Length 6.9 mi Elevation gain 2,687 ft Route type Loop Hiking Walking … Further down the valley there is the New Dungeon Ghyll … It is located next to 'Pike 'O Stickle', both enjoying being set high above Mickleden. The walk begins by following the course of the Langdale Beck from Elterwater to Dungeon Ghyll. Walk c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale. Here are some examples: Walk height profile A circular walk taking in some of the most beautiful views that the Langdale Valley has to offer. If you reach Red Bank road above Grasmere, you can obviously walk into the village, or continue along Loughrigg Terrace then the track past Rydal Cave to follow the Underloughrigg road back to Ambleside. The National Trust car park by the Dungeon Ghyll Old Hotel is the starting point for this walk: Kettle Crag and Pike o' Blisco dominate the view on the walk along the road towards Wall End Farm: Past Wall End Farm on the road to Blea Tarn and Little Langdale : Bowfell from the Blea Tarn road: Just beyond a sharp bend in the road a path turns off to the right towards Redacre … Visit Harrison Stickle and Thunacar Knott, and then joining the long south east spur from High Raise walk the length of the ridge all the way back to Ambleside. My route, not very planned, was: I figured just to up on to the ridges, turn right, keep Grasmere and associated tarns. You’ll find the Stickle Ghyll National Trust car park on the right-hand side just after the Sticklebarn tavern (approximately 4 miles from Skelwith Bridge on the B5343). If you like this walk then why not try one of our other nearby walks: Unless otherwise stated the text in this walk is the copyright of Hug Solutions Ltd trading as The Hug and the photographs are the copyright of Elizabeth Oldham. Looking forward to a grand day out on the fells, I parked in the National Trust … If you want to tick off the Birketts on this ridge, Castle How, Swinescar Pike and Lang How, then do so and return to the path. The walk starts at New Dungeon Ghyll where there is a large National Trust car park, a pub and hotel. Maps contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011 and paths © OpenStreetMap Contributors,CC-BY-SA, 2011, Inevitably things change on the ground so if you think this walk needs updating please, note that gradients are usually grossly exaggerated, 4 - pathless/high plateau/minor scrambling, Buy walk in Adobe/PDF format to print or for your phone or tablet, High Raise, Sergeant Man, and Blea Rigg from Langdale, The Langdale Pikes: Pavey Ark, Thunacar Knott, Pike of Stickle, Harrison Stickle, Bowfell, via Worneyside Force, Hell Gill, and the Great Slab, Rossett Pike, Angle Tarn, Esk Pike and Bowfell, Waterfalls and the Cathedral Cavern, from Elterwater, Stone Arthur, Great Rigg, Heron Pike and Nab Scar, Steel Fell, Calf Crag, Gibson Knott and Helm Crag, Easedale Tarn, Codale Tarn, and Tarn Crag, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. A few paths meander in the right direction, but it's a bit of a lottery to get the most useful one. note that gradients are usually grossly exaggerated. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking. On reaching Gimmer Crag you can get-up close to its impressive bulk and appreciate the climbers skill in assailing its intricacies. 2304′. The walk keeps low along the bottom of Great Langdale as far as New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel and the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel before crossing Langdale and climbing up to Blea Tarn. Attraction. The combination of two great Lakeland fells make this an exceptional walk. The ghyll is over to your right thundering over hidden waterfalls. Map Link. Stickle Ghyll car park By road. At the cairn bear left. All on a clear day easy to follow. The work we do on this web site, both researching and writing up walks, takes a lot of our time but doesn't make us a great deal of money. Trevelyan who donated it to the National Trust. The views are superb throughout. If there is a group of you, parking a car at either end is an option. The walk can be started in any of these locations, although parking is only available in Elterwater and Dungeon Ghyll. Don't go to the top directly but traverse left (west) on a series of grassy ledges to the exalted position at the very top of Gimmer Crag which is the end to its' every climb. At the bottom turn right and then bear left along the clear path. A few rocky steps are easily clambered over. In 400m (440 yards) or