Lake District:
The Dunnerdale Fells

29 December 2005 - Great Stickle and Tarn Hill

Ascending from the Duddon Valley near Stonestar farm on to the Dunnerdale Fells , a look west to Whit Fell.

The frosty track rises towards Great Stickle, with two cairns visible left (unnamed summit), and Great Stickle, right.

A cairn at a path junction. The noble peak centre is Stickle Pike.

Turning the other way we reach the top of Great Stickle, with this view south to the Duddon estuary

North the view to Tarn Hill left and Stickle Pike right.

The trig point on Great Stickle, looking across Dunnerdale Beck to Raven's Crag and behind it Caw and its ridge ascending to the more well known Coniston fells.

George and Stephen on Great Stickle.

Panoramic view from Great Stickle

On a subsidiary summit of Great Stickle, an impressive and unusual cairn, with a view north to Stickle Pike

That cairn again, looking to the top of Great Stickle

George and one of the many tarns on Tarn Hill

From the summit of Tarn Hill, looking across another tarn to Kinmont Buck Barrow, Burn Moor and Whit Fell

More tarns, looking across the Duddon valley towards Black Combe

Looking across The Knott to level ridge of Broughton Moor with Top O'Selside behind

More tarns looking back to Great Stickle

Looking to the summit of Tarn Hill

On the summit of "Dunnerdale Fells", another unusual cairn

The cairn and the Duddon estuary

Descending, a view of the river Duddon

31 December 2005 - Raven's Crag and The Knott

Today we visited the east side of the Dunnerdale valley, from near Kiln Bank Cross onto the ridge above Stainton Ground Quarries. I slightly misjudged the weather window, and it was wet and very windy initially. Here a view south to the Duddon estuary from the highest point of the ridge, unnamed on Ordnance Survey maps but which could take the name
"Stainton Ground Top". We look past the top of Raven's Crag to the summit of The Knott.

Skirting Raven's Crag, we look forward to The Knott.

George and the summit cairn on The Knott, with the Duddon estuary beyond, as the weather dries and brightens.

Looking across Dunnerdale Beck to Thursday's tops, Great Stickle and Tarn Hill

Stickle Pike

A panoramic view from The Knott across Dunnerdale Beck

A delightful descent took us down a winding path to Stainton Ground farm. A few vestiges of Thursday's night's snow remain.

Looking back to Stainton Ground Top and Raven's Crag.

Lake District New Year 2005/6



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