13th Apr 07 - Stickle Tarn and the Langdale Pikes

A glorious day albeit a bit hazy.
We started at the New Dungeon Ghyll and climbed the 2000ft+ up the side of Stickle Ghyll to Stickle Tarn. Then we walked along the far from distinct path along the ridge past Blea Crag and Little Castle How with its fantastic views down over Easedale and Codale Tarns.
At least 6 miles/5 hours and actually quite tough!

The very steep (and busy) steps up Stickle Ghyll with the Langdale valley far below.
Stickle Tarn overhung by Harrison Stickle (centre) and the sheer cliff face of Pavey Ark (right)
Looking down over Easedale Tarn from Blea Rigg (c1800ft). You can see how hot and hazy it was. Also the path was very indistinct. It was bad enough on a good day - in the mist it would be a nightmare.
Walking back along the Great Langdale footpath. You can see the ridge we were on in the background. High, rough and rocky!
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