so reaching a large cairn, turn left to pick your way down the steep descent. Vital Statistics: Length: 11¼mls (18km) Ascent: 3,883ft (1,183m) Time: 8hrs: Grade: (Hard) Route outline for walk c416: Great Langdale - The Old Dungeon Ghyll - The Cumbria Way - Mickleden Beck - Rossett Gill - Rossett Pike - Angle Tarn … Grasmere left and Langdale valley on the right and, with a wing and a prayer, I should end up in Ambleside. The ridge walk to Pike o’Stickle was straightforward, though the last secion involved a small scramble. Our video is a guided walk in the Lake District, Cumbria from Dungeon Ghyll in Great Langdale to Crinkle Crags and return via Hell Gill. Cross the grass expanse, avoiding the little boggy patches and tarns would perhaps be for the best. Today the Pikes were in the clouds as I parked opposite the New Dungeon Ghyll, but they showed signs of lifting so it was on with the walk. Don't climb it directly but choose any desired route up the easily scrambled rocks well to the right. Cross two short grassy areas generally bearing left on both. If you need accommodation we have details of 30 properties offering rooms near the start of this walk. On the other side you also descend easily into the heart of Ambleside via Rothay Park whilst encountering the least amount of tarmac road. Then joining the gradually descending ridge of Blea Rigg you walk back through bog, heather, and more rock, into bracken lands again. Confronted with a wide open boggy expanse the path swings right on mostly dry ground at the edge of the morass to a cairn on the other side. Getting … The hotel and the Hikers Bar have a long association with climbing and many famous climbers have stayed at the hotel or drunk in the bar. Retrace your steps and try your hand at a number of easy scrambles to the top of Loft Crag. Eventually you reach the trig point at the summit of Loughrigg. Ignore the path immediately ahead but instead bear left to cross Dungeon Ghyll at the ford. Old Dungeon Ghyll - Rossett Gill - Esk Hause - Scafell Pike - Great End - Esk Pike - Bowfell - Three Tarns - Old Dungeon Ghyll (Grid ref. The pass goes up over a ridge of mountains and crests at 480m (1500ft) high. Continue across the top of Thunacar Knott, and down into the depression. Immortalized by Wordsworth who penned his poem 'The Idle Shepherd Boy' in reference to it, the waterfall can be reached via a highly scenic path which leads off from that leading to Stickle Tarn. Then keep slightly left to drop steadily onto the ridge. The summit cairn of Harrison Stickle is to the left but there are fantastic views down to the valley and beyond over to the right. In climbing circles it is known as the "ODG". From the summit of Blea Rigg bear right, following a grassy path descending into a short rocky gully. Car: A593 from Ambleside or Coniston and turn at Skelwith Bridge … It's steep but take plenty of breathers for the view behind you is fabulous. Walking From New Dungeon Ghyll The stairway to Heaven starts from right outside the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel. Craggy hilltops, open moors and a patchwork valley down below, the Langdale Pikes is an incredible, must-do hike in the Langdale area of the Lake District. Keep left for views of Grasmere. Alternatively traverse further east to the next gully, this is 'Wainwrights' 10ft. We really envisage you starting from Ambleside, where there are various parking options, and taking the 516 bus into Langdale. For a while it heads eastwards to avoid a boggy area and seemingly, to visit the Castle How tops before resuming an aggregate south easterly direction. Please use the "Buy walk in Adobe/PDF format to print or for your phone or tablet" link on the walk page to do that. Cairns confirm the path, but it looks to descend to Elterwater. Stickle Ghyll. Getting down … Turn right along the road for only a few metres then bear left down a little short cut to bear left along the path to the end of Loughrigg Terrace. The nearest airport is Blackpool International Airport, 46.6 miles from The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel. Head up past the National Trust sign, and then in a few metres under the tree turn left up a wide rough path alongside the wall to go through the kissing gate ahead. Try to keep to its line. Take care not to be drawn into descending down into the valley. At the far end there's a slightly confusing finish. This bus stops at Elterwater, Skelwith Bridge and Dungeon Ghyll so you can shorten the walk route if you want. At a distinctive sloping slab, keep left to go around the slab, behind it. Going through the fell gate continue on the recently resurfaced lane, and tarmac. Date of walk: 5th October 2017. Our video is a guided walk in the Lake District from Dungeon Ghyll to Bow Fell via The Band. This walk takes you to the top of the following hills: Thunacar Knott, Silver How, Sergeant Man, Loughrigg Fell, Little Castle How, Harrison Stickle, and Blea Rigg; and includes 6 Wainwrights, 6 Birketts, 2 Nuttalls, 1 Marilyn, 1 Hewitt, and 1 HuMP. Eating Out. