Langdale Pikes

Langdale

Southern Lake District

Route: Circuit of Lingmoor Fell

Area: Southern Lake District

Date of walk: 5th March 2014

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 8.2 miles

Ascent: 1,500 feet

I’d really enjoyed two recent walks circling Loughrigg Fell and Grange Fell Looking at the OS map it was apparent that Lingmoor Fell was a good candidate for the same treatment, so I plotted a course around it, knowing the the surrounding terrain would be beautiful throughout

We parked at Chapel Stile and walked along Great Langdale, savouring the fantastic views of the Langdale Pikes as we went along. We then climbed the col beside Side Pike and descended to Blea Tarn, joining a permissive path along the southern foot of Lingmoor Fell and finally back to the start through Sawrey’s Wood

Although we didn’t climb the fell, there were plenty of ups and downs, the ups amounting to around 1,500 feet – the same as the fell itself, so this was a good workout for my recently treated dodgy knee

The weather was mostly overcast but it kept dry and we agreed that it had been a really great walk

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