The Langdale Pikes

Start point: New Dungeon Ghyll Car Park (NY 295 064)

New Dungeon Ghyll – Stickle Tarn – Harrison Stickle Pavey Ark Thunacar Knott Pike O’Stickle Loft Crag Thorn Crag – Pike How – New Dungeon Ghyll

Distance: 5 miles     Total Ascent: 791 metres     Time Taken: 3 hours 30 minutes     Start Time: 09:00

Weather: Lots of wintry showers. 5°C

The weather took a turn for the worse as I climbed alongside Stickle Ghyll this morning and became really wintry on the climb to Harrison Stickle. Backed by a strong wind is was a proper winter’s day with the weather changing minute by minute. There were fleeting clear spells which were magical, but I really enjoyed every step of today’s walk – weather and all.

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