Walk : Pike of Blisco (2,3047ft) from Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel

Date : 11th June 2015

Weather : Roasting hot @ 25 C


Distance : 5 miles round trip

Time Taken : 2 hours to summit


Which part of Lakeland is this walk situated


Terrain Overview




A day to leave the cares of the world behind and visit Lakeland on a beautifully sunny day. The route to Pike of Blisco from Old Dungeon Ghyll via Wall End

is a very popular route and thankfully the steep climb was assisted by a stone path



The walk starts from the NT Car Park at Old Dungeon Ghyll. At the time of writing it was 6 for all day



Sue thinks Im joking when I point out where it is we are going up



We set off down the path to Wall End farm. The big pyramid shielded by Kettle Crag in the centre of the shot being the days objective



Looking towards the head of the valley and the path to Stool End farm



The Langdale Pikes



You can just about make out the cairn on the summit of Pike O Blisco a fair bit of climbing ahead



Keep on the road past the farm



At the point of the sharp bend look out for the start of the track on your right that runs up Redacre Gill



The Redacre Gill path



Crinkle Crags, Bowfell and The Band from the path



The path is stoned to assist the steep climb



Looking east towards Side Pike on Lingmoor



The staircase becomes more pronounced as height is gained at which point it crosses the Gill



Looking back to the full extent of the Langdale Pikes and Pavey Arc



It was tough climbing in the heat, Sue takes a pause here and a water break



This little fellow joined us during the break



OMG !!!



Nearing the top of Redacre Gill and the final steep push to slightly easier ground



The cairned path runs through a series of rock bands



Eventually the summit cairn appears on a big rock plateau



Me on the summit



Sue on the summit



Bowfell from the summit cairn



We stayed on top for a good hour or so to just escape and enjoy the views. We were joined by this fella who just wanted to catch some rays



What views . Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell. Click here for a 360 degree view from the summit of Pike O Blisco http://youtu.be/A6kYMrDWYns



Looking across the Wrynose Pass towards Swirl How and Great Carrs



On the way back down and the early evening sun casts it shadows



Back down for the post walk debrief at The Lily in Ambleside and raise a toast to the memory of Sues Dad


Peter Thomas Chisnall ~ 7th December 1941 to 8th June 2015


Rest in Peace




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