Guided Walk: Sticks Pass and Raise - a walk with John Muir Trust
10 May 2020
In partnership with the John Muir Trust, join us in this spectacular landscape and learn more about the important work they are doing in the area to help keep it special. Walking up to Sticks Pass and onto Raise we will look at different habitats and species, from juniper and heather to Britain’s smallest tree growing on the summit ridge.
- Starts from: Ullswater Information Centre, Glenridding at 10:00 am
- What3Words: ///lecturing.skate.gambles
- see start point descriptions here.
- Postcode: CA11 0PD
- Price: Free, donations to the John Muir Trust welcome
- Length: 13.5 km, 8.3 miles
- Total ascent: 875 m (cumulative height from start point to finish point).
- Highest point: 883 m
- Duration: 6.5 hours
- Grade: Very hard
- Grade description
A walk is graded based on a combination of length, duration, terrain, total ascent and highest point.Long, full-day mountain walks of 10 – 16 km (6 – 12 miles). Expect sustained, occasionally very steep ascents and descents over loose, slippery rocky ground. Possibly some scrambling. A high level of fitness and stamina is needed. If in doubt, we strongly recommend trying a hard grade walk first. Not suitable for children with limited experience of fell walking.
- This walk is not suitable for dogs.
What to wear
- Footwear: On walks graded easy plus and above, you will encounter rocky, uneven and steep ground to varying degrees. The most suitable footwear for this type of terrain is a walking boot with ankle support and a deep tread.
- In exceptional circumstances, our leaders have the discretion to accept walkers with alternative footwear such as approach shoes. Decisions are based on the type and condition of footwear, experience of the walker, the route and the weather conditions.
- Certain types of footwear are never acceptable on walks graded easy plus and above, such as wellington boots, flip-flops and sandals.
- Waterproof trousers and a waterproof and windproof jacket, even in summer it can get cold on the higher fells.
- A warm top such as a fleece or jumper
- Hat, gloves and sun protection
- Enough food and drink for the type and duration of the activity
- Don't forget any personal medication
- Refunds will not apply if you are inappropriately dressed and equipped.
For more details check our list of what to wear and bring. There’s more information in our FAQs to help make the most of your time.
If we have to cancel a walk we will post a notice of cancellation on the listing.
Please, note terms and conditions apply.
Caring for our National Park
Our guided walks are delivered by dedicated, trained and committed volunteers.
Donating to the Lake District Foundation helps to care for the Lake District National Park.