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Stake Pass

 


Although the northern end of the 'true' pass begins near the point where Stake Beck reaches the valley of Langstrath, it is pretty obvious that the route itself was actually intended to link Borrowdale and Langdale rather than Langstrath and Langdale. With the route offering the nearest thing to a direct line from Borrowdale to the south east of the county it stands to reason that this would have been a comparatively busy thoroughfare in the past. It removes the need to travel via Keswick and Dunmail Raise, and although rising to a height of almost 1600ft asl the pass is quite easy going.

Having walked both sides of the pass many times over the years, I don't understand why it was never upgraded to be suitable for motorised traffic. I should add that I'm thankful that it wasn't.

 

 

 


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12th July 2012
  Walking the Lakeland Passes - Walk 19 - Rossett Pass and Stake Pass 17.9 mile 5500 ft
Wasdale Head - Styhead Pass - Sprinkling Tarn - Rossett Pass - Mickelden - Stake Pass - Langstrath - Stonethwaite - Seathwaite - Styhead Pass - Wasdale Head
 

23rd July 2011
  Harrison Stickle to Eagle Crag from Stonethwaite 12.3 mile 3300 ft
Stonethwaite - Langstrath - Langstrath Beck - Blea Rock - Stake Pass - Martcrag Moor - Harrison Combe - Harrison Stickle - Thunacar Knott - Sergeant Man - High Raise - Low White Stones - Sergeant's Crag - Eagle Crag - Greenup Gill - Stonethwaite
 

31st May 2008
  A quiet day on the Langdales 7.3 mile 2500 ft
Stickle Barn - Mark Gate - Thorn Crag - Loft Crag - Pike O'Stickle - Harrison Combe - Thunacar Knott - Martcrag Moor - Stake Pass - Mickleden - Old Dungeon Gill Hotel - Stickle Barn
 

7th February 2007
  Nine central fells from Stonethwaite 12.5 mile 3900 ft
Stonethwaite - Langstrath - Stake Pass - Martcrag Moor - Pike O'Stickle - Loft Crag - Harrison Stickle - Pavey Ark - Thunacar Knott - Sergeant Man - High Raise - Sergeant's Crag - Eagle Crag - Greenup Gill - Stonethwaite
 

5th March 2006
  The Band to Stake Pass via Bow Fell, Esk Pike and Rossett Pike. 10.1 mile 3632 ft
Old Dungeon Gill - The Band - Three Tarns - Bow Fell - Ore Gap - Esk Pike - Esk Hause - Rossett Pike - Stake Pass - Mickleden - Old Dungeon Gill
 

25th June 2005
  Eagle Crag to Rossett Pike and a long walk through Langstrath valley. 12.3 mile 3842 ft
Stonethwaite - Eagle Crag - Sergeant's Crag - High Raise - Stake Pass - Rossett Pike - Angle Tarn - Langstrath Valley
 

30th August 2003
  Two day walk with wild camp at Stake Pass. 13.6 mile 3553 ft
DAY 1
Stonethwaite - Langstrath Valley - Thick Side - Stake Pass - Pitch tent - Martcrag Moor - Harrison Combe - Pike of Stickle - Loft Crag - Thorne Crag - Harrison Stickle - Harrison Combe - Martcrag Moor - Stake Pass
DAY 2
Stake Pass - Lining Crag - Angle Tarn - Angle Tarn Gill - Langstrath Valley - Stonethwaite
 



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