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A lazy day in Langdale

A lazy day in Langdale

Postby canisp » Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:32 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Blea Rigg, Sergeant Man

Date walked: 27/04/2011

Time taken: 9

Distance: 7 km

Ascent: 700m

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Hills done, Sergeant Man and Blea Rigg
OS Map No 90
Start Great Langdale 294064
Distance walked 7 km’s
Height Gain 700 metre’s
27 April 2011

Please note, due to the haze some of the photo’s have been heavily processed :oops: any resemblance to reality is purely accidental.

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Leaving the car park

Leaving the car at 8:00 am i hiked up the well maintained footpath to Stickle Tarn, then after a brief rest followed the east bank of Bright Beck to Grid Ref 287083 before a steeper ascent north put me on the summit of Sergeant Man, from car to summit 115 minutes.

Looking up to Sergeant Man

The summit cairn of Sergeant Man

Stickle Tarn, Harrison Stickle and Pavey Ark

Stickle Tarn, Harrison Stickle and Pavey Ark

Living so close to these hills i don’t feel the need to push myself (only intent was 2 Wainwrights this day), and spent over 1 hour on the summit of Sergeant Man in the warm sunshine taking in the views. Eventually i headed off to Blea Rigg where the best part of 2 more hours was spent lazing around, i was reluctant to move.

Blea Crag with Fairfield top left

Blea Crag and Easedale Tarn

The summit cairn of Blea Rigg

The summit cairn of Blea Rigg

But the time came when i had to make a move, thereafter a leisurely walk due west brought me back to Stickle Tarn where even more lazing about took place in between taking photos and watching scramblers ascend Jacks Rake.

Jacks rake is the diagonal line running up to the left, while Easy Gulley runs up to the right

Stickle Tarn

Stickle Tarn

Stickle Tarn

Stickle Tarn

Stickle Tarn

Lingmoor Fell

After a snooze by Stickle Tarn my descent was hastened by thoughts of cumberland sausage, chips and a gallon of cool drink that awaited me at the New Dungeon Hill hotel, the perfect way to end a hill walk.
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Re: A lazy day in Langdale

Postby colgregg » Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:27 pm

What a fantastic day you had. Like you I am always reluctant to leave a summit unless it's to head for a superior one. I am most reluctant to leave the last summit of the day as it signals a return to the real world. I experienced this in the Howgills a couple of weeks ago http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=11162 when I could have sat on top of Yarlside in perfect solitude until the sun went down.
Your pics are excellent and it just goes to prove you don't have to head for the "biggies" to enjoy the reward of a perfect day.
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Re: A lazy day in Langdale

Postby Crawler » Thu May 12, 2011 10:57 am

Love those Stickle Tarn shots! :D
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Re: A lazy day in Langdale

Postby PaulD » Thu May 12, 2011 12:22 pm

ditto. I think the rippled reflections make the picture.
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Re: A lazy day in Langdale

Postby ChrisW » Thu May 12, 2011 7:35 pm

Great report canisp and beautiful photos - what a cracking wee walk :D
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Re: A lazy day in Langdale

Postby susanmyatt » Fri May 13, 2011 7:15 am

Great pics, did the round from Grasmere with these two and really enjoyed it, although bit of a slog, thanks, Sue
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Re: A lazy day in Langdale

Postby neilh23 » Sun May 29, 2011 11:43 am

What fantastic photo's! Looks like you had the perfect day. Heading down to the Lakes next weekend, hope we're as lucky with the weather.
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Re: A lazy day in Langdale

Postby Red Peak » Sun May 29, 2011 10:48 pm

Love the photos taken from the surface of the water ... :thumbup:
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