Tuesday, 22 October 2013

The Great British Walk 2013

 The Great British Walk-Great Langdale and Grasmere

Discover secret places, stunning scenery, wonderful wildlife and hidden heritage by taking part in the Great British Walk 2013. There are walks for families, themed walks, heritage and wildlife walks, and suggestions for walks around our autumn gardens.

All Walks start & finish from the Sticklebarn in Langdale LA22 9JU, GR NY 295065
The Easedale Round, starts at Allan Bank Grasmere GR NY 333077.
Meeting at Stickle Barn
Meet from 9am for a 10am start. Coffees & teas available (packed Lunches available for purchase) at Sticklebarn and meet at 0930 for a 10am Allan Bank. Refreshments will be available at Allan Bank.

A wet weather walk option that takes us around the valley will be available if the weather is not suitable for the high level routes in Langdale.

Stickle Barn
Monday 28th October

Stickle Tarn and Tarn Crag via Stickle Ghyll

Distance 3.3km, total ascent 399m, total descent 399m, total walking time 2 hours. Grade: medium walk mainly on footpaths.

Leaving Sticklebarn at 1000 we walk up alongside Stickle Ghyll to picturesque Stickle Tarn where we can view the Langdale Valley far below, and the lofty pikes of Pavey Ark and Harrison Stickle.
From here we cross Stickle Ghyll and walk a short way around the tarn until we start our route back via Tarn Crag back to Sticklebarn for well-earned refreshments.  

Stickle Tarn April 2013

Tuesday 29th October

The Langdale Pikes

Distance 6.8km, total ascent 723m, total descent 725m, total walking time 3.5 hours. Grade: Hard steep walking in places but no exposure.

Following a route up to Stickle Tarn we skirt the eastern edge before climbing the east side of Pavey Ark. After leaving Pavey Ark we visit Harrison Stickle and Pike of Stickle before crossing Loft Crag and ticking our 4th Wainwright of the day. We descend via Pike Howe past a couple of peat houses on the way back to Sticklebarn.

Pavey Ark
Wednesday 30th October

Pike Of Blisco

Distance 7.2km, total ascent  619, total descent 623m , total walking time 4 hours. Grade: Hard steep walking in places but no exposure.
This walk takes up the valley of Oxendale and up to Red Tarn via the Browney Ghyll path. From here we make for the summit of Pike Of Blisco before descending down the path via Red Acre Gill.

Pike Of Blisco commands a fantastic view over the hills of Great Langdale  and with it being separated from its neighbours and with a wonderfully rocky summit it gives the impression of being a proper mountain summit.

Thursday 31st October

Bowfell and Esk Pike

Distance 15.4km, total ascent 1052m, total walking time 6.5hours. Grade Hard – steep in places but no exposure.
We walk up The Band to the Bowfell summit for splendid views down into Langdale and over to Scafell Pike to our left. We then walk to Esk Pike (our second Wainwright) before starting our descent to Esk Hause , Angle Tarn and into Mickleden for our return to Sticklebarn.

Friday 01st November

Easedale Round from Allan Bank

Distance 11.9km, 737m ascent, total walking time 4.5 hours. Grade Medium – no steep slopes or exposure. We leave Allan Bank to head towards Silver Howe before heading north west skirting Langdale to our left. As we reach Codale Head we start our return journey via Codale Tarn to Belles Knot and passing peaceful Easedale Tarn. We follow Sourmilk Gill down its path to Easedale and return to Allan Bank. 

Wet Weather Option.

Cumbria way to Elterwater.
Distance 8km, 3hours walking time (approx) mainly level walking on Public Rights of Way (but can be wet and rough). Taking in Farming, Quarries and Woodlands and beautiful views up the Langdale Valley as we return to Sticklebarn for refreshments

Stickle Tarn April 2013

This is a free event, donations welcomed, no need to book, just turn up at Stickle Barn Great Langdale, for more information please click the link 

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