The walk I chose for today started at where I was camping overnight, Baysbrown, in Great Langdale (see other post for this campsites’ review!). The weather was quite muggy and very misty but the forecast was for it to brighten up so I wanted to do some fells. I tend not to bother if the weather isn’t going to be fine, huge effort for no views!
It follows the Cumbrian Way up the valley to Dungeon Ghyll. This is where the major climb starts. It’s all stepped and follows the Ghyll, extremely picturesque. Stickle Tarn is the reward at the top.
I’ve done all the Stickle fell ‘range’ before so I headed straight over towards Easdale Tarn but I recommend the Stickles. Their craggy nature makes them really impressive. It’s a gentle decent to Easdale Tarn and then onto Grasmere. My legs were aching a bit so I chickened out of going up Silver Howe (I’ve done it before so I wouldn’t be ticking a Wainwright off anyway) and went the long, but reasonably flat way back round Loughrigg Tarn and along the Cumbrian Way to Chapel Stile and the campsite.
I think this was about 12/15 miles, not sure. I go by ‘outdoor’ time and aim to be out 6 hours. Rooh was suitably knackered!
Photos below, as you can see by the end of the walk the sun was out 🙂