Stickle Pike

Details
Grid Ref SD 212 927
Height 1,231 ft

Although totally unintentional, those early travellers who established the crossing from Duddon Valley over to Coniston via what we now call the Walna Scar Road, had no idea that they were in effect creating a kind of frontier for modern fell walkers. The higher Coniston fells on the northern side of this line as as busy as any in the Lake District, while to the south, there is a large area of perfectly good ground which has remained largely unknown to most visitors. This could be viewed in two ways, on the one hand, those of us who seek out these wonderful areas can often walk for hours in total isolation from the rest of the world, and are thankful for it. The flip side to this coin however, is that so many people are missing out on a real fell walking treat, and all for the want of breaking from the norm.

Stickle Pike stands out as the most prominent of the fells found between Ulpha and Broughton Mills. It's distinctive shape among so many humps and bumps make it easily recognisable from afar and from certain angles at closer quarters, Stickle Pike could easily be described as the perfect shape for a mountain; albeit on a small scale.

My personal recommendation for Stickle Pike is to include it in a walk with Caw; it's not too far away northern neighbour. Two rare birds with one stone, so to speak.

 
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Route suggestions

Route suggestion: Kiln Bank Cross - Stickle Tarn - Stickle Pike
0.5 mile / approx 350 ft ascent
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This is a very short route, and not one I should imagine many people would drive a huge distance to do on it's own. It does get you to the top however, and it could also act as the perfect beginning to a longer walk taking in much more of this lovely quiet area simply referred to as Dunnerdale Fells.

 

Route suggestion: Ulpha Church - Birks - Hollow Moss Beck - Stickle Pike
1.8 mile / approx 1100 ft ascent
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Although this route could easily be started from the roadside at the aptly named River Bank, I've chosen Ulpha Church instead. The reasons for this being, it's a much better car park, you could have a look in the church, and it's very close to the small shop, should you want to part with some cash.

At the height of summer, you may find the view obscured by bracken on the lower slopes of the fell.


Photo gallery

Seen from Park Head Road
 
 

 
 

 

 

Choose a walk that includes this fell
The number of walks to choose from is 10

22nd April 2015 - Visiting the Lake District Tarns - Walk No 39
  Stickle Tarn and Great Stickle Tarn(s) 6.1 mile 1600 ft
Ulpha Church - Ulpha Bridge - Birks - Kiln Bank Cross - Stickle Tarn - Stickle Pike - Great Stickle - Grest Stickle Tarn(s) - Black Stones - Road back to Ulpha
 

13th September 2013
  Caw and Stickle Pike 4.1 mile 1700 ft
Kiln Bank Cross - Park Head Road - Caw - Broadslack - Park Head Road - Stickle Tarn - Stickle Pike - Kiln Bank Cross
 

13th October 2012
  Stickle Pike and Great Stickle from Ulpha Church 5.3 mile 1400 ft
Ulpha Church - Ulpha Bridge - Birks - Kiln Bank Cross - Stickle Tarn - Stickle Pike - Great Stickle - tarns on Tarn Hill - Birks - Ulpha Bridge - Ulpha Church
 

9th September 2009
  An afternoon on Caw and Stickle Pike 6.2 mile 2006 ft
Kiln Bank Cross - Park Head Road - Goat Crag - Caw - Sheepfold Nr Tail Crag - Broadslack Beck - Long Mire - Park Head Road - Stickle Tarn - Stickle Pike - Kiln Bank Cross
 

25th July 2008
  A sunny afternoon on the Dunnerdale Fells 5.8 mile 1630 ft
Ulpha Church - Ulpha Bridge - Birks - Stickle Pike - Great Stickle - Great Stickle Tarns - Tarn Hill - Ulpha Road - Ulpha Bridge - Ulpha
 

12th April 2007
  A hazy afternoon on the Dunnerdale fells 5.8 mile 1985 ft
Kiln Bank Cross - Park Head Road - Caw - Long Mire - Fox Haw - Ravens Crag - The Knott - Stickle Tarn - Stickle Pike - Kiln Bank Cross
 

5th May 2006
  The Dunnerdale fells - Lots of tarns and an old mine. 3.5 mile 1161 ft
Kiln Bank Cross - Stickle Pike - Dunnerdale Fells - Great Stickle - Stickle Tarn - Kiln Bank Cross
 

12th August 2005
  Two quiet southern fells - Caw and Stickle Pike. 4.9 mile 1791 ft
Kiln Bank Cross - Park Head Road - Caw - Park Head Road - Stickle Pike - Kiln Bank Cross
 

13th March 2005
  A walk up Caw and Stickle Pike from Seathwaite. 6.2 mile 2464 ft
Seathwaite - Caw - Park Head Road - Stickle Pike - Stickle Tarn - Park Head Road - Seathwaite - Seathwaite Church
 



David Hall -
Lake District Walks