Sunday, 12 July 2015

Langdale to Borrowdale, Day 3.

Pete and the group ascending the path up Stickle Ghyll from the NDG.

The third day of Pete's Cumbrian Way epic took the group from the New Dungeon Ghyll in Great Langdale over to Borrowdale, a distance of 12km by way of Stickle Tarn, Pavey Ark and High Raise 762m, the highest elevation of the day's walk. From there we made a steady traversing descent N past Long Crag towards Greenup Gill which we crossed at the island with a sheepfold on it below Eagle Crag. Here we joined the C2C footpath which took us down the valley to Stonethwaite and the open top bus to Keswick.

View down Stickle Ghyll towards Great Langdale and Lingmoor Fell beyond.

Below the precipitous slopes above the left bank of Stickle Ghyll the path snakes upwards towards Stickle Tarn.

A pause at Stickle Tarn with the mighty Crags of Pavey Ark as a dramatic backdrop, the mist is lifting as the sun breaks through.

Stickle Tarn peeps out below the rocky summit of Pavey Ark 700m. Below in Langdale the sun puts in an appearance. 

A whole new vista unfolds to the N from the summit of High Raise 762m. Borrowdale comes into view with Bassenthwaite Lake far beyond and Skiddaw, touching the clouds, forms the skyline.

Lunch stop in the wind-shelter at the summit of High Raise. On the far left Pike o' Stickle is in view; on the right the long ridge of Rossett Pike runs SW towards mist shrouded Bow Fell.

Cam Crag and the rugged E face of Glaramara above Langstrath form the backdrop to our descent from High Raise past Long Crag towards Greenup Gill.

Crossing Greenup Gill at the sheepfold on the island below Eagle Crag.

The last half mile with Stonethwaite in view

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