Thunacar Knott

Sat 31 May 2008

Route: Stickle Barn, Great Langdale - Mark Gate - Thorn Crag - Loft Crag - Pike O'Stickle - Thunacar Knott - Martcrag Moor - Stake Pass - Mickleden - Stickle Barn

Distance: 7.25 miles

Ascent: 2,500ft

Time: 4 hours 50 minutes

With: David Hall and Neil Haslewood


Blue sky and sunshine

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Crinkle Crags with Pike o'Blisco on the left from above Stickle Barn

The way ahead, our route (Mark Gate) on the left, Dungeon Ghyll in the middle and Pike Howe on the right

Windermere, Lingmoor Fell and Blea Tarn from the ascent

Loft Crag and Pike o'Stickle from Thorn Crag's summit

Harrison Stickle with the Pike Howe path above Dungeon Ghyll

Looking down on Pike Howe from Thorn Crag

Loft Crag's summit

Pike o'Stickle from Loft Crag

Harrison Stickle from Loft Crag

Mickleden below and Bowfell in shadow from Loft Crag

Looking down South Scree into the Langdale valley

High Raise from Pike o'Stickle's summit with Skiddaw in the distance, left

Loft Crag from Pike o'Stickle's summit

Martcrag Moor with Glaramara behind from Pike o'Stickle

Rossett Pike and the head of Mickleden

Our path across Harrison Combe to Thunacar Knott from Pike o'Stickle

Descending off Pike o'Stickle

Looking back to Pike o'Stickle with Crinkle Crags and Bowfell in shadow behind

The north western fells from Thunacar Knotts summit, Wainwright's top can be seen on the far side of the tarn

Looking towards Great Gable from Thunacar Knott's summit tarn

Sergeant Man with the Helvellyn ridge, Saint Sunday Crag, Seat Sandal and Fairfield beyond from Thunacar Knott's north top

Martcrag Moor

Langstrath with Rosthwaite Fell on the left, Sergeant's Crag on right and Skiddaw in the distance from Martcrag Moor

Stake Pass

Langdale Combe with Bowfell ahead

Zooming in on the Great Slab, Bowfell

Pike o'Stickle


Looking down into Mickleden from the Stake Pass path

Mickleden from the sheepfold where the Rossett Gill and Stake Pass paths meet

Rossett Pike from Mickleden, we had descended from Stake Pass on the right of the photo


Looking up to Pike o'Stickle and Loft Crag from Mickleden

The track between the Old and New Dungeon Ghyll Hotels

The track back to the New Dungeon Ghyll

Previous Walk: Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head (Thu 29 May 2008)

Next Walk: Dodd (Wed 4 Jun 2008)

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