Even though High Stile is our favourite summit to wild camp on, Pike o’ Stickle certainly comes in at a close second. With its prominent position looking over Mickleden, and being surrounded by impressive tops like Crinkle Crags, Bowfell and Harrison Stickle, the views are simply superb in all directions. If that isn’t enough, the pitch location just a couple of feet away from a drop of 600 feet, keeps the excitement flowing; just remember where you are when you get out at 2am for toilet duties!

On this occasion we decided to park at Stonethwaite in Borrowdale and walk the distance to the Langdale Pikes via High Raise, which is another superb summit that provides fantastic views of the Southern, Western and North Western Fells. The next morning we returned via Ullscarf, and then we took an unorthodox pathless route from Low Saddle to Dock Tarn, however, an easier route to High Crag from Low Saddle can be used if you choose not to visit Dock Tarn. Please note that a great water source can be found at Dungeon Beck, between Loft Crag and Harrison Stickle.


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