley. There was no company this morning either as the children are back at school, so it was back to the old team once again!

Stickle Pike

After two days of constant heavy rain, it was a welcome opportunity to get out for some fresh air when the heavy clouds finally cleared this afternoon. Connie and Angus certainly seemed pleased to get out at last up to the nearby favourite Stickle Pike.

Stickle Pike

We had an exploration of that old favourite Stickle Pike today, keeping off the paths and looking at things from a different perspective. It was very still and peaceful and a rather enjoyable saunter – we struck lucky with the weather too as just made it back as the rain started to come down heavily.

Stickle Pike

I took the opportunity for a quick walk up to Stickle Pike this afternoon, the higher fells were covered in cloud and this particular fell seemed to stand out from the rest by being in sunshine. It’s a great walk here, there is always something different to explore and the dogs are glad of a place to swim.

Stickle Pike

The summer holidays are over and Casper and Dougal have been on their enforced hols too but now it will be back to business as usual for getting out on the fells a bit more regularly. The weather wasn’t the best today for our walk up to Stickle Pike but we were all glad to be up on the fells again and breath in the glorious fresh air.