Langdale Linear

Weather was now improving and we ventured a little higher. Today would entail a bus ride from Skelwith Bridge to the New Dungeon Gyhll pub and then ascend to Stickle Tarn and wend our way back to Skelwith roughly following the easterly ridge.

Route

Our Welsh bus passes unfortunately are invalid in England and Andy a “Sais” was too young for a pass. The single fare was £4.80!!! At the pub we soon started the climb alongside the river leading to Stickle Tarn.

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The climb to Stickle Tarn

The path is engineered all the way and there seemed to be a continuous line of people all heading up. The old path on the left is clearly no longer encouraged although our young Andy way out in front of us took it. We eventually met up at the tarn and the crowds expected had dispersed.

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Andy walking on water

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Stickle Tarn with Harrison Stickle in background

The cliff face opposite the tarn is Pavey Ark with the infamous Jack’s Rake.

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Pavey Ark

We were not going that way and our route went south easterly up and down various outcrops leading back to Skelwith Bridge.

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Easedale Tarn

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Coledale Tarn

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Lunch stop

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Great Langdale

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Grasmere and Rydal Water

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The views today were extensive and clear.

 

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