Thursday 17th December 2009

 

Start Point : NT Car Park Blea Tarn (NY 295 043)

Distance : 3.6 miles Height Ascended : 360 metres

 

Route Map

Side Pike over Bleatarn House - the tips of the Langdale Pikes just discernible through the snowy gloom

 

Bleatarn House - referred to as The Solitary by Wordsworth.

Opposite the house a clear grassy track climbs up to a wall gap and continues to wind up the slope to the summit of Lingmoor Fell

 

Looking back through the wall gap

 

The Langdale Pikes would remain prominent throughout today's walk

 

A rare outing for Bruce

 

Pike o' Blisco.

 

A long distance view up to the head of Mickleden

 

A light dusting of snow adds a wintry flavour to the scenery

 

Looking down on Blea Tarn

 

Another view of Mickleden - a glint of sun lights the top of The Band below Bow Fell

 

Crinkle Crags

 

The Langdale Pikes from the summit of Lingmoor Fell

 

Overlooking Great Langdale

 

The Langdale Pikes

 

King o' the Ling

 

Snow-laden clouds approaching the Blea Rigg / Silver How ridge

 

Lingmoor Tarn

 

Side Pike

 

Side o' Side Pike spot the sheep

 

Bruce has no problem slipping through 'the squeeze' on Side Pike

 

A gloomy view of Blea Tarn

 

For its relative lack of height Side Pike provides a peerless viewpoint

Pike o Blisco, Crinkle Crags, Bow Fell, Rossett Pike and of course the majestic Langdale Pikes

 

Crinkle Crags, Bow Fell and Rossett Pike

 

Crinkle Crags at the head of Oxendale

 

The Band separating the upper Langdale valleys of Oxendale and Mickleden

 

Lingmoor Fell from the track leading to Blea Tarn

Bleatarn Hose to the left, the path taken to the summit of Lingmoor Fell seen sloping left to right above the tree-lined cut in the hillside

 

Crossing the footbridge over the outlet from Blea Tarn

 

The Langdale Pikes and Side Pike over Blea Tarn