Wednesday 16th June 2010

 

Start Point : Old Dungeon Ghyll (NY 286 061)

                   

Distance : 7.3 miles          Height Ascended : 920 metres

 

Route Map

 

 

Early morning calm Ambleside and a distant view of today's objective Crinkle Crags.

 

Ambleside – not a sole in sight.

 

Daybreak Great Langdale

 

Morning Delight - Crinkle Crags from Old Dungeon Ghyll.

 

Pike o' Blisco and Great Knott from the short walk to Stool End Farm.....................

 

………............and Bow Fell and Rossett Pike.

 

Pike o' Blisco over Oxendale Beck.

Oxendale.

 

‘The wide, bouldery course of Oxendale Beck testifies to it's power in flood’ (AW)

 

Crinkle Crags and Shelter Crags - Whorneyside Force middle right.

 

As height is gained Bow Fell comes into view again.

 

The head of Oxendale.

‘The valley is outstanding for its impressive ravines’ (AW)

 

The early morning light makes for a delightful scene.

 

Crinkle Crags, Shelter Crags and Bow Fell (Hell Gill lower middle right).

 

And again.

 

Looking back to The Band over a rather dry Browney Gill.

 

Great Knott.

 

Over The Band - a long distance view of Skiddaw.

 

The Langdale Pikes from the approach to Great Knott.

 

Pike o' Blisco.

 

Crinkle Crags from Great Knott.

 

Crinkle Crags x 2.

 

Harter Fell (Black Combe behind).

 

First, second and third Crinkles seen across Great Cove.

 

Third Crinkle.

 

The Scafells above Great Moss and the Crinkle ridge.JPG

 

This view down Oxendale, Great Langdale and beyond, from between the first and second Crinkles is pretty special - even with the distant haze.

 

The Bad Step from below (not negotiated today choosing instead the detour to the left).

 

Dunnerdale (left) and Eskdale (centre) separated by Harter Fell.

 

The northeasterly summit view.

 

Mickle Door.

In the middle distance Great Knott with Wetherlam and Swirl How on the far skyline.

 

Slight Side, Scafell, Scafell Pike, Broad Crag, Ill Crag, Great End, Esk Pike and Bow Fell.

 

Oxendale and Great Langdale – Windermere in the hazy distance.

 

Bowfell Links  and Three Tarns (more like two and a bit today after the recent sustained dry spell).

 

Bowfell Links seen across the largest of the Three Tarns.

 

Sca Fell, Mickle Dore and Scafell Pike over Three Tarns.

 

The descent via The Band.

 

Pike o' Blisco over Oxendale.

The steep path ascended earlier can be seen starting bottom left and leading diagonally across the northern slope of Pike o’ Blisco.

 

The head of Mickleden from The Band's lower eastern slope.

 

The unmistakable Pike o' Stickle and Loft Crag.

 

Great Langdale.

 

The Langdale Pikes.