|Name of walk||Lingmoor Fell in Snow|
|Date of walk||2010-03-04|
|Distance walked (miles)||8|
|Duration of walk||5 hours 30 minutes|
|Weather||overcast, snow on ground|
|Peaks on walk||Lingmoor Fell|
|Walked with||Ged and blind Kas|
|Parking||Free car park Red bank end of Elterwater|
On Wednesday Ged, Kas and I went to Elterwater to walk Lingmoor Fell ridge returning to Elterwater via the Cumbria Way path. A walk of eight miles.
Today was dull and overcast, but the visibility was good and the wind non-existent. We crossed the bridge at Elterwater and took the path up alongside the river to the quarry. The quarry is huge and the vehicles look like Tonka Toys in contrast.
You need to walk through the quarry workings and go left to the woods.
The route leads into Little Langdale.
But before Little Langdale Tarn appears you take the path up the fell. Wetherlam is behind the tarn.
From the first view point looking towards Coniston Water and Elterwater.
Looking down on some old mine workings and ruins and to the valley we would walk back in.
Langdale Pikes on the left.
Looking towards Crinkle Crags and Bowfell. Our route follows the wall then we need to go up right.
View back. We kept swapping places with the two guys behind us. They were staying in Chapel Stile.
Once on the summit ridge we needed to put the Microspikes on as the path was icy and very steep in places. Ged on the right looking for a photo opportunity.
View to Great Langdale. Bowfell and Rossett Pike on the left, Langdale Pikes on the right..
Pike o`Stickle, Loft Crag, Harrison Stickle and Pavey Ark.
Looking down to Blea Tarn.
Our route to Side Pike and "The Squeeze".
View up the valley.
"The Squeeze" or "Fat Man`s Dilemma" that you need to go through to continue the route around Side Pike, so it is Ruck Sacks off for this!