Thursday 12th June 2014

 

Start Point : New Dungeon Ghyll (NY 294 063)

                   

Distance :  6.4 miles        Height Ascended : 2200 feet

 

Route Map

 

 

 

 

Ox-eye daisies and The Band from Middle Fell Farm.

 

Crossing the lower reaches of Dungeon Ghyll on the

direct ascent of Loft Crag from the Stickle Barn NT carpark.

 

Dungeon Ghyll.

 

Looking down on The Band - the surrounding higher fells veiled in a blanket of cloud.

 

Loft Crag summit cairn - Harrison Stickle (l) and Thorn Crag (r) behind.

 

Pike o' Stickle.

 

Harrison Stickle, Thorn Crag and Loft Crag from the summit of Pike o' Stickle.

 

Loft Crag.

 

Pike o' Stickle summit cairn - Harrison Stickle somewhere behind.

 

The Borrowdale Fells over Martcrag Moor.

 

The summit of Rossett Pike catches the light.

 

Martcrag Moor - the name Martcrag derives from 'the lair of pine marten'.

 

Mickleden from Stake Gill.

 

Rossett Crag.

 

Stake Gill

 

Rossett Pike at the head of the classic U-shaped glacial valley of Mickleden.

 

The tops of Pike o' Stickle and Loft Crag remain partially obscured.