Sunday, 30th March 2014

Walk: Rossett Pike, Martcrag Moor, Pike o' Stickle, Harrison Stickle, Pavey Ark and Stickle Tarn
Start Point: New Dungeon Ghyll Grid Reference: NY 294 064
Distance: 10.5 miles Ascent: 2,600 feet
Time: 6.5 hours
Weather: Breezy on the tops but good amounts of sunshine and warm
Comments: Taking a clockwise route we followed the Cumbria Way along Mickleden before branching off up Rossett Gill for Rossett Pike. After a brief stop for a snack we then headed for Pike o' Stickle, Harrison Stickle and Pavey Ark. Our return route took us along the shore of Stickle Tarn (below Pavey Ark) for a final descent via Pike Howe. An excellent walk spoilt only by the hazy views.

This looks like an eaasy walk in the park

How much more climbing is there?

Rossett Pike at last, Pike o' Stickle next

The top of Pike o' Stickle, a pity about the misty view

Who said we had finished climbin? Harrison Stickle doesn't look too bad from here

Made it to the top, Korser obviously thinks it's cold up here

The final climb of the day took us to Pavey Ark with Harrison Stickle in the distance

The Langdale Valley from above Pike Howe . . .

but are we looking at mist or is it air pollution?

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