Stickle Pike

The first walk of the year up to Stickle Pike…

Stickle Pike

The weather was really closed in and downright miserable this morning

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.

Dunnderdale Fells

It was another lovely afternoon and I took the chance of a late walk to get up amongst the Dunnerdale Fells. This area is always beautiful, reasonably quiet and easy for me to get to for a shorter walk.

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

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 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 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.

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

Everywhere appeared to be shrouded in mist and the drizzle was constant this morning when we had a quick sprint up to Stickle Pike. There were no views to speak of today apart from Dougal and Casper and needless to say it was quiet up there too.

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

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

It was Connie’s choice for a walk this morning and Stickle Pike was the chosen one. Eager Dougal was keen to get out again, he shows boundless energy but we have to keep it in check for now. We seemed to find the best of the weather too as it turned overcast not long afetr we left. As ever the views from this diminutive fell are simply stunning.

Stickle Pike

The schools have now finished and Connie only has eight weeks left to occupy herself! We decided to walk up Stickle Pike on this first day of the holidays and it was really sunny and warm when we set off in the car. All that had changed though by the time we made it to Kiln Bank Cross and all thoughts of a swim or a paddle went out of the window with the strong breeze that was blowing across the fells. It’s always a good one, though, is Stickle Pike with fab views all around.

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!

Winter Walk

We were under cloud at home this morning but I knew those conditions were likely to lead to clear skies once above it and we had some great views today with blue skies and snow and a big temperature inversion over the South Lakes.

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.

Dunnerdale Fells

It was a superb sunny morning this morning for our walk around the Dunnerdale Fells. It was one of those days when it is truly a joy to be out – the sun was shining, the birds were singing and there wasn’t a soul about. Casper and Angus certainly enjoyed the run out, as did I!

The Dunnerdale Fells

There was further sunshine and haze today. We had a short walk around a couple of old favourites up above Broughton Mills – Stickle Pike and Tarn Hill. It felt really warm in the sunshine today, in fact I was in shirt sleeves which I guess is unusual for February – not that I am complaining!

Stickle Pike

It has put a lot of rain and hail down through the night and this morning, so today’s walk was a bit of a ‘smash and grab’ opportunity between heavy hail showers and strong winds, mainly to give Angus and Casper a bit of fresh air and exercise. We almost made it unscathed but got caught in a heavy hailstorm towards the end which left us sodden.

Dunnerdale Fells

I had a shorter walk today in poorer conditions than yesterday up to the Dunnerdale Fells. Angus (the old trooper) was out as well, loving every minute of it of course! It seems like a while since I’ve been up here, certainly before the summer, yet it looks quite wintry already…

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….

Caw

Today I met up with Roger and Ann Hiley and their two dogs for a walk to Stickle Pike and Caw from Seathwaite in the Duddon Valley. The weather was almost unbelievably different to the wet and windy weather we have experienced over the last week or so as it was cool and clear. The views were superb from everywhere today; if only it would stay like this for a while!

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!