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