Sunday, 6th May 2008


Walk: Elterwater, Spedding Crag, Silver How, Little Castle How, Blea Rigg, Stickle Tarn, Pavey Ark, Thunacar Knott, Harrison Stickle, Loft Crag, Mark Gate, New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, Chapel Stile, Elterwater
Start Point: Elterwater Grid Ref: NY 329 051
Distance:  12 miles Ascent:  3,800 feet
Weather: Warm and sunny but hazy in the distance
Accompanied by:

On my own

Comments: I took the route over Dow Bank and Spedding Crag to get to Silver How then on past Blea Rigg and up North Gully to Pavey Ark. After visiting Thunacar Knott I headed across to Harrison Stickle and descended by the steeper path.  I had intended doing Pike O' Stickle but decided to miss it out as time was getting on. From Loft Crag I headed down towards Mark Gate - I prefer this route to the other path down which I have taken previously.


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Silver How from the path across Spedding Crag, with Wyke Plantation to the right


The steep path up Silver How can be seen just above the trees


Silver How


The Langdales from Silver How


Crinkle Crags overlook the Oxendale Valley at the head of Great Langdale


Easedale Tarn from Blea Rigg


Stickle Tarn with Harrison Stickle on the left and Pavey Ark on the right


Zooming in on Jack's Rake


Stickle Tarn from the start of North Gully


Pavey Ark


Thunacar Knott


Harrison Stickle


Pavey Ark and Stickle Tarn from Harrison Stickle


The Langdale Valley from Harrison Stickle


Pike O' Stickle from Harrison Stickle


Harrison Stickle from Loft Crag


Loft Crag with Pike O' Stickle to the left


The route down from Loft Crag


The route down to Mark Gate


Blea Tarn with Side Pike and Lingmoor Fell to the right


Dungeon Ghyll waterfall

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