This week we were away again, this time to one of our favourite campsites in Great Langdale.
The tent is pitched with more stunning scenery around us
Continuing our blogs of lorries in strange places, Argos came and made a delivery?
Looking up at the fell we plan to climb the next day, we can make a circular walk of it by approaching it to the right, climbing it from the other side & coming down this side
The campsite is to the left of road, a panorama of the view
The next morning we start our walk into Oxendale, towards Stool End Farm, our fell is the one to the left
Off the road now & onto a track
The bridge is hardly needed to cross Oxendale Beck it is so dry
Looking up at Crinkle Crags
Now we start our ascent
We are soon high above the beck
Looking across the valley to The Langdale Pikes
Fix the Fells have been busy up here as it is a very well made path
Crinkle Crags & Bow Fell
The last push up to a short flat section
Red Tarn comes into view, it’s nice when you get a flat section to stretch your legs a bit.
We hope we can now see the summit & this is our last climb
We are right & we have made it to the top. Zooming in on the campsite you can see our tent (just left below the centre)
The summit cairn & shelter
A panorama of the view, again this is stunning 360degree views up here
Looking down on Great Langdale
Windermere in the distance
Pike of Blisco (705m)
Crinkle Crags & Bow Fell
Then we start our descent looking down on Langdale
Another well marked path, we can see it all the way back down to the road
And we are nearly off
Lots of rabbits running free on the site, Crag wasn’t quite sure what to make of them
There’s hardly a cloud in the sky except for these two strange ones
We have now walked all the Langdale fells, so to get us another new one we stopped near Grasmere on the way home. It wasn’t a particularly high one, but it was going to be a steep 400m height gain to the summit.
Grasmere lake begins to come into view behind us
The path is very good, although the ferns are trying to encroach onto it
We come out of the trees, looking down on Grasmere
At last the summit slabs come into view
A bit of a scramble to the summit
The fell in the distance is Pike of Blisco which we were up the day before
Stone Arthur (505m) our 200th Wainwright
For a small fell the view packs a good punch
There is no circular route so we descend back along the same path
It’s been a fab summer so far, long may this glorious weather continue….