Harrison Stickle

21st February 2009



Wainwright Guidebook

The Central Fells



Ascent: 736 Mtrs  2414Ft
Wainwrights: 2 Pavey Ark, Harrison Stickle
Weather: Clear Blue Skies With Cloud In The Afternoon
Parking: Pay & Display Car Park Opposite The New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel ,Great Langdale
Area: Central Fells
Walking With: Stephen Harrison
Ordnance Survey: OL6 (1:25)
Time Taken:  

Map and Photo Gallery


Harrison Stickle & Pike of Stickle  ,We couldn’t of picked a better day for walking in the lakes , In fact if I do remember rightly there was no need for any winter clothing today so the jackets stayed in the back packs

The start of the walk & the dreaded steps (There goes my knees talking again!) Of course I don’t mean that the Trust have done an excellent job in maintaining this path

Definitely cant argue with the weather today ,Perfect walking weather

Looking back down the path towards Lingmoor Fell

And back down the path where it crosses Stickle Ghyll

Harrison Stickle summit from Stickle Tarn & there’s still quite a way to go yet but for now a quick rest at the Dam

Stickle Tarn & Stickle Dam tucked away top left of the picture

Sergeants Man & Blea Rigg

Walking past The New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel at the start of the walk I realised id left my water bottle back at the car ,Now at first I thought I might have to track back to the car to get it then ste mentioned the empty water bottles we carry in our packs, So after nicking a few sips from ste on the way up I managed to fill the bottle here & give myself brain freeze every time I took a sip, Its not something i do regular but if I’m running low i wouldn’t hesitate to refill my bottle at any fast flowing beck ,I honestly cant tell the difference

last push up towards Pavey Ark

The Central Fells from Pavey A

Considering were only in February all the  snow seems to summit level

These two brave uns had just ascended Jack’s Rake  ,Definitely good enough reason for another trip back to Harrison Stickle

Its been glorious all morning then as soon as we near the summit the cloud rolls in a pretty much stays with us for the rest of the day


Zooming in on the summit


Harrison Stickle summit & for some strange reason I hadn’t taken a picture of the summit cairn & thinking back I cant for the life of me think why

Heading of the summit towards Thorn Crag our decent route, & for now the cloud doesn’t seem to be going anywhere

A trickier part of the decent route

The sun trying its best to get through the cloud over Wrynose Fell.


New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel & Time for a much deserved pint.


The Wainwright Inn ,Great Langdale.



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