A fabulous day weather wise in the lakes and it was a last minute decision to do a walk in the Langdales. I love walking in the Langdales and the view from the cattle grid before you enter the village of Elterwater gets me every time.
So Paul, Sian, Si, Gary, Tanya, Paul and myself met in the National Trust car park near Stickle Barn. It was decided that we would head to Stickle tarn the decide our route from there.
It didn’t take long to get to Stickle Tarn and were rewarded with a spectacular view.
From here we decided to go up Pavey Ark not up Jakes Rake though. There was quite a lot of snow so collectively put our micro spikes on. They really are a brilliant addition to your walking kit. All around was blue skies and breathtaking views as far as the eye could see.
From here went to Thorn crag and whilst here could see Pike o Stickle begging to be bagged! Gary looked at me and said shall we with a naughty glint in his eye. I swore I wouldn’t turn into a bagger but it’s happened. Damn you Wainwright!!
The others decided to wait for us, when we were on the top. Paul and Si appeared! So we rejoined the group and when we were setting off Paul mentioned that there was a Birkett classification hill Thorn Crag so descended via that.
Soon the pub was in sight. More importantly the chocolate brownies!! I had only made them that morning so were too warm to pack and take up the mountain.
A walkers reward pint of the wonderful Barngates Cracker at the Stickle Barm pub was a well deserved treat. 🙂