4th April 2006

The Langdales from Grasmere


Walk Overview
Time 08.30 to 16.30
Duration 8 hr
Distance 12.7 mile
Ascent 4101 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Grasmere - Easedale Tarn - Blea Rigg - Stickle Tarn - Harrison Stickle - Loft Crag - Pike O'Stickle - Thunacar Knott - Pavey Ark - High Raise - Sergeant Man - Tarn Crag - Far Easedale - Grasmere
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Parking spaces opposite Grasmere Church

This is one for the early bird or for the very lucky I'm afraid. Opposite the church there about half a dozen parking spaces all of which fill up very quickly, and as fast as one becomes empty during the day someone else is ready to take advantage.

On the plus side, the homesty box belonging to the church asks far less for a days parking than the national trust or the council.


Route Map

Walking through Easedale in blue sky and sunshine. The fell in the middle of the photo is Tarn Crag; our final summit of the day which we reached almost seven hours later.

Easedale Tarn.

Easedale Tarn taken from the path up to Blea Rigg. This time with the whole of the tarn in the picture.

Stickle Tarn, Harrison Stickle and Pavey Ark.

The "dam" end of Stickle Tarn and Harrison Stickle.
The path we followed to Harrison Stickle can be seen running up towards the bottom of the crags, before going off to the right hand side past the scree and then turning left to reach the summit.

Looking back down to Stickle Tarn from the steep path to Harrison Stickle.

Thunacar Knott, High Raise, Sergeant Man and Pavey Ark from Harrison Stickle summit

An impressive looking Pike O'Stickle taken from Loft Crag.

Harrison combe, High Raise and Thunacar Knott.

Pike O'Stickle taken from just below Thunacar Knott. The higher fells in the background are Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell.
The wind was really icy while we were on this section of the walk, as Jennifer helps to show; all dressed up to keep warm.

The route to Pavey Ark.

From Pavey Ark I took an off path route back across to the High Raise path.

High Raise summit with the Skiddaw Fells and Blencathra in the far distance.

There are quite a few tarns like this one around the Sergeant Man area. This one was showing a lovely shade of blue with the reflection of the sky.
The fell in the background with the snow is Helvellyn.

Looking down the ridge to Tarn Crag. Grasmere can be seen on the right of the picture.

Tarn Crag summit.

Another picture showing the whole of Easedale Tarn.
Windermere can be seen in the left of the photo behind Loughrigg Fell.

The footbridge we used to cross Far Easedale Gill. You turn right after crossing the bridge and follow the path / signs back to Grasmere. For anyone who doesn't want to get onto the fells, walking from Grasmere to this bridge and back is a lovely walk in itself.

A little further along the track leading to Grasmere.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks