POSTPONED - Bimble up to Stickle Tarn and High Raise
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If you're signed up for the Langdale Festival Light night walk and fancy making more out of the weekend then why not join me the following day on deservedly one of the most popular walks in the Lakes.
NB: The event is open to all and not just people signed up to the previous evenings event.
The steep 11km walk starts from the Stickle Ghyll National Trust Car Park and follows the path up to Stickle Ghyll eventually levelling out at Stickle Tarn. We will then continue to the highest point of the walk High Raise, which is 762m, then walking back to join up with the Cumbria Way and stopping for cheeky fizzy water at the Old Dungeon Ghyll or back at the Stickle Barn NT pub where the walk started.
I'll be staying at Langdale NT Campsite, so if anyone else is staying there too then, we'll be able to leave as a group and meet everyone else at the starting point at StickleBarn.
Suitability to the event: Due to the nature of this event it is best suited to those with previous walking experience and reasonable fitness.
Photo Credit: Are either the leaders own or Outdoorlads member Jonathon (j-austin) and used with permission.
What to bring
Water: bring at least two litres
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking, trainers are OK if the ground is dry and there’s little chance of rain
Gaiters: recommended for wet weather or boggy conditions
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Gloves: Windproof, or better still, waterproof gloves are the best choice, bring a spare pair if expecting rain
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch unless otherwise stated
Food & drink
You’ll need to bring lunch with you and snacks to keep the energy up. Don't forget to eat breakfast!! :)
There are no shops or places to buy lunch or snacks once we leave Stickle Barn.
Please also bring plenty to drink for the walk. A hot flask is a good idea especially if the weather is a bit chilly on the day.
Should you want to bake cakes for the group to share... well, you'll make friends for life :)
There will be an optional pub stop at the end.