Lingmoor Fell in Snow

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!

We made our way up to Side Pike for lunch. Then strolled down to the valley floor and walked back to Elterwater which is quite a way. The route comes out at Wainwright`s Inn, then returns to a path about 30m further on. Eventually you find you have returned to the river path at the start of the walk. The walk took about five and a half hours.