A justifiably popular and scenic route to ascend the two major tops of The Langdale Pikes; Harrison Stickle and Pike O’Stickle. Stickle Ghyll is ascended to Stickle Tarn Dam followed by the main path to the top of Harrison Stickle. A short descent and traverse leads to the scrambly top of Pike O’Stickle before a good path descends beneath Thorn Crag and on down the shoulder of Mark Gate. (1.3mb) 12 Pages.
TIME: 4 hours
DIFFICULTY: Very difficult mountain route with strenuous ascent (some 700m) and descent.
The ascent of Pike O’Stickle constitutes a mild scramble requiring use of hands as well as feet.
START & FINISH: Large car parks either side of the road near Stickle Barn and The New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel (295064)
ALTERNATIVE STARTS: The Old Dungeon Ghyll lies 1km to the west.
MAPS: OS L90 or OL6
HOSTELRIES: Stickle Barn and New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel