Crinkle Crags summits lie facing the summits of Langdale Fell separated by Mickleden Beck River valley.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
Park in one of several car parks in Middle Fell, at the end of the B5343.
(D) Head south-west in order to reach a small road leading to Oxendale Valley (1). Pass through a group of houses and keep going in the same direction reaching a trail crossing. Keep to the right until the trail splits into two paths.
(2) Go down a track on the left-hand side heading south-south-west, which pretty much keeps heading in the same direction, then climb a steep slope reaching another crossing near Red Tarn Lake.
(3) Take a 90° turn to the right and continue the climb which becomes easier. Go left at Great Knott summit reaching South Top.
(4) Heading north you'll reach Long Top a few metres further (5) (here, ignore the trail to the right and take the one to the left which is a lot easier).
Keep heading north-east, slightly downhill following the cairns along the trail leading to Three Tarns Lakes.
(6) Head down The Band (7). Keep heading downhill (8) leading to point (1) and the way back.
Get back to the car park using the same trail as when you started.
D/A : km 0 - alt. 101m
1 : km 1.17 - alt. 113m - Oxendale crossing
2 : km 1.97 - alt. 151m - Trail crossing
3 : km 3.52 - alt. 523m - Red Tarn crossing
4 : km 5.46 - alt. 807m - South Top
5 : km 5.97 - alt. 839m - Long Top - Bad Step
6 : km 7.22 - alt. 722m - Three Tarns
7 : km 8.25 - alt. 560m - The Band
8 : km 9.62 - alt. 286m - The Band
D/A : km 11.39 - alt. 99m
Hiking gear and wind-proof clothing a must.
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The National Park has multiple tourist sites. Villages, lakes and any other activity related to these sites.
A good circular walk around Lingmoor fell with plenty of interest which is a great choice if the higher fells are shrouded in cloud.
The walk takes in the Langdale and Little Langdale Valleys, explores a disused slate quarry and passes a working slate quarry. The walking and route finding are easy, the views are good and there are places on the way to buy refreshments. As a circular walk it can be started from a variety of places along the route.
The main objective of this walk is the wonderful lake District mountain Bowfell. Once the summit is reached some less familiar territory is included in the route before the return leg to the starting point point is along the Mickelden Valley.
An out and back walk from the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel car-park. The Hotel car parking is available for non Hotel users but you will need to purchase a parking ticket from a machine.
This Langdale walk includes two of the well know Langdale Pikes - Harrison Stickle and Pike o'Stickle - and continues to visit the less walked Rosset Pike so you can avoid the crowds.
Here's a collection of routes starting or finishing at a YHA in The Lakes. Along the way are 6 Wainwrights, 3 tarns,1 lake and 1 pub. This is a tough route but take time to enjoy the scenery around you and be careful on the high ground. Look around and take in the beauty that is The Lake District.
The YHA is a great institution and I guess most fell walkers have stayed at a hostel at some time in their lives. They were created "to help all, especially young people of limited means, to a greater knowledge, love and care of the countryside, particularly by providing hostels or other simple accommodation for them on their travels". Here's a collection of routes starting or finishing at a YHA in The Lakes. Along the way are 6 Wainwrights, 3 tarns,1 lake and 2 pubs.
A hike to four summits discovering a wide range of this part of the Nation Park Lake District. The Park Lake District trails aren't waymarked. There are very few signs but the pathway is straightforward as there aren't many crossings. It is, however, preferable not to leave the trail, especially in foggy weather.
A short, and mainly flat, walk which circumnavigates the bottom of the Langdale valley. Good for half a day or when the tops are clagged in. It passes both of the Dungeon Ghyll hotels where refreshments are available.
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