Tuesday 21st April 2009
Stickle Tarn Car Park (NY 295 064)
New Dungeon Ghyll -
Loft Crag -
Pike O'Stickle - Martcrag Moor -
Stake Pass - Mickleden - New Dungeon Ghyll
Distance: 5.8 miles
Total Ascent: 677 metres
Time Taken: 3 hours
Weather: Cold and wet on the tops. 10oC.
I was up and about early this morning and
initially it looked promising as though it might turn out beautiful and
sunny as it has been over the last few days. In fact it turned out to be
completely the opposite as I got a good soaking and so opted to complete
only half of the intended route (fair weather walker!). Casper has had a
Holme Fell reflected in Yew Tree Tarn with the early
morning mist rising from the water.
Yew Tree Tarn reflections.
Sunrise on the Langdale Pikes.
Pike How and Tarn Crag, Pavey Ark is visible in the
Great Langdale sunrise.
Looking up towards Loft Crag. It looks like Casper has
hired a stunt dog for the day!
Crinkle Crags have a good covering of cloud this
The mist is starting to envelop me now here looking
across Great Langdale to Lingmoor Fell and Side Pike, Blea Tarn is also
Misty Great Langdale.
How now foxy loxy? I bet Casper is as glad of his
haircut as I was that I managed to remember to wear sun cream, shorts
Heading for Pike o' Stickle and this is as good as it
gets. There was a really cold wind up here now so it was hat and gloves
Pike o' Stickle summit and now it was raining so it
full waterproofs time as well. In fact it was completely miserable so I
headed across boggy Martcrag Moor and decided to get down to valley
level at Stake Pass. Thank goodness for GPS too, the most valuable time
saving piece of fell walking equipment you can buy.
Almost into Mickleden at the bottom of Stake Pass.
Mickleden looking towards Rossett Gill and Stake Pass.
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