Monday, April 6, 2015

A Langdale Pikes Easter Bimble

Here are a few pictures from a day hike up the Langdale Pikes over the Easter weekend. I took the boy with me. It was to be his 4th and 5th Wainwright fells and a good deal more height than his previous forays. We set off into thick cloud but with hope that the forecast would be right and we would emerge above the cloud base into clear blue skies. Thankfully, they were spot on. 

The route is the classic tourist path from New Dungeon Ghyll up to Stickle Tarn and then up onto Pavey Ark and Harrison Stickle. 

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Ascending into the cloud

Glimpses of blue sky

The boy 'Scrambling'

Getting up above the cloud: Views over to Lingmoor Fell & Wetherlam

Low cloud clearing but still evident over Windermere and beyond

Pavey Ark in warm sunshine

Harrison Stickle

Pavey Ark over Stickle Tarn

Jacks Rake climbing diagonally left on Pavey Ark

Stickle Tarn

Lots of folk climbing up Pavey Ark today. Note the snow at the top of the gully ...

... which the boy had great fun jumping into ...

... and then trying unsuccessfully to build a snowman

Views from Pavey Ark over to Fairfield

A busy Harrison Stickle summit

The triumphant duo

Views over to High Raise

Views down the Great Langdale valley towards Windermere

Views over towards Blea Tarn

A majestic panorama

Cooling off at the bottom of Dungeon Ghyll

Back at the Car Park surveying a good days work


  1. Fabulous day out for your boy, you can see from the photos he's having a great time. Great set of photos Steve.

    1. Thanks Paul. We both had a great day. I was getting all excited about the inversion and he's like "whatever Dad, hurry up, race you to the top!" Next time I will put a few bricks in his rucksack.

  2. Great pictures Paul, we've had some great conditions in the Lakes over the Easter both look like you enjoyed your day :-)

    1. Cheers Al. We had a great day. I've seen some superb pictures over the last few days in the Lakes. Hopefully lots of folk got out to enjoy the great conditions.