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The Langdale Pikes with an ascent of Jack's Rake
Introduction to Walk 2042

Photo from the walk - The Langdale Pikes with an ascent of Jack's Rake

Nat Park - Lake District

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - John Paterson

Length - 6.3 miles / 10.2 km

Ascent - 2500 feet / 758 metres

Grade - very hard

The Langdale Pikes are the most walked of the Lake District mountains. This walk includes an ascent of Pavey Ark via Jack's Rake. This is a grade 1 scramble (grade 3 being the highest) which gives walkers with a head for heights the chance to enter the preserve of the rock climber. The route continues over Harrison Stickle, Pike o'Stickle and Loft Crag before returning to the valley of Langdale. 

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Walks from the same start

Walk 1207
Great & Little Langdales
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 2073
Three of the Langdale peaks
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.3 miles / 13.4 km
Walk 1736
The Langdale Pikes and High Raise
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 6.1 miles / 9.9 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 1132
0.7 miles / 1.1 km away
The Crinkle Crags from Great Langdale
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 1157
0.7 miles / 1.1 km away
Bowfell and Esk Pike from Old Dungeon Ghyll
Grade - hard
Length - 8.8 miles / 14.2 km
Walk 2037
0.7 miles / 1.1 km away
Bowfell & Rosset Pike via the Climber's Traverse
Grade - hard
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 2818
0.7 miles / 1.1 km away
Bowfell Circular
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 1144
1.4 miles / 2.2 km away
Lingmoor Fell from Blea Tarn, Langdale
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 1171
1.4 miles / 2.2 km away
Pike o' Blisco from Blea Tarn, Langdale
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Walk 2582
1.4 miles / 2.2 km away
Pike o' Stickle, Harrison Stickle & Pavey Ark
Grade - moderate
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 1141
2.2 miles / 3.5 km away
An Elterwater circular
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km
Walk 1059
2.2 miles / 3.5 km away
Colwith Force and Skelwith Force from Elterwater
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 4.8 miles / 7.8 km
Walk 1134
2.3 miles / 3.6 km away
Wetherlam and The Carrs from Little Langdale
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 10.8 miles / 17.5 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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