High Raise

High Raise

Route:  Sergeant Man, High Raise, Thunacar Knott and Harrison Stickle

Area: Central Lake District

Date of walk:  14th March 2013

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 6.5 miles

Ascent: 2,300 feet

We parked in the National Trust car park at Dungeon Ghyll.  The conditions looked fine. We’d been very lucky with the weather on our walks this year, and have had some spectacular days out, but on this day our luck ran out

We walked up the path alongside Stickle Ghyll as far as Stickle Tarn – so far so good – but at that point the clouds came in and it started to snow. Visibility was very poor and we debated whether or not to carry on. Having invested time and effort to get to the tarn, we decided to soldier on, but the conditions gradually deteriorated and we had no views at all for most of the walk. Very frustrating as we knew that the surrounding scenery was dramatic and beautiful

The first summit was Sergeant Man (2,414 feet), we then had an easy climb to High Raise (2,500 feet) and an even easier one to Thunacar Knott (2,351 feet).

The last fell was Harrison Stickle (2,404 feet), and we then descended below Loft Crag along the path back to the hotel

 

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