walkhighlands

This board helps you to share your walking route experiences in England and Wales... or overseas.
Warning Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. Summer routes may not be viable or appropriate in winter. See winter information on our skills and safety pages for more information.

Stickle Pikes short round

Stickle Pikes short round


Postby coachmacca » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:21 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Harrison Stickle, Pavey Ark

Hewitts included on this walk: Harrison Stickle

Date walked: 04/08/2012

Time taken: 4.5

Distance: 4.6 km

Ascent: 723m

Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).

On the last day of our 3 days in the Lakes, Knee seemed better so we decided to try a "short" tour of Stickle Tarn and some pikes. Headed to The new Dungeon Ghyll , parked (plus payment - take coins!) and set off.

Great views, great , scrambling terrain , we cut up a scramble through the ridge at Pavey Ark rather than the round path round which was great fun.
IMG_2957.JPG
First crossing on way up

We cut across to Harrison then due to time decided to head down.

DSCF1262.JPG
Made it!


My knee then screamed at me again .... and continued for the full descent...

Anyway great day out, amazing terrain and amazing views down from Harrison.

IMG_2975.JPG
View down to Stickle Tarn
Attachments

our_route.gpx Open full screen  NB: Walkhighlands is not responsible for the accuracy of gpx files in users posts

User avatar
coachmacca
Stravaiging
 
Posts: 501
Munros:38   Corbetts:6
Grahams:4   Donalds:1
Sub 2000:2   Hewitts:2
Wainwrights:3   
Joined: Jul 8, 2012
Location: Glasgow

Re: Stickle Pikes short round

Postby ChrisW » Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:19 am

That looks a great wee circuit coachmacca, lovely photos too, I think you should get a couple of walking poles to ease the load on that knee :wink:
User avatar
ChrisW
Rambler
 
Posts: 4940
Munros:18   Corbetts:5
Grahams:3   
Sub 2000:6   
Joined: Jan 25, 2011
Location: Cochrane- Alberta - Canada

Re: Stickle Pikes short round

Postby coachmacca » Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:15 pm

Thanks ChrisW - tbh I have them , the terrain was more vertical than it looks and coming down it would have been more hindrance than help but I do use them often.

Got physio on Friday reckon its a common Illitobial Band issue - just need to strengthen afte rest ;-)

Just notced your in Calgary, I have family there too :) Heading next year to hike Banff so maybe get some ideas off you??!

Great views!
User avatar
coachmacca
Stravaiging
 
Posts: 501
Munros:38   Corbetts:6
Grahams:4   Donalds:1
Sub 2000:2   Hewitts:2
Wainwrights:3   
Joined: Jul 8, 2012
Location: Glasgow

Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).



Walkhighlands community forum is advert free

We need help to keep the site online.
Can you help support Walkhighlands and the online community by setting up a monthly donation by direct debit?



Return to Walk reports - Outside Scotland

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests