Pavey Ark | Thunacar Knott | Harrison Stickle | Pike Of Stickle | Loft Crag
Date: 13th September 2018 Distance: 9.30km (5.78 Mile) Parking: National Trust Car Park
Start Location: New Dungeon Ghyll Ascent (m/ft): 733m (2405ft) Weather:

Drizzle, Cloud Base 700m

Time Started: 08:00 Highest Point: Harrison Stickle (736m/2415ft) Difficulty: Difficult
Duration: 6 Hours 30 Minutes        
Route: New Dungeon Ghyll - Stockle Ghyll - Stickle Tarn - North Rake - Pavey Ark (700m/2297ft) - Thunacar Knott (723m/2372ft) - Harrison Stickle (736m/2415ft) - Harrison Combe - Pike O' Stickle (709m/2326ft) - Loft Crag (670m/2198ft) - Thorn Crag (642m/2106ft) - Pike Howe - Dungeon Ghyll - New Gungeon Ghyll

My sister and brother in law have wanted to climb the Langdale Pikes for many years and today was set to be the day to do them. Originally the weather was not meant to be too bad but the wind really picked up and it rained for a good portion of the walk. Still a very enjoyable day!


The first of many waterfalls along Stickle Ghyll.

Stickle Ghyll.


The path up to Stickle Tarn.


The view back to Lingmoor Fell and Side Pike.

Pavey Ark beyond Stickle Tarn.

Harrison Stickle.

Jack's Rake heading diagonally up the cliff. Originally that was going to be the chosen route of ascent but not in this weather!

Instead we headed round to North Rake.

North Rake.

The view to Stickle Tarn and Great Langdale from the summit of Pavey Ark.


Harrison Stickle free of cloud at the moment. It was a few minutes after this that the weather changed and the cloud lowered.


Thunacar Knott summit cairn.

Pike Of Stickle.

This is the summit cairn on Harrison Stickle. Well into the cloud here.

Almost a view...

Improving views as we head across to Pike of Stickle.

Pike of Stickle.

Harrison Stickle and Loft Crag.


The summit cairn on Pike of Stickle.


Following the path to Loft Crag. To the left is Thorn Crag.

The summit of Loft Crag.

One of the cairns on Thorn Crag.

And the other cairn with Harrison Stickle.

Deep ravines of Dungeon Ghyll.

Views into Great Langdale.

Dungeon Ghyll Force.


More views of Great Langdale from the descent.


A final photo of Side Pike and Wetherlam.