Lingmoor Fell and Pike o'Blisco

Sat 16 Dec 2006

Route: Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, Great Langdale - Side Pike - Lingmoor Tarn - Lingmoor Fell - Bleatarn House - Blea Tarn Carpark - Blea Tarn - Blake Rigg - Pike O'Blisco - Red Tarn - Oxendale - Stool End Farm - Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel

Distance: 7.75 miles

Ascent: 3,300ft

Time: 5 hours 30 minutes

With: David Hall


Overcast, cold in the wind, snow on the high fells. Only a couple of spots of rain, positively dry for a change!

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Mickleden with Rossett Pike at its head

The Band with snow on Crinkle Crags and Bowfell

Blea Tarn from Side Pike

The Langdale Pikes from Side Pike's summit

Oxendale and Mickleden separated by The Band, from Side Pike's summit

Harrision Stickle, Pavey Ark and Sergeant Man with the sun lighting up Tarn Crag

David negotiating The Squeeze, the key to getting onto Lingmoor Fell from Side Pike

Side Pike

Side Pike and the Langdale Pikes

Lingmoor Tarn

A sunny interval on Lingmoor Fell

Sun catching the top of the Blea Rigg / Silver How ridge with snow on the Helvellyn and Fairfield fells behind

Looking over Blea Tarn to the crags on Blake Rigg, Pike O' Blisco and Crinkle Crags

Side Pike with the Langdale Pikes behind. Bleatarn House bottom left

Looking across Blea Tarn to Side Pike

Looking back down our route up Blake Rigg

Little Langdale from Blake Rigg's summit

Pike O' Blisco from Blake Rigg's summit cairn

Great Knott

Descending by Browney Gill

Descending into Oxendale

The top of Whorneyside Force, Hell Gill and Bowfell

Zooming in on Bowfell

Previous Walk: Friar's Crag, Derwent Water (Sun 10 Dec 2006)

Next Walk: High Street from Mardale Head (Sun 17 Dec 2006)

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