Side Pike

Height: 362 metres / 1187 feet Grid reference: NY 29310 05367

Side Pike from the Blea Tarn path

Side Pike from the Blea Tarn path

The Langdale Pikes from Side Pike

The Langdale Pikes from Side Pike

Lingmoor Fell

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

Blea Tarn – Bleatarn House – Lingmoor Fell – Lingmoor Tarn – Side Pike – Blea Tarn

Distance: 3.2 miles     Total Ascent: 390 metres     Time Taken: 2 hours     Start Time: 08:00

Weather: Cold wind, clear spells, 5°C

Dougal was in for the op that any male wouldn’t like to think too much about today (gulp!) so it was down to young Fletcher to be #1 Fell Dog for the day. They were big paws to fill but Fletcher had no problems carrying it off – today he experienced snow and ice for the first time. Winter has struck on the high ground and the wind was icy cold, through to the bone on the tops but when the leaden skies cleared, what fabulous views there were to be had.

Lingmoor Fell

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

Blea Tarn – Bleatarn House – Lingmoor Fell – Lingmoor Tarn – Side Pike – Blea Tarn

Distance: 3.2 miles     Total Ascent: 390 metres     Time Taken: 2 hours     Start Time: 09:30

Weather: Sunny and warm. 25°C

Wow, what a scorching weekend it has been and today continued in the same way. So it was sun cream on and plenty of drinks for the climb to Lingmoor Fell, the diminutive fell with the XL views!

Lingmoor Fell

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

Blea Tarn – Bleatarn House – Lingmoor Fell – Lingmoor Tarn – Side Pike – Blea Tarn

Distance: 3.2 miles     Total Ascent: 390 metres     Time Taken: 2 hours     Start Time: 09:40

Weather: Overcast. 2ºC

It was a grey old day in the south Lakes today even though the morning had promised much with bright sunshine everywhere. I had a walk to Lingmoor Fell with friend Ken and the views ended up being non-existent but it was really quite calm and pleasant despite the cool temperature.

Lingmoor Fell

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

Blea Tarn – Bleatarn House – Lingmoor Fell – Lingmoor Tarn – Side Pike – Blea Tarn

Distance: 3.2 miles     Total Ascent: 390 metres     Time Taken: 2 hours     Start Time: 09:50

Weather: A mixed bag. 13C

I’ve been very busy of late and it’s been a little while since I was out on the fells but I managed to make it up onto Lingmoor Fell today. The weather was mixed and it felt a little fresh up there but it was good to be out in the fresh air with only my thoughts for company (plus Dougal and Casper of course!). 

 

Lingmoor Fell

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

Blea Tarn – Bleatarn House – Lingmoor Fell – Lingmoor Tarn – Side Pike – Blea Tarn

Distance: 3.2 miles     Total Ascent: 390 metres     Time Taken: 2 hours

Weather: Sunny with a cool breeze. 13oC.

Sunshine and blue skies again today for a short walk up to Lingmoor Fell, one that is short in stature but offers really fine views of the surrounding high fells. Casper and Angus both came today, Angus being particularly fond of this walk as there are two opportunities for a decent swim (the hardy soul!).

Lingmoor Fell

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

Blea Tarn – Brown How on Lingmoor Fell – Lingmoor Tarn – Side Pike – Blea Tarn

Distance: 5.7 miles     Total Ascent: 602 metres     Time Taken: 5 hours

Weather: Very hot and still. 28oC.

It was even hotter today than yesterday, the heat was stifling with barely a hint of a breeze for a walk up to Lingmoor Fell – and of course it was very hazy. We were accompanied by Roger and Ann Hiley with their dogs Harry and Bethan today – the Loweswater team were on tour in the south Lakes!

Lingmoor Fell

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

Blea Tarn – Brown How on Lingmoor Fell – Lingmoor Tarn – Side Pike – Blea Tarn

Distance: 5.7 miles     Total Ascent: 602 metres     Time Taken: 2 hours 20 minutes

Weather: Clear with an icy wind, 3oC.

The sun was shining again this morning for a walk up to Lingmoor Fell, but there was an icy wind, perhaps bringing snow with it as forecast; the clouds had certainly gathered over the fells by the end of the walk. There are great views from this little fell, nestling in between the Langdales and the Coniston fells.

Lingmoor Fell

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

Blea Tarn – Brown How on Lingmoor Fell (138) – Side Pike (139) – Blea Tarn

Weather: Showers with sunny spells.

Today’s walk is a lovely circuit of Lingmoor Fell taking in Side Pike and Blea Tarn. There are magnificent views of the nearby Langdale Pikes from here; in fact it is arguably the best view you can get of them.

There is a car park conveniently situated for this walk on the Side Gates road adjacent to Blea Tarn. From the car park, I turned left and followed the tarmac until just above the lower cattle grid, a grassy track bears left over a low wooden barrier and follows the contour for some distance. The first obstacle was a beck; I crossed it and followed the path to the right, following the wall along the contour until the sharp ascent up to Lingmoor began.