Start point: New Dungeon Ghyll Car Park (NY 295 064)
New Dungeon Ghyll – Stickle Tarn – Jack’s Rake – Pavey Ark – Harrison Stickle – Pike O’Stickle – Martcrag Moor – Stake Pass – Mickleden – New Dungeon Ghyll
Distance: 7 miles Total Ascent: 815 metres Time Taken: 4 hours
Weather: Clear becoming overcast. 17ºC.
The schools are back…and so am I! It was a great feeling to be back out on the high fells again after a busy summer and what has felt like an age. The weather turned up trumps too with almost perfect conditions at the start of the walk and Stickle Tarn was at its best being mirror finished.
Note: This walk involves the awkward (for walkers) Jack’s Rake. Today I took Casper up there with me because I knew he could manage it okay; he is a Bearded Collie and they are bred to be on this type of terrain and he took it all in his stride.
Just because I went up there with my dog, it does not mean that any dog (or human for that matter) will be able to manage it – you have been warned!