EXPLORE,  EXTRA,  Features,  January 2023

Swimming spot: Stickle Tarn

This out-and-back walk follows Stickle Ghyll to Stickle Tarn, where you will be rewarded not only with stunning views of Great Langdale but also a classic Lake District tarn for a wild swim. 

Hunkered under the brooding mass of Pavey Ark, Stickle Tarn is one of my favourite wild swimming spots. The walk may be steep but it is worth it! There are also opportunities to extend your adventures by enjoying a waterfall dip on your walk up, taking in the view from the top of Pavey Ark or combining your dip with a hike up all the Langdale Pikes.