25th February 2012

Lingmoor Fell and Great Langdale


Walk Overview
Time 09.45 to 14.40
Duration 4 hr 55 min
Distance 8.1 mile
Ascent 1900 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Elterwater - Elterwater Hall - Lingmoor Fell - Blea Tarn House - Old Dungeon Gill Hotel - Rossett - Stickle Barn - Great Langdale road - Chepel Stile - Elterwater
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, Walthwaite Bottom, Elterwater

Elterwater is such a popular village with visitors to the Lake District that the car park in the centre of the village and also the roadside around its edges soon become clogged up with cars. This car park appears to act as an overspill, although I suspect this one fills up just as quickly as the others.

Parking is free.


Route Map


Following the track which runs between Elterwater and Little Langdale. We didn't go as far as Little Langdale today, just before reaching Dale End Farm we headed up onto Lingmoor Fell.

A little sunshine is better than none at all, and today, a little was all we got.

Looking across to Little Langdale Tarn and Wetherlam, as we ascend the side of Lingmoor Fell.

A view down to Chapel Stile.
In the distance you have Fairfield to the right of the prominent dip in the skyline, and Seat Sandal to the left of the dip. The fell in the centre of the picture (below the dip) is Silver How.

A close up of Eltermere.

and not so close up showing Windermere as well.

Along the ridge we go, with Wetherlam providing the backdrop.

Once you get up here, walking to the summit is an easy task with the path more or less sticking to the wall.

Time for a tasty treat, and what could be more fitting than some Lingmoor Buns. The story is:
The first time Jennifer made rock buns, they weren't very rocky. However, and despite me actually liking them better this way, I suggested we gave them a different name. We'd been on Lingmoor Fell that day so we've called them Lingmoor Buns ever since.

The Langdale Pikes seen from the summit.

Looking across to Wetherlam, Swirl How and Great Carrs. The curving fellside is Wet Side Edge.

Steeply does it on the route down from the summit.

Over the stile, turn left and follow the path down to Bleatarn House.
That's The Band, Bow Fell and Mickleden in the distance.


Blea Tarn House.
The crag on the right is Side Pike.

A close up of Bleatarn House and also of our route down from Lingmoor Fell.

I've only got one so that'll have to do.

A view into Mickleden, with the prominent top of Pike O'Stickle up on the right of the picture.

Middle Fell Farm.

Great Langdale Beck.

I guess it must have been too cold for anyone to sit outside today.


When I was zooming in on this farm house I didn't notice the telegraph pole in front of the porch and I only took the one picture.

Great Langdale fields.

This is another one of the farms / houses we passed as we headed through the valley. You just don't notice all these as much as you're driving through here and is you walk along one of the footpaths they're a bit too far away to see properly.


I'd think twice about walking all the way along here in the middle of summer, but during the quiet times of year a walk along the road offers a better view of the valley than you get from the normal footpaths.

There's always one show off in the group !

A view back through Great Langdale with the Langdale Pikes on the skyline.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks