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Sunday, 17 April 2016

Sun 17 Apr - Morning Walk and Pub Lunch: Pavey Ark and Harrison Stickle

Start Time: Meet at 9:15am for a 9:30am start. Start Point: The large Stickle Ghyll National Trust Car Park next to the Stickle Barn Tavern LA22 9JU (Grid Reference NY 292 063). 

Description: This route offers a chance to get up on the tops for some great views, without an arduously long trek. We’ll summit two of the Langdale Pikes, Pavey Ark followed by Harrison Stickle. We begin by joining the popular path running alongside Stickle Ghyll as it ascends steeply up the sheltered valley towards Stickle Tarn. Emerging at the tarn, from this vantage point it is easy to pick out ‘Jack’s Rake’, a scrambling route that traverses the cliff face below Pavey Ark. We however will not be ascending via that route, instead skirting through the East Gully before climbing up to the summit where we can soak in the views of the surrounding mountains and Lake Windermere in the distance. It is then a short walk over to Harrison Stickle, which we'll reach soon after. We descend to the north of Dungeon Ghyll, surrounded by impressive crags and steep gulleys. Upon our return we'll be stopping for a pub lunch in The Stickle Barn Tavern, which is right next to the car park. 

Distance: Just under 5 miles
Highest Point: Harrison Stickle summit (736 m) 
Grade: Strenuous. 
Time: Approx. 3.5 hrs

Contact: Please text Dave by 6pm on Saturday if you would like to go on this walk 07767416090. 
Notes: If conditions are bad I reserve the right to modify the route or cancel the walk.

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