Walk                           :  Lingmoor Fell (1,040 feet) from Elterwater

Date                           :  5th    October  2018

Weather                    :  Overcast, dry @ 13°C


Distance                   :  4.5 miles round trip

Time Taken              :  1 hour 20 mins to summit


Which part of Lakeland is this walk situated


Terrain Overview





Last day of our week long stay in Ambleside and the weather early morning did not look promising, however by noon a dramatic change and lift of the low cloud and constant

drizzle to dryer brighter conditions – time to fit in one last small jaunt in the Southern region. Lingmoor Fell offers no difficulties or dangers and the path throughout an old

quarry track makes for easy navigation



The walk starts at the NT Car Park at Elterwater just in front of the Britannia Inn. At the time of writing it was £6:50 for all day parking



Out of the car park turn left and head off over the bridge crossing Great Langdale Beck



Great Langdale Beck in full speight



Across the bridge turn left and head towards the Elterwater Inn



Slightly further along past the Inn take the track on the right shown here



To say this cycle track is a “challenging option” is a massive under statement – I think Bradley Wiggins would decline it in it’s early stages!!!



Initially the surface is reasonably level but soon deteriorates



Follow the path through the gate



The path levels off as it makes its way towards Little Langdale Tarn and offers dramatic views of the Coniston Horseshoe



Just BEFORE you reach Dale End Farm a five bar gate on the right gives access to an old mining track that climbs to reach the ridge line



The Langdale Pikes and Pavey Arc from the path



The track twists and turns and eventually levels off as it approaches the ridge wall that runs all the way to the summit. Its easier walking to chose the path on the left



Continuing along the path



The path turns right to run directly parallel with the ridge wall



Looking over to Helvellyn shrouded in mist from the ridge wall



Taking a short rest at the incredibly well constructed 3 seater settee made from slate



From the seat looking over the marker cairn towards Windermere



No time for sleeping Sue we still have a short way to go before the summit !!!



Like a mini Great wall of China the summit ridge wall undulates as it approaches the point at which a sharp right turn and steep climb parallel with the fence leads to the summit



Look out for the marker cairn at the foot of the final part of the climb



The summit cairn on Lingmoor Fell



Stickle Ghyll in full flow in front of Harrison Stickle and Pavey Arc



Sue and Ste on the summit of Lingmoor Fell


Click here for a 360 degree view from the summit of Lingmoor Fell … https://youtu.be/XWe2YmCoVLs



Lunch stop with a fine view of the Coniston Fells



Coniston Old Man and Brim Fell from the summit of Lingmoor Fell



The unmistakable Crinkle Crags and Bowfell from the summit of Lingmoor Fell.




On the way back down and some of the locals are a tad inquisitive as to who these strangers were on their patch


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