18th March 2006

Pike O’Blisco, Cold Pike and Crinkle Crags from Great Langdale


Walk Overview
Time 09.00 to 15.15
Duration 6 hr 15 min
Distance 8.8 mile
Ascent 3750 ft
Walking with Andrew Leaney and Jane Frank
ODG Hotel - Pike of Blisco - Cold Pike - Crinkle Crags - Three Tarns - The Band - Stool End Farm - ODG Hotel
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, Old Dungeon Gill, Great Langdale

The Langdale Pikes and the Crinkle Crags / Bow Fell ridge remain as popular as ever and this is reflected by the number of cars that cram into this car park, and just how quickly it fills up in the morning.


Route Map

Looking across to Wall End Farm and Mickleden.
There isn't much evidence of it, but this picture was taken while we were walking along the road which runs between Great Langdale and Little Langdale valleys.

The Langdale Pikes taken from the route up to Pike O'Blisco.

Looking back down our route.

Facing the same direction as the previous picture, taken from further up the route.

Jane and Andrew standing in front of the Langdale Pikes.
Perfect conditions to be on the fells and a real bonus. Five weeks with snow on the fells, it just doesn't get better then this.

Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell.
We had been fairly well sheltered from the wind as we were climbing Pike O'Blisco, but once we reached the summit it didn't take long for the drop in temperature to start to take effect.

Another photo from Pike O'Blisco summit, this one looking across to the Coniston fells.

Great Knott.

Jane having a rest on cold Pike summit. A couple of minutes of sitting and the fell started to live up to its name.

Also from Cold Pike with Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell in the distance.

Little Stand and some of the southern fells behind. Harter Fell is the fell on the right of the picture.

A spectacular view of Great Langdale from Crinkle Crags.

Slight Side, Scafell and Scafell Pike from Crinkle Crags.

The Bad Step.
Should we, shouldn't we, , , , not today, far too much ice and snow about. So we took the safer and just as enjoyable route "around".

On the approach to Crinkle Crags summit, with strong winds and needle sharp flakes of frozen snow blowing in our faces.

A very steep section on the route off Crinkle Crags and down to Three Tarns

Bow Fell from the approach to Three Tarns.

Leaving Three Tarns and heading along the route to The Band.

Pike O'Blisco and Cold Pike seen from The Band.

Great Langdale from The Band.

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Lake District Walks