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking. Windermere is 11.8 miles from the accommodation, while Ambleside is 7.5 miles away. chock-stone route. Continue past the old style Stickle Ghyll sign, and then in a few metres at the end of the wall on the left bear left up rough ground to the kissing gate at the top of the enclosure. Go straight ahead eventually coming out into Ambleside town centre. Parking for the walk up to Dungeon Ghyll is available at the foot of Harrison Stickle. At the end of the second patch of grass the path swings right to climb a steep stone pitched path between the buttresses of Thorn Crag and Loft Crag. Hill data is derived from Database of British and Irish hills which is licensed under a What's Nearby. On the return you cannot but be impressed by the grandeur of Pike 'O Stickle with it's continuous steep slope and scree runs. Or those looking for luxury can stay at the 4star spa hotel The Langdale. Bowfell is a noble mountain, the sixth highest of the lakeland fells standing at 2,960 feet, and set in a wonderful position at the head of the Langdale valley. The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel was originally a farm and inn. The National Trust's Stickle Ghyll car park at the start of the walk Just beside the entrance to the car park is the start of a permissive path which is signed for "Dungeon Ghyll and Mickleden" Pike How comes into view as the path emerges from the trees and continues across an intake field above the car park Drop down and at the bottom turn right below the crag and then left on reaching a path. Refreshments are available at the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel. Take the A593 from Ambleside to Skelwith Bridge, then turn right along the B5343 heading for Great Langdale. As you start climbing again, with High Raise ahead, bear right across the grass to pick up one of the clear paths heading for Sergeant Man -it's the prominent knoll to the north east. … Superb fell walking on a superb ridge. Keep ahead and follow the path above the wall to the left to the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel. The path to Stake Pass used to be very wet but has been much improved in recent years, as has the descent to Mickleden which has been 'pitched'. It doesn't as at the cairn below bear left along a short terrace and then continue further left to climb a little beside a wall. After crossing a stone slab bridge and before a gate turn left following the fence, then climbing steeply up the face of the scree-slope. Accommodation. Click here to view map. On this side, switchbacks go up the sleep side of the mountain alongside a river. Vital Statistics: Length: 8.75ml (14km) Ascent: 3,387ft (1,032m) Time: 7 hrs: Grade: (Hard) Route Summary: - Great Langdale, The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Oxendale, Oxendale Beck, Red Tarn (Langdale), Great Knott, Crinkle, Crags (South Top), Bad … Walk c414 Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale. Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. NY 286060) Total Distance 11.2 miles, Total Ascent 4600 feet, Equivalent Distance 20.4 miles Map OS Map in This Window - OS Map in New Window - Route Grid Refs - Virtual/Google Earth Old maps for browsers that do not support the OS maps … Arriving by train your nearest station stop would be at Windermere, which is a good 12.8km drive away. Altogether a total of eight of Wainwright's fells are completed in this fabulous circuit of the Langdale Fells. Situated at the start of the walk up Mickleden, it represents the promise of liquid refreshment at the end of the walk. 'A friend and I combined a couple of walks from Mike's Walking Englishman website to make a fantastic day in the Lakes. It’s over to Little Langdale, past the tarn of Little Langdale Tarn and over Slater Bridge before the final leg over the shoulder of Lingmoor Fell.

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