Monday 2nd November 2009
Blea Tarn Car Park
(NY 296 043)
Blea Tarn - Bleatarn House -
- Lingmoor Tarn - Blea Tarn
Distance: 3 miles
Total Ascent: 330 metres
Time Taken: 1 hour 40 minutes
Weather: Wet and windy. 8oC.
It was certainly wet and windy when I set
off for Lingmoor Fell this morning; I had thought of going higher but
gave that a miss when the weather was so bad. It did eventually clear up
a little and the wind died down but the temperature had noticeably
dropped since last week. I always enjoy this fell and this direct route
from Bleatarn House certainly seems to be the quickest way of getting up
There has been lots of rain around this weekend and
today was no exception; there are plenty of flooded roads around and I
set off for Lingmoor Fell in waterproofs today following this beck
directly from Bleatarn House.
Looking the other way across Bleatarn House to Bowfell
Blea Tarn and colourful woods beyond.
The Langdale Pikes and Side Pike come into view from
Blake Rigg and Pike o' Blisco over Blea Tarn.
The view through the gap in the wall...and the rain.
That blurry tail tells me Dougal is enjoying this
walk. Look how he is turning slate now on his face and back.
Go on lads!
The view over colourful Larches.
Blea Tarn from higher up.
Sun rays over the recently completed
There is a lovely view of Pike o' Blisco from up here.
Looks like more rain coming in from the Coniston fells
as we near the summit.
Casper and Dougal on Brown How, the summit of Lingmoor
A brief sunny interlude on the summit complete with
rain on the lens.
The view in the opposite direction towards Windermere
and it all looks very wet up here.
Descending to Lingmoor Tarn.
The Langdale Pikes and the white ribbon of Stickle
Casper and Dougal demonstrate how strong the wind is
amongst the Ling.
Descending towards Side Pike with Mickleden beyond and
the Langdales getting a fleeting window of sun.
Pike o' Blisco.
The steep descent.
It's all looking a bit dull over on Crinkle Crags and
Looking across to Bleatarn House, the route of ascent
to Lingmoor Fell can be seen to the right of the tree line.
Harrison Stickle through the gap from the Blea Tarn
What's up little Dougal? He issued a refusal at this
footbridge and was off in the opposite direction, so a little gentle
coaxing was required to get him to cross.
The Langdale Pikes across Blea Tarn.
Final view from near the car park.
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