Rossett Pike

Rossett Pike

Southern Lake District

Route: Rossett Pike

Area: Southern Lake District

Date of walk: 2nd August 2013

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 9.7 miles

Ascent: 2,000 feet

I parked in the National Trust car park at the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel. The Cumbria Way runs along the back of the hotel, and I joined the path, heading west beside Mickleden Beck towards the head of the valley

I soon had my first glimpse of Rossett Pike ahead, luckily just below the cloud base, and once at the valley head I started upwards along Rossett Gill. It was easy going and I was soon at the col. It was then a short and easy climb up to the summit of Rossett Pike. The views from the Mickleden Cairn were fantastic

I retraced my steps from the summit and enjoyed the customary cheese and tomato sandwich by the shore of Angle Tarn, where Bonnie had a cooling swim

I then trekked along the back of the fell to Stake Pass, where a well made path took me back down to Mickleden, alongside Stake Gill. By now the weather had taken a turn for the better. There was sunshine and blue skies all around, and the walk back down to, and back along, Mickleden was stunningly beautiful

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