The unseasonably warm weather was continuing today so we opted for a walk up to Blea Rigg, then onto Sergeant Man, High Raise and the Langdale Pikes. Unfortunately by the time we arrived at Pavey Ark we ran out of time so decided to head back down and save the others for another day.
Date: 14th October 2015 Distance: 13.1km (8.14 Miles) Parking: National Trust Car Park
Start Location: New Dungeon Ghyll Ascent (m/ft): 1029m (3376ft) Weather:

Sunny, 15°C

Time Started: 09:47 Highest Point: High Raise (762m/2500ft) Difficulty: Difficult
Duration: 7 Hours 24 Minutes    
Route: New Dungeon Ghyll - Stickle Ghyll - Stickle Tarn - Blea Rigg (541m/1775ft) - Codale Head (730m/2395ft) - Sergeant Man (736m/2415ft) - High Raise (762m/2500ft) - Thunacar Knott (723m/2372ft) - Pavey Ark (700m/2297ft) - Stickle Tarn - Stickle Ghyll - New Dungeon Ghyll

Waterfalls at the bottom of Stickle Ghyll. There are many waterfalls along the ghyll, some of them are beautiful.

Did someone say its actually August? It was warm in the sunshine and not a cloud about at the moment.


Soem mist still creeping about in Great Langdale.

The path up and Harriston Stickle just peaking over the horizon.

Harrison Stickle. Its deceptive because theres quite a long way between the green bracken and the rocky summit you can see.

Lingmoor Fell on the other side of Great Langdale.

One of the waterfalls I mentioned earlier.
Pike Howe in the foreground (which can be mistaken for the top when looking up from the car park below) and Wetherlam way behind.
Swirl How and Great Carrs.
The first view of Sergeant Man with people on the top already.
Pavey Ark towering above Stickle Tarn which was nice and calm this morning.
Almost perfect reflections of Harrison Stickle.

Harrison Stickle Portrait.
Pavey Ark from the path over to Blea Rigg. The distinctive line across to the upper left is Jacks Rake - an exciting Grade 1 Scramble.
The Langdale Pikes and Stickle Tarn.
Once up on the ridge there was a superb view to the valley of Easedale with Easedale Tarn sitting just below. The main peak on the horizon is Fairfield with Seat Sandal to its left.
Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike and Dollywaggon Pike behind Steel Fell and Gibson Knott.
Seat Sandal and Fiarfield. At the bottom right you can see the Howitzer which is the summit of Helm Crag.
The summit cairn on Blea Rigg. Been a fair while since I was last up here!
The ridge leading all the way to Silver How.
Ingleborough way past Windermere.
The summit of Blea Rigg looking back to the Langdale Pikes and up to the right is Sergeant Man - the next summit along the walk.
Such an amazing view towards the Eastern Fells today.
Helm Crag.
The Coniston Fells.
Crinkle Crags.
The Langdale Pikes.
Belles Knott. Not looking quite as dramatic from this angle!
Codale and Easedale Tarns.
Easedale Tarn and the Fairfield group of fells.
Codale Tarn and the Helvellyn group.
Dramatic views on the left side of the ridge too!
This is the summit of Codale Head looking East towards Helvellyn.
The summit of Codale Head now looking west towards Sergeant Man, Crinkle Crags and Bowfell.
Sergeant Man and Bowfell in the distance.
The view towards the Coniston Fells and Pavey Ark from Sergeant Man.
High Raise as seen from Sergeant Man.
Codale Head. Look a little wet and marshy down there! I followed the path round to the right you can see here.
A wide open vista from Sergeant Man.
The view north was restricted but you can see Skiddaw past the slopes of High Raise.
And Blencathra over the top of Ullscarf.
The summit cairn on Sergeant Man. Many years since I was last up here! 2008 I think!
Great Gable.
Scafell Pike and Great End.
Bowfell.
When on the top of Sergeant Man there was a couple asking about an old early 19th Century OS Marker, describing it as a carving in the stones on the summit in the shape of an arrow. Its well worn now but you can still just make out the arrow.
Tarn on High Raise.
The summit of High Raise and its amazing view north and west.
A long distance view to Skiddaw with a section of Bassenthwaite Lake visible.
Skiddaw standing tall behind Keswick.
Glaramara on the other side of Langstrath.
The North Wester Fells, the highest over there being Grasmoor.
Breathtaking views.
The summit of Glaramara. Over to the left is Pillar.
Comb Head with High Stile in the background.
Rosthwaite Cam with many layers of fells behind and a distant view of Scotland.
Bessyboot - the Wainwright summit of Rosthwaite Fell. The small tarn you can see on the left is Tarn at Leaves.
Fleetwith Pike and the mighty Honister Crag.
Sergeant Man.
The cairn on the lower summit of Thunacar Knott.
The tarn on Thunacar Knott... Maybe Thunacar Tarn?
And this is the cairn on the actual summit of Thunacar Knott with Harrison Stickle to the right.
Dramatic views from the top of Pavey Ark. It was about here we looked at the time and decided to head down to Stickle Tarn rather than continuing onto the rest of the Langdale Pikes.
Harrison Stickle.
Spectacular view of Great Langdale.
The summit of Pavey Ark with no cairn.
The path down was steep and a bit dodgy in places but the views to Pavey Ark were amazing.