Cote Ghyll Mill - Coniston

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May 31st 2016
Published: August 2nd 2016
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"No mountain profile arrests and excites the attention more than that of the Langdale Pikes and no mountain group better illustrates the dramatic appeal of a sudden rising of the vertical from the horizontal; the full height from valley to summit is revealed at a glance in one simple abrupt upsurge to all travellers on the distant shore of Windermere and, more intimately, on the beautiful approach along Great Langdale. Nor is the appeal visual only: that steep ladder to heaven stirs the imagination, and even the emotions, and this is especially so whenever the towering peaks come into view suddenly and unexpectedly.." - Alfred Wainwright

We hiked from Old Dungeon Ghyll to the familiar tops of Pike Of Stickle and Harrison Stickle and then Thunacar Knott, High Raise, Sergeant Man, Tarn Crag and Blea Crag is a well trodden classic. Altogether a total of eight of Wainwright's fells are completed in this fabulous circuit of the Langdale Fells. You feel like you are on top of the world. But we learned Wainwright is know for questionable directions, as we had to make numerous "gut" decisions as to which way to go. I had downloaded a map to my phone. One section was noted to avoid, but hikers we met said that's the way to go...yikes.

After the day of hiking we haved beer at Old Dungeon Ghyll Pub.

Cote Ghyll Mill YHA-

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