Sunday 27th February 2011

 

Start Point : Blea Tarn NT Car Park (NY 296 043)

                   

Distance : 3.1 miles Height Ascended :380 metres

 

Route Map

 

 

Bleatarn House below Side Pike - the tops of The Langdale Pikes just visible behind.

 

Opposite Bleatarn House a grassy track leads steeply up beside a wooded ravine and views of the high fells become more extensive.

 

The Langdale Pikes and Side Pike (Take 1).

 

Blake Rigg and Pike o’ Blisco over Blea Tarn.

 

The Langdale Pikes and Side Pike (Take 2).

 

Looking towards The Band, Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell.

 

Height is quickly gained and is rewarded with a great view into Mickleden.

The view northwest from the summit of Lingmoor Fell………………………………….

 

…………………………….and a fine panoramic view  over Great Langdale and beyond.

 

The Langdale Pikes and Side Pike (Take 3).

 

The Langdale Pikes.

 

Heading down the ridge towards Side Pike.

 

Dark skies over the valley head of Great Langdale.

 

Side Pike from the ridge running up to Lingmoor Fell.

 

A Violet and two roses on the summit of Side Pike.

 

A sunlit Blea Rigg / Silver How ridge.

 

The majestic Langdale Pikes.

 

Light and shadow.

 

Oxendale to the left, Mickleden to the right.

 

Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell.

 

The steep path taken earlier, can be seen here, right of the wooded ravine opposite Bleatarn House,.

 

Side Pike.

 

The Langdale Pikes.

 

Side Pike over the beginnings of Bleamoss Tarn.

 

Blea Tarn.

 

Harrison Stickle and Side Pike over Blea Tarn.