Pavey Ark - Route One

 

Start - NDG Hotel NY 295 064 Distance - 1.7 miles Ascent - 2,010 feet Time - 1 hour : 40 minutes

 

 

The National Trust Stickle Ghyll car park at the start of the walk
A gate at the top of the car park leads to a paved path alongside Stickle Ghyll
Stickle Ghyll.  The summit of Pavey Ark is just visible at the head of the gill
Looking back to Great Langdale
The footpath crosses to the east side of the gill.  The path on the west side is in a poor condition and is undergoing extensive repair
Looking back across the valley to Lingmoor Fell
 Midway up the gill below a fine series of waterfalls
Climbing  the slope below Tarn Crag
Looking back to Great Langdale from the path above the waterfalls
Looking back to the Coniston fells appearing above Pike How
Near the top of the gill the path crosses to the west side.  When the stream is in spate it's preferable to scramble across the craggy outcrop to the right
The Coniston Fells from the top of Stickle Ghyll
Stickle Tarn
Pavey Ark across Stickle Tarn
Swirl How, Great Carrs and Pike o' Stickle from Stickle Tarn dam
Harrison Stickle
Following the shoreline path on the eastern side of the tarn
Harrison Stickle from the eastern side of Stickle Tarn
The path fords Bright Beck and climbs towards the end of Pavey Far East buttress
Looking back to Stickle Tarn and the Coniston fells from the path below Pavey Far East buttress
Looking across the south face of Pavey Ark from the path
The path climbs to an obvious gap between the lowest crags of Pavey Far East buttress
Looking back to Stickle Tarn and Wetherlam
The path emerges onto a peaty col behind the crags with a view towards Sergeant Man
The North Rake from the col
Stickle Tarn and Harrison Stickle from the col
Looking up the North Rake from its midway point
Looking down the lower part of the rake from its midway point
Looking across the Blea Rigg ~ Sergeant Man ridge to Fairfield from the North Rake
The top of Easy Gully is passed just beyond the halfway point on the rake
Looking down to Stickle Tarn from the top of Easy Gully
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Easy slopes at the top of the rake
At the top of the rake wide slopes lead on towards Thunacar Knott.  The path to the summit of Pavey Ark turns to the left opposite a small tarn
The summit rocks of Pavey Ark
Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike and Dollywaggon Pike from the summit of Pavey Ark
Dollywaggon Pike, St. Sunday Crag, Fairfield and Hart Crag on the horizon
 Looking towards Red Screes, Ill Bell and Yoke on the horizon
Looking down to Stickle Tarn from the summit of Pavey Ark
Crinkle Crags beyond the ridge leading to Harrison Stickle
Bowfell with Scafell Pike beyond Esk Pike on the right
Glaramara over the slopes of Thunacar Knott
Grasmoor, Eel Crag, Sail and Grisedale Pike on the skyline
Sergeant Man

 

 

 

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