Wainwright 94 – Book 3 ‘The Central Fells’
Height: 2,270ft – 692m
Grid reference: NY 277 071
Walks including Loft Crag:
Looking across the Langdale Valley from Esk Hause you get the spectacular view of the Langdale Pikes with their distinctive outline. There’s the flat-topped Harrison Stickle, then the beautifully rounded Pike o’ Stickle followed by last summit of Loft Crag – the clouds look ominous – let’s hope they’re not coming this way!
What a view from Pike o’ Stickle: . . . There’s Loft Crag with the clear gully known as Juniper Gully and Gimmer Crag used by climbers on the left; with Lake Windermere in the distance beyond. Side Pike and Lingmoor Fell beyond with Blea Tarn in the centre of the photograph in the valley of Little Langdale with the Coniston fells on the right; with Wetherlam in the background and Blake Rigg in front.
Loft Crag, photograph taken from Pike o’ Stickle.
Again taken from Pike o’Stickle, this photo shows Loft Crag on the right and Harrison Stickle in the background.
The view from the top of Loft Crag with Lake Windermere on the left then Side Pike and Lingmoor Fell with Blea Tarn at its base and Mila in front of the Coniston fells.
The Langdale Pikes on the right of the photograph (photo taken from Loughrigg Fell) with Loughrigg Tarn in the foreground.Left to right: Lingmoor Fell, behind which is the snow-capped summits of Pike o’ Blisco; Crinkle Crags; Bowfell and Esk Pike. Then the rounded summit of Great End. The Langdale Pikes from the centre of the photo are Loft Crag; Pike o’ Stickle; Harrison Stickle; Pavey Ark and the triangular summit of Sergeant Man just visible.