THUNACAR KNOTT
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Thunacar Knott - 31st May 2008
WALK STATISTICS
Date 31st May 2008 Description Thunacar Knott
Start Point Stickle Barn Great Langdale Peaks Climbed Thorn Crag 642m
Total Time 4hrs 50min   Loft Crag 680m
Walking Time 4hrs 00min   Pike o'Stickle 709m
Stopped Time 0hrs 50min   Thunacar Knott 723m
Distance 7.50 miles    
Moving Average 2.1 mph Start Grid Ref NY 29565 06450
Elevation at Start 90 metres Temperature 17-23°C
Total Ascent 775 metres Weather Sunny & Hot
Max Elevation 723 metres Walking With Andrew Leaney & David Hall
WALK NOTES

Stickle Barn, Great Langdale - Mark Gate - Thorn Crag - Loft Crag - Pike O' Stickle - Thunacar Knott - Martcrag Moor - Stake Pass - Mickleden - Stickle Barn, Great Langdale

For todays walk I met up with Andrew Leaney and David Hall at Stickle Barn car park. The weather was lovely with clear blue skies. The initial part of the walk was a steep climb up the rocky Mark Gate path which was actually quite slow progress in the warm weather conditions. The first fell we climbed was Thorn Crag which is not one of the Wainwrights but is in fact a Birkett. There were good views to Harrison Stickle as well as Loft Crag and Pike o'Stickle from here. The next two fells of Loft Crag and Pike o'Stickle both have steep and rocky tops and both look over Mickleden. Great views over to Crinkle Crags, Bowfell and Rossett Pike from these summits. There seemed to be several routes off the summit of Pike o'Stickle.

We then continued across Harrison Combe to Thunacar Knott with it's picturesque tarn. The views to Harrison Stickle from here were unfortunately looking into the sun. Had to wait while a walker moved out of the way to take some photos (I thought he was never going to move). It was then a trek across Martcrag Moor to find the start of the Stake Pass. The pass heads down Langdale Combe and passes/follows Stake Gill. Great views into Mickleden from the descent of the Stake Pass. We returned to the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel and Stickle Barn via Mickleden. It was then drinks and ice creams. A really fabulous day out.

MAP 1
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MAP 2

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PROFILE
REFERENCE

Reference Books Used

None
Maps Used
OL6 Explorer - The English Lakes (South Western Area)
PHOTOGRAPHS
Mark Gate path with Dungeon Ghyll centre and the slopes of Pike Howe
Pike Howe and Stickle Ghyll
Mark Gate path
Ascending the steep path to the Langdales
This way to the top ...
.. via a rocky path
Pike o'Blisco and Crinkle Crags
Crinkle Crags
David stops for a photo shoot
Harrison Stickle from Thorn Crag
Loft Crag from Thorn Crag
Thorn Crag summit with Harrison Stickle
Thorn Crag summit with Harrison Stickle
Loft Crag from Thorn Crag
Loft Crag Summit
Loft Crag summit with Pike o'Stickle
Loft Crag summit
Loft Crag summit with Harrison Stickle
Mickleden far below with Bowfell in the shadows from Loft Crag
Bowfell and Pike o'Stickle from Loft Crag
Bowfell and Pike o'Stickle from Loft Crag
The steep slopes of South Scree falling down into the Langdale valley
Harrison Stickle and Loft Crag from Pike o'Stickle's summit
Looking towards Thunacar Knott from Pike o'Stickle summit
Pike o'Stickle summit
Rossett Pike feom Pikeo'Stickle
Rossett Pike feom Pike o'Stickle
Zooming into Mickleden from Pike o'Stickle. Notice the sheepfold at the point where the Rossett Gill and Stake Pass paths meet
Harrison Stickle from the descent of Pike o'Stickle
Walking across Harrison Combe
Thunacar Knott Tarn
Thunacar Knott summit with Harrison Stickle
Thunacar Knott summit with Harrison Stickle
Thunacar Knott Tarn with Thunacar Knott on skyline
Thunacar Knott summit
Thunacar Knott summit
Walking off towards the Stake Pass
Martcrag Moor
Martcrag Moor
Stake Gill
Descending the Stake Pass path
Mickleden from the Stake Pass path
Rocks and stones to repair the path
Mickleden and the shhepfold seen from Pike o'Stickle
Descending the Stake Pass path
Taking more photos
Sheepfold in Mickleden
Rossett Pike from Mickleden
Andrew and David have a well earned rest ... it was a hot day
Pike o'Stickle and Loft Crag from the path through Mickleden
Raven Crag
Climbers on Raven Crag
The path between the Old and the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel's
Path back to the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel

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