Saturday, July 12, 2014

Camping in Langdale & our 200th Wainwright

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


Great Knott


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….

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