High Raise, Sergeant Man, and Blea Rigg from Langdale

Starting from the beautiful Langdale valley this walk visits an eclectic selection of summits with an ascent beside Dungeon Ghyll and the return via Stickle Ghyll to create a stunning circular walk. The first fell visited, Harrison Stickle - one of the Langdale Pikes, is in the way of our main destination of High Raise. It's always a good spot for a view whether it is the Langdale valley, the dramatic setting of Stickle Tarn far below, or the gully riven cliff of Pavey Ark that excites you. Going over it also avoids the marshy ground of Harrison Combe. The route also passes by Thunacar Knott before reaching the trig point at the summit of High Raise's slightly boggy top. Sergeant Man is very similar to Pike of Stickle - a rocky knoll on the edge of the high ground with extensive views out. The last fell is Blea Rigg, a small cairn perched on a rocky outcrop at the end of a knotty ridge-upon-ridge. As the main ridge drops away from the summit the views are over Silver How and Grasmere. A large perched stone howff is just back from the summit, an improvised 'hobbit house' sometimes used for a planned night out, but occasionally can be life-savers in dire emergencies. Hopefully you wont be trying this walk in such poor weather as to need its shelter.

The walk starts from the National Trust car park near the New Dungeon Ghyll hotel. There is also the Lake District National Park Authority nearby, and the 'Langdale Rambler - 516' bus service runs at various times throughout the year.