The Langdale Pikes Weekend

2. The Langdale Pikes Guided Walks - Lake District

Saturday 3 June, Sunday 4 June 2023

A weekend of guided walks as part of a small group in the Langdale valley and ascents of the unusually shaped and iconic mountains commonly known as the Langdale Pikes. The walks give us the opportunity to bag some Wainwrights (Mountain tops) and take in some impressive scenery. 


Both Our walks start at the National Trust car park at Stickle Barn in the Langdale Valley next to the New Dungeon Gill Hotel.


Saturday's walk is a fantastic tour of the Langdale Pikes on the north side of the valley. We take a quieter route to access the tops via Loft crag and followed by a very easy scramble on to Pike of Stickle (709m). This pointy peak is one of the highlights of the walk and provides us with a striking view of Bow Fell and the Southern fells. Our next Langdale Pike is Harrison Stickle (736m). The word "stickle" means a hill with a steep and prominent rocky top and "pike" is a hill with a peaked summit. We then stride out to bag another Wainwright top known as Thunacar Knott (723m) on to High Raise (762m) and then head Southeast to Sergeant Man and then finally Pavey Ark (700m). We choose a well-marked path to descend to the beautiful Stickle Tarn. This is a stunning place to rest, paddle or even wild swim and take in the magnificent cliff of Pavey Ark and watch people scramble up the famous Jacks Rake. All that is left then is to descend a stone pitched path by the turbulent waters of Stickle Gill to return to our starting point. 


This walk is about 7 miles/11 km with approx. 3046ft/928m of ascent.


Sunday's walk visits only 1 summit, Pike of Blisco (705m) but it is a beautiful journey along the Oxendale valley before ascending the mountain via the dramatic Browney Gill and Red tarn. The complex summit provides fine views over the Scafell's, the Lake District's highest mountains and out towards the Coniston fells and the view of the whole Langdale valley. Our return path over Wrynose fell is rarely busy. We return then to our starting point via the slopes of Side pike. 


This walk is about 7.5 miles/ 12 km with approx. 2352 ft/ 717 m of ascent.


The walks involve terrain that is rough, craggy, and steep in places.  It may be boggy in other places.  The walk is suitable for people with a good level of fitness, previous mountain experience or experience walking with us in the Peak District, and confidence on steep ground that could be slippery underfoot. Should weather conditions be unsuitable to be up in the mountains, an alternative guided walk will be offered in the local area.  



The cost to join this whole weekend of guided walks is £80 per person. Alternatively, you can book on just the Saturday or Sunday for £40 per day. Please book and pay below. 

2. Langdale Pikes. Saturday 3 June, Sunday 4th June 2023.


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Meeting place and time

We meet at Keswick Bus Station, ready to catch the X4 bus - the post code is CA12 5EA.  Final details along with timings will be sent to you when you book (along with bus times which will be forwarded to you when the Summer 2022 timetable is available). The walk ends in Keswick where there is plenty of parking and facilities.     

Further information

What to wear and bring with you on guided walks
PWA General Information - Open and Chall
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