Stickle Pike - Lake District Walk

Sunday 16th July 2006

This walk was recommended to me by Sean McMahon as it one of his and his daughters favourite walks and it's easy to see why. I had intended to do it the day after we did Scafell but opted instead to do it on the way home and as it was another very hot day we walked at a very slow pace.

Start: Kiln Bank Cross (SD 2148 9328)

Route: Kiln Bank Cross - Stickle Pike (107) - Tarn Hill (108) - Great Stickle (109) - Stickle Tarn - Kiln Bank Cross

Distance: 2.75 miles     Ascent: 265 metres      Time Taken: 2 hrs 45 mins

Weather: Very hot with no breeze.

Pub Visited: Blacksmiths Arms, Broughton Mills    Ale Drunk: Black Sheep Bitter

Route Map >>


Stickle Pike

In today's heat it looks a long way up to the top of Stickle Pike.

Stickle Tarn

Stickle Tarn at the foot of Stickle Pike.

Stickle Pike summit cairn

Stickle Pike's summit cairn

Harter Fell & Green Crag

Looking across the Dunnerdale Valley with Green Crag (L) and Harter Fell (R) making up the two summits
in the middle of the picture. The Scafells are behind Harter Fell.

Great Stickle ridge

The Great Stickle ridge, with Great Stickle on the far left of the ridge.

Stickle Pike

Looking back up at Stickle Pike from the path to Tarn Hill.

Tarn Hill summit cairn

Tarn Hill's summit cairn.

Great Stickle

Looking across Tarn Hill to Great Stickle.

The Pike & Hesk Fell

The Pike (centre) and Hesk Fell (R) with Yoadcastle behind & between them

The Duddon Estuary

The Duddon Estuary.


Caw, with the Coniston Fells behind.

Paddington Bear

I had been warned by Sean that people liked to build funny shaped cairns on Tarn Hill and as we walked across to
Great Stickle we came across this one. I think it looks like Paddington Bear.

Great Stickle summit trig & cairn

The summit cairn and trig point on Great Stickle.

Black Combe

Black Combe.

Stickle Pike

Looking across to Stickle Pike from Great Stickle.


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