16th December 2006

Lingmoor Fell and Pike O'Blisco from the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel


Walk Overview
Time 09.00 to 14.30
Duration 5 hr 30 min
Distance 7.7 mile
Ascent 3250 ft
Walking with Andrew Leaney
Old Dungeon Ghyll - Side Pike - Lingmoor Tarn - Lingmoor Fell - Blea Tarn - Blake Rigg - Pike O'Blisco - Oxendale - Old Dungeon Ghyll
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

We set out from the Old Dungeon Ghyll today expecting a little more sunshine than we actually ended up getting. The big plus however, was a day without constant rain, which is more or less all we've have had lately. This picture was taken on from the path up to Side Pike and shows The Band in the centre of the photo with Oxendale on its left and Mickleden leading away on its right. The fells behind are Crinkle Crags, Bow Fell and Rossett Pike.

A close up of The Old Dungeon Ghyll, taken from Side Pike.

Also from Side Pike is this view into the valley of Great Langdale.

Some fleeting glimpses of sunshine moving across the Langdale Pikes.

Side Pike seen at the end of the wall and the Langdale Pikes on the right hand side of the picture.

Lingmoor Tarn.

Looking across the Lingmoor Fell ridge to Bow Fell, Rossett Pike, Allen Crags and the Langdales.

And then as we were standing on Lingmoor Fell summit, the sun moved across Lingmoor Tarn and lit up the Great Langdale side of the fell.

Another view The Band, Bow Fell, Allen Crags and Rossett Pike. This one was taken from our route off Lingmoor Fell. The dark pointed fell on the right is Pike O'Stickle.

Blea Tarn with Blake Rigg, Pike O'Blisco and Crinkle Crags behind.

Almost off Lingmoor Fell and onto the Blea Tarn road.

Blea Tarn House.

Side Pike seen across Blea Tarn.

A close up of Fairfield, Great Rigg, Hart Crag, Dove Crag, Heron Pike and sunshine on Stone Arthur.

Sunshine lighting up the lower fells around the Windermere area of the Lake District.

Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell under cloud, taken from Pike O'Blisco summit.

Looking across to the Helvellyn fells (left) Seat Sandal (centre) and St Sunday Crag, Fairfield, Great Rigg, Hart Crag (right).

Red Tarn found in the col between Pike O'Blisco and Cold Pike.

Rough ground on our descent into Oxendale.

Oxendale and Great Langdale.

Looking up to Bow Fell seen here above the dark gash in the fellside called Hell Gill.

And finally a view through Oxendale with Crinkle Crags along the skyline.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks