Thursday 31st March 2007

 

Start Point : Old Dungeon Ghyll (NY 286 061)

                   

Distance : 7.4  miles         Height Ascended : 935 metres

 

Route Map

 

 

 

The approach to Stool End Farm and The Band - Crinkle Crags shrouded in cloud

 

Looking back over Stool End Farm down a hazy Great Langdale

 

Gaining height up The Band and a hint that the clouds may lift

 

Pike o’ Blisco, Cold Pike, Great Knott and Crinkle Crags from The Band

 

The unmistakeable profile of Crinkle Crags

 

Shelter Crags and Bow Fell silhouetted against the brightening skyline

 

Another silhouette –

Wetherlam in the distance between Pike o' Blisco and Great Knott and a first glimpse of Red Tarn

 

Martha, Millie and Hetty on the alert………………..

 

Looking over a windswept Three Tarns towards Sca Fell and Mickledore

 

Bow Fell from Shelter Crags

 

Hetty and Martha giving each other dirty looks...........

 

Shelter Crags  and Bow Fell from the first Crinkle of the day (Gunson Knott)…………..

 

………………….and a wider view taking in the Sca Fell and Scafell Pike

 

Looking north along the ridge from the highest Crinkle

 

Hetty on the detour of The Bad Step

 

Hetty looking pleased with herself having safely negotiated around The Bad Step

 

A close up of The Bad Step and one way of overcoming it..........

 

Another view of The Bad Step.............

…….'the most difficult obstacle met on any of the regular walkers' paths in Lakeland' (AW)

 

Pike o' Blisco over Great Knott with Cold Pike to the right

 

Hetty and Millie first to the summit of Cold Pike

 

Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell from the summit of Cold Pike.........

 

Pike o' Blisco and Red Tarn from Cold Pike

 

Pike o' Stickle from the descent of Cold Pike towards Red Tarn

 

Great Knott, Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell from the northern end of Red Tarn

 

Hetty takes a rest near Brown Howe

 

Looking towards Hell Gill and Dry Gill – all the tops now clear but with a lingering haze persisting

 

Looking across The Band to Langdale Fell

 

Martha and Hetty rinsing off in Oxendale Beck