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Walking in Cumbria and Beyond

Different Ways Up

Different Ways Up

Cumbria compared to Scotland is small and compact.

But I’m still finding hidden corners,

often empty,

and different ways up hills.

Even in well tramped Langdale there are ways up to the Pikes I have not yet been.

Thorn Crag is perched on below Harrison Stickle. 


Thorn Crag

Despite looking like a climber’s paradise there’s a fairly easy track trundling round the side giving an interesting view down to Dungeon Ghyll.

Not worth a slip.

Dungeon Ghyll

Dungeon Ghyll

Take a slight detour to Pike Howe which is not a Wainwright.  Could be something else if you’re desperately into bagging.

Best to just enjoy the view down the valley and over to Lingmoor.

Pike Howe

Pike How over to Lingmoor

Thunacar Knott was as good a place as any to hunker down behind a rock and eat.  Winds had been buffeting round most of the day.

Stickles from Thunacar Knott

The Stickles from Thunacar Knott

Rain clouds had swept across the sky.  Dropping temperatures way below the normal for July.  Then the sun shot bright beams down and layers were abandoned for a while.

Bright Beck, Langdale

Bright Beck, Langdale

But the inclement weather helped the camera and lifted drumlins into sharp relief.

Stickle Tarn

Stickle Tarn

Though it was not going to be a day to paddle in the tarn!


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