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Monday 2nd November 2009

Start point: Blea Tarn Car Park (NY 296 043)

Blea Tarn - Bleatarn House - Lingmoor Fell - Lingmoor Tarn - Blea Tarn

Distance: 3 miles     Total Ascent: 330 metres     Time Taken: 1 hour 40 minutes

Weather: Wet and windy. 8oC.

Route Map

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.

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 in cloud.

Blea Tarn and colourful woods beyond.

The Langdale Pikes and Side Pike come into view from the climb.

Wetherlam.

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 Greenburn Round.

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 Fell.

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 Ghyll.

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.

Side Pike.

Pike o' Blisco.

The steep descent.

It's all looking a bit dull over on Crinkle Crags and Bowfell.

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 path.

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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