Author Topic: From Harrison Stickle to Silver How: epic day in Great Langdale part two  (Read 316 times)

henryb

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Following on from yesterday's report, please see photos of the second half of Sunday's walk from Langdale to Grasmere. After descending Bright Beck I took in Blea Rigg. I took a short detour in the direction of Elterwater while traversing the broad ridge. It was the best detour I've ever made as views opened up of Great Langdale encompassed by Lakeland giants of the Crinkles, Langdale Pikes and Bowfell. Great Langdale is my favourite Lakeland valley. After admiring the views I returned to the path to continue onto Silver How. The main highlight was the double lake panorama of Rydal and Grasmere Lake. Dropping down to Grasmere I caught the 555 service back to Keswick with 5 minutes to spare.


Descending Bright Beck, Windermere in the distance:
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Stickle Tarn, Harrison Stickle and Pavey Ark from ascent of Blea Rigg:
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Coniston fells, Lingmoor, Blisco from ascent of Blea Rigg:
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Easedale Tarn and eastern fells from Blea Rigg:
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Windermere from Blea Rigg:
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The eastern fells from Blea Rigg:
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Coniston fells, Blisco and the Crinkles from Blea Rigg:
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Seat Sandal, Fairfield, Great Rigg and Dollywaggon Pike from Blea Rigg:
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Harrison Stickle, Bowfell, Crinkles and Blisco:
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Coniston fells, Lingmoor, Blisco and Crinkles from Blea Rigg:
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Bowfell, Crinkles, Blisco and Great Langdale from Silver How-Blea Rigg ridge:
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Windermere, Wansfell, Rydal water and Grasmere Lake:
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Grasmere Lake and Rydal water from Silver How:
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Rydal water and Grasmere Lake from descent of Silver How:[size=78%]

adalard

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Another set of cracking pictures!  O0  I really like how the valley is illuminated by the sun and that's a lovely one of Stickle Tarn.

Penygadair

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Absolutely great stuff Henry.  O0


I'll be following in your footsteps in a few weeks time. I had planned a circular walk from ODG but I like the idea of finishing in Grasmere.
Thanks for the idea.

Ridge

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More great pics, love the Stickle Tarn one.
Over hill, over dale. Thorough brush, thorough brier....
I do wander every where

pleb

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Great shots, nice to see the Grasmere/Rydal area again O0

beefy

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Excellent pics Henry  O0

43 wild camps last year 32 this year ( ͡ᵔ ͜ʖ ͡ᵔ )
Plus 2 campsites :)

April

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You have had great weather for your visit henry  O0 More fab pics  :)
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong

henryb

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Thanks for the feedback folks :)  It has been the first trip this year where I've had sunny days. Penygadair - Grasmere is my favourite Lakeland village and the route means each summit is of a lesser height than the previous one. When approaching Silver How from Blea Rigg the double lake view opens up dramatically when the summit is gained O0

Welsh Rambler

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More lovely photos Henry, well done  O0


I'd have missed the bus through spending too long looking at the views! Was there a later bus?  ;D


Regards Keith

henryb

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Thanks Welsh Rambler, yes there was a later bus but I would have had to wait an extra hour had I missed the 1645 connection. Think next time I'm in Keswick I'll climb Skiddaw, that way I'll not need to worry about getting any connection ;D