Mountain Journeys

A windy day on the Langdale Pikes

Stickle tarn and Pavey Ark

Pavey Ark from Stickle Tarn

The Langdale Pikes are some of my favourite Lakeland fells so it is always a pleasure when clients ask us for a guided walk here.  I set off from Stickle Barn with Dean and Justine who were on their honeymoon - a couple who opted not for warm, sandy beaches but for an active holiday in the lovely Lake District!  This was last week and it was a cold, windy day and the cloud was down by the time we were half way up Pavey Ark so views from the tops were not great.  After Pavey Ark we headed over to Harrison Stickle and then onto Pike O'Stickle with it's rocky top which we scrambled up.  Then over to Loft Crag before heading back down to the shelter of the valley.   It's not often you have the mountains to yourselves but today was almost one of these.  We'd seen no one at all on the walk and were just heading off Loft Crag for the path down when we spied a couple wandering around.  They'd lost their bearings and were searching for the way down to Langdale - luckily they met us as it was pretty cold to be hanging around on the tops for long!

Thank you for a lovely day out Dean and Justine!


Herdwick sheep in the Lake District

Herdwick sheep

Lingmoor and Blea Tarn in cloud

Looking towards Lingmoor and Blea Tarn (right) in cloud



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