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16. Walking in and above Great Langdale Valley - Langdale Pikes - great scenery and fantastic walks in the Lake District National Park of England

(i) Walking along a section of the Cumbria Way

February 2012 and (ii) Climbing all the Langdale Pikes May 2016

(iii) Some views of Great Langdale and the Langdale Pikes from the road over to Little Langdale?

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Winter - the road straight ahead goes from Elterwater (on the left) down to Great Langdale valley and in the distance the peaks of  Langdale Fell and the Langdale Pikes.

 

Autumn - the road into Great Langdale Valley with the Langdale Pikes rising in the distance

 

Zooming into the snow covered Langdale Pikes

 

The highest points visible are Loft Crag and the flatter Harrison Stickle

 

Langdale Beck on the track from Elterwater to Great Langdale

 

The Langdale Pikes from the track from Elterwater to Great Langdale

 

The Langdale Pikes from the slate quarry above Elterwater

 

Loft Crag, Harrison stickle and the dark mass of Pavey Ark

 

Looking west down Great Langdale Valley

 

The road into Great Langdale past Chapel Stile

 

 

 

Great Langdale and the Langdale Pikes

 

Stickle Ghyll above the Dungeon Ghyll Hotel

 

The car park at New Dungeon Ghyll

 

The hills above Dungeon Ghyll hotel

 

The hills above Stickle Barn

 

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Sticklebarn and beyond up to the Langdale Pikes.

 

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Heading west along the Cumbria Way

 

 

 

First glimpse of Raven Crag.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The peak of Pike of Stickle on the left.

 

 

 

 

 

The head of Great Langdale Valley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mickleden National Trust land

 

 

 

 

A huge boulder is used to prop up a dry stone wall leading up the fell side.

 

Huge stones used to construct the dry stone wall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Herdwick sheep.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back into New Dungeon Ghyll for some refreshment


(ii) Climbing all the Langdale Pikes May 2016

We followed the well trodden route northwest from above the New Dungeon Ghyll hotel

 

The stream of Dungeon Ghyll down on the left as you look down to the New Dungeon Ghyll

 

The Dungeon Ghyll waterfall.

 

Looking south across Great Langdale

 

Blea Tarn on the left

 

Many peaks visible as you climb up.

 

The cairn on the summit above Loft Crag with Pike of Stickle in the distance.

 

The head of Great Langdale and the round peak of Pike of Stickle.

 

From Loft Crag you descend a little and then climb up to the summit of 'Pike O stickle'

 

The view west from Pike of Stickle - Harrison stickle and Loft Crag

 

A V view of Great Langdale as you walk east towards Harrison Stickle.

 

View down the side of Loft Crag

 

Blea Tarn.

 

Looking east down Great Langdale from the summit of Harrison Stickle.

 

Pavey Ark and stickle Tarn.

 

The rough rocks on top of Harrison Stickle.

 

Looking back to Harrison Stickle as we head towards Pavey Ark.

 

The rocks between Harrison Stickle and Pavey Ark.

 

The broad 'top' of Pavey Ark.

 

The last snow on the Langdale Pikes?

 

The view down to Dungeon Ghyll over Stickle Tarn.

 

 

 

The rocks on top of Pavey Ark.

 

After Pavey Ark we descend southeast towards Stickle Tarn.

 

 

 

The stream of Stickle Ghyll comes into view.

 

The top Stickle Ghyll, looking up to High Raise.

 

Stickle Tarn and Harrison Stickle

 

Harrison stickle, Stickle Tarn and Pavey Ark.

 

The massif of Pavey Ark

 

Stickle Tarn and Pavey Ark

 

 

Looking south down Stickle Ghyll. There are paths down both sides of the stream to return to the New Dungeon Ghyll.

 

The New Dungeon Ghyll in Great Langdale comes into sight.

 

The tumbling waters of Stickle Ghyll

 

 

 

 

 

The waterfalls of Stickle Ghyll

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back to the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel - a most excellent walk of ~4 miles in ~ 4 hours

 

The view over the New dungeon Ghyll Hotel to Blea Rigg and many crags.

 

Refreshments in the National Park Sticklebarn

 


 

The New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel for good pub grub and snacks and drinks etc.

 

The Sticklebarn Tavern for snacks, bar meals and drinks

(iii) Some views of Great Langdale and the Langdale Pikes from the road over from Great Langdale to Little Langdale

 

 

A panoramic view of Langdale Fell and the Langdale Pikes

 

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