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Sat, 18 Mar


New Dungeon Ghyll Car Park (NY295 064)

Langdale Pikes, Lake District

14km, estimated 5 hours duration, 774m of ascent. This unusual approach to the Langdale Pikes will show you a hidden side to these Lake District icons. For those that are counting, we take in 4 Wainwrights and 1 Trail 100.

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Langdale Pikes, Lake District
Langdale Pikes, Lake District

Time & Location

18 Mar 2023, 10:45 – 16:00

New Dungeon Ghyll Car Park (NY295 064), Ambleside LA22 9JX, UK

About the event

Every Lakeland fellwalker is familiar with the classic outline of the Langdale Pikes as they tower over the valley of Great Langdale looking steep and almost unclimbable in some views.  Most people who aspire to ascend these iconic giants do so via Stickle Tarn and Pavey Ark, but there is another way of doing this superb ridge walk that takes you into areas you may not be familiar with.

This route takes you down lovely Mickleden to its end and then climbs to the summit of the lonely Stake Pass.  From here your way lies up Martcrag Moor to scramble to the summit of Pike o' Stickle (708m).  There then follows a traverse of the rest of the 'Pikes' - Loft Crag (692m), Harrison Stickle (736m) and Pavey Ark (697m).  A gret advantage of using this unusual line of approach is that you will be doing it the opposite way to most other walkers and this means (depending on what time you set out) that you should find things a little quieter, especially by the time you reach Harrison Stickle and Pavey Ark.


  • UK Ventures Hiking Club member

  • Kilimanjaro Group

  • BWC Club member

  • DIS Sponsor employees

  • Casual Hikers




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