Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Great Langdale Skyline – 29 March

Pauline’s Rucksack Club Meet of 2014 was planned long ago, before she knew her sister’s birthday celebration would start the day before and end the day after and so we met at the New Dungeon Ghyll without her. The route climbed to Stickle Tarn and Pavey Ark before wander through the Langdale Pikes, going on to Esk Hause via Rossett Pike. From Esk Hause Shelter, we strolled over Esk Pike, Bow Fell and the Crinkles before descending to the valley floor over Pike O’Blisco. The cool wind was an almost constant companion and as the day went on the high clouds thinned to allow some Spring sunshine to bring a little warmth to the day. A few patches of last weekend’s snow lingered but the contrast with last weekend in Buttermere could hardly have been more complete.


20140329-1-gt_langdale-16Climbing to Stickle Tarn

20140329-2-gt_langdale-25Stickle Tarn

20140329-3-gt_langdale-31Pike Of Stickle

20140329-4-gt_langdale-37-EditRossett Pike with some HRMI “Bob Graham Round” aspirants and their navigator

20140329-5-gt_langdale-40-EditIll Crag and more above Upper Eskdale

20140329-6-gt_langdale-42-EditOn Esk Pike

20140329-7-gt_langdale-50-EditThe Scafells Massif

20140329-9-gt_langdale-58-EditLooking down Mosedale towards Cockley Beck

20140329-11-gt_langdale-67-EditThe Crinkles and Bow Fell

20140329-12-gt_langdale-71-EditThe Coniston Fells

20140329-13-gt_langdale-72-EditGreat Langdale

Thanks to Pauline for a great route with weather to match and also to everyone else who came along and provided very fine company on a superb day above Great Langdale


  1. Great set of pictures - as usual - to get me drooling again. We were in Langdale last weekend too, but in my weakened state only got up Rossett Ghyll and back down from Stake Pass on Sunday. Very enjoyable walk in smashing weather. Amazed at all the conservation work that's gone on up there.....

  2. Thanks, glad you enjoyed the photos.

    I have read your blog and I know that even in "your weakened state" you did more than most people in Cumbria never mind more than most people of your age. You and your wonderful partner are an inspiration to the rest of us and long may it continue.