|Walk:||Elterwater, Quarry, Sawrey's Wood, Lingmoor Fell, Side Pike, Blea Tarn, Blea Moss, Fell Foot, Slater Bridge, Little Langdale, Dale End, Elterwater|
|Start Point:||Walthwaite Bottom||Grid Reference:||NY 329 051|
|Distance:||10 miles||Ascent:||2,500 feet|
|Weather:||Mainly sunny with a cool breeze on the ridge|
|Comments:||Having always done this fell from the west it was interesting to tackle it in the opposite direction but I thought it was more difficult because of the short rocky sections on the descent. The variety of terrain added interest to the walk as did the points of interest on the way. The sting in the tail was the climb from Little Langdale back to Elterwater.|
Langdale Beck where the path leads . . .
up to the quarry . . .
which has a very smart information plaque
Looking back to Chapel Stile and the quarry I walked through . . .
before spotting an interesting rock face where a path leads to . . .
One path leads to the right but . . .
the sign directs me to the left . . .
where I meet a locked gate . . .
which has its own steps
My elevenses stop looks over Elter Water to a misty Windermere . . .
and across to a misty Wetherlam . . .
which has cleared by the time I finish my break
Reaching Lingmoor Fell summit . . .
there are great views of the Langdale Pikes . . .
and across to Wetherlam again
The wall guides the way across the fell . . .
passing Lingmoor Tarn . .
and opening up the views of the Langdale Pikes and Side Pike
Blea Tarn comes into view . . .
and as I approach Side Pike . . .
an alternative route leads towards the tarn . . .
but I carry on to Side Pike where the route . . .
makes its way through The Squeeze . . .
seen again from the opposite side
Mickleden . . .
and Great Langdale
A strange sounding vehicle behind me turns out to be an aeroplane . . .
which banks round having flown just above the Wrynose Pass
The Langdale Pikes seem to pop up in all directions
Lingmoor Fell with Little Langdale Tarn to the right
Slater Bridge . . .
is actually three bridges
Little Langdale Tarn with Wetherlam and Great Carrs to the left