Saturday, 15th September 2007


Walk: Elterwater, Great Langdale, Side Pike, Lingmoor Fell, Baysbrown Wood, Elterwater
Start Point: Elterwater Grid Ref: NY 329 051
Distance:  8 miles Ascent:  2,100 feet
Weather: A cloudy day with some mist in the valleys, brightening up later on
Accompanied by:

Marie, led by me

Comments: The route along the valley bottom, part of the Cumbria Way long distance path, provided some very good views of the Langdale Pikes. Aiming above the woods, we joined the well made path up to the cattle grid, then up to Side Pike. It was quite windy on the summit and we soon retraced our steps to head round to The Squeeze, which required removal of rucksacks. At the summit we met runners taking part in a fell race, but before long our paths diverged. Shortly before reaching the gate that leads down through the quarry we found a slate bench - just in time for lunch. As we descended the wind eased and there were more sunny spells. We returned through the quarry where some of the paths have been re-routed.


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Mist still hangs in the valley as we walk along the Cumbria Way


Great views of the Langdale Pikes


Marie begins to work her way through The Squeeze


Will she get out at the other side?


It looks impossible from this angle


But there is just enough room


Climbers plan a quick route up to the summit of Side Pike


Side Pike from the path up to Lingmoor Fell


Another view of the Langdale Pikes, from the path up to Lingmoor Fell


Fell racers near the summit


Marie enjoys her lunch


We had found the perfect spot - our very own bench


Chapel Stile overlooked by Silver How


A last view of the Langdales from the quarry

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