5th May 2006

The Dunnerdale fells - Lots of tarns and an old mine.


Walk Overview
Time 14.10 to 16.00
Duration 1 hr 50 min
Distance 3.5 mile
Ascent 1161 ft
Walking with On my own
Kiln Bank Cross - Stickle Pike - Dunnerdale Fells - Great Stickle - Stickle Tarn - Kiln Bank Cross
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside, Kiln Bank Cross, Duddon Valley

I suppose it all depends where you've came from, but this spot could understandably be described a being rather out of the way and difficult to get to. Those who are prepared to go 'out of their way' will be pleased they did, for this is a peaceful area of the Lake District with fells of modest height and beautiful countryside.

The parking spaces are found at the highest point on the road between Duddon Valley and Broughton Mills.


Route Map

Dunnerdale taken just after the start of the walk. The fells are Green Crag, Scafell, Slight Side, Harter Fell, Esk Pike, Bow Fell, Crinkle Crags and Cold Pike.

Stickle Pike summit. The pointed fell just to the left of the summit cairn is Caw. I did intend to walk across to Caw from here, but it's been a few years since I'd walked to Great Stickle, so I changed my mind and had a walk through another part of the Lake District that doesn't get many visitors.

Looking across at the fells I was walking on last Friday. Whitfell, Stainton Pike, Yoadcastle and Hesk Fell.

Zooming in on Green Crag.

Another photo of Stickle Pike summit.

A lovely holly tree found below Stickle Pike. The tree almost looks as though it's growing directly out of the rocks.

Four pictures of some of the many un-named tarns found on the Dunnerdale Fells.




An excellent cairn found on one of the "tops" near Great Stickle.

Great Stickle summit with the Duddon Sands behind.

Stickle Tarn. The only named tarn on the Dunnerdale Fells.

Looking down on the ruined building next to the quarry near Stickle Tarn.

Looking in to the quarry or is it a mine if it actually goes into the side of the fell.

A close up of the plants that are growing at the entrance.

And looking out.

The path back down to the Kiln Bank Cross road.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks