Saturday, June 23, 2007

Lake District -.- Langdale Pikes, June 2005

While waiting for my wife's visa application to be processed by the IND (so slow...) we could not leave the country and decided on a vacation in the most famous tourist area in England, the Lake District.

The Great Langdale Campsite operated by the National Trust was perfect and is located at the start of many a hiking tour among the Langdale Pikes.
Early in the morning we got ready and we followed the track up to the fell from the parking close to the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel until we reached the tiny lake on the fell. From there we climbed the Pavey Ark and continued up for Harrison Stickle after which we descended back on the fell and from Loft Crag we descended into the valley again bringing us back to the same parking lot we started from.
Thankfully, at the bottom of the hike we knew that the Stickle Barn pub was waiting and we rushed down to get a beer and some chips. Beer never tasted so good.
The whole circular hike was only 8km long and had taken us 4 hours and 17 minutes. It had taken us from 94m in the valley till 738m above sea level at Harrison Stickle and down again. Drop me an email or leave a comment if you want the GPS track in GPX format.


Camera: Pentax *ist DS, lens: Sigma 18-50mm - 1:3.5-5.6 DC