Friday 27th August 2010

 

Start Point : Blea Tarn NT car park (NY 295 043)

                   

Distance : 5.9 miles          Height Ascended : 640 metres

 

Route Map

 

 

The walk starts by Blea Tarn and this classic image of the Langdale Pikes and Side Pike is on view straight away.

 

The Langdale Pikes and Side Pike over Blea Tarn.

 

Side Pike.

 

Mickleden - the contouring path leading to the main Redacre Gill path is dominated by views into Mickleden and across to The Pikes.

 

The Langdale Pikes.

 

Kettle Crags.

 

Mickleden.

Great Langdale.

 

'Admiring the View'

The beautifully pitched path by Redacre Gill leads easily but steeply to the plateau above.

 

Now looking down to Side Pike and across to Lingmoor Fell.

 

The shadowed tops of the Langdale Pikes over the top of Kettle Crags.

 

The mighty Bow Fell.

 

Pike o' Blisco summit.

 

The unmistakeable profile of Crinkle Crags from the summit of Pike o' Blisco.

 

Great Langdale and beyond to the Eastern Fells.

 

A glimpse of Windermere.

 

The shadowed scene of my previous walk - Wetherlam, Swirl How and Great Carrs.

 

'Planning the descent'

 

Violet.

 

Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell.

 

Clear views north beyond Pike o' Stickle to the Skiddaw range.

To the right, in the distance, the shadowed tops of Great Dodd and Stybarrow Dodd.

 

The descent towards Red Tarn is now dominated by views across to the Wetherlam / Great Carrs group to the left....................

 

.................and Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell to the right.

 

The summit of Bow Fell catches the light.

 

Red Tarn.

 

Wetherlam, Black Sails, Swirl How, Great Carrs and Grey Friar over Wet Side Edge.

 

Three Shire Stone.

 

Descriptive plaque by the Three Shire Stone.

 

Widdygill Foot.

 

The late afternoon sun lights up Castle Howe.

 

Back to the start and that classic view.