Tuesday, 18th September 2007


Walk: Old Dungeon Ghyll, Pike of Blisco, Red Tarn, Crinkle Crags, Three Tarns, The Band, Old Dungeon Ghyll
Start Point: Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel Grid Ref: NY 286 060
Distance:  8 miles Ascent:  3,530 feet
Weather: Clear to start, misty on Crinkle Crags then clear but light rain on return
Accompanied by:

Marie, led by me

Comments: A clear and bright start to the walk. Found a path leading from the cattle grid onto Pike O'Blisco which meandered up the hillside then eventually joined the main route, Very windy on the summit. By the time we had got down to Red Tarn the mist was rolling in and completely covered the Crinkles by the time we got there. It cleared as we left Long Top so we managed to get some good views but it rained heavily as we descended The Band.


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Crinkle Crags from the path up to the hause - who would think they would be covered in mist by the afternoon!


Crinkle Crags, Oxendale and The Band


The Langdales from the path to Pike O'Blisco


The Langdale Pikes from the left - Pike O'Stickle, Loft Crag, Harrison Stickle and Pavey Ark


Side Pike


Pike O'Blisco


The Band on the left, Rossett Gill just left of centre and Mickleden valley in the centre


Cold Pike, Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell - they look quite close together from this angle


Pike O'Blisco from the path to Crinkle Crags - the mist is just starting to roll in


It's like a roller-coaster up here - but not a smooth ride!


Glad we don't have to jump over the gap to the next Crinkle!


Bow fell is on the left as we approach the end of the Crinkles - we'll save that for another day

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