Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Magical Day in Great Langdale – 29 Jan

Even without the promise of good weather we were going to Great Langdale and prepared to take our chances by changing routes to accommodate the conditions. No such accommodation was required as the weather delivered as near to perfect a winter’s day as anyone could wish for.

Great Langdale-100Morning sun on the boats on Windermere with the Coniston fells behind


Great Langdale-101Sun arrives in Great Langdale

Great Langdale-102Pike O’Blisco and Crinkle Crags – some of the afternoon’s fells

Great Langdale-103Looking back down Great Langdale

From the Old Dungeon Ghyll we headed up the valley and out at the head via Rossett Ghyll and on through Esk Hause to Great End, meeting Kev Davison on the way. Kev went on to Scafell Pike when we turned to come back over Esk Pike, Bowfell, Crinkle Crags and finally Pike O’Blisco for the descent to the bar at the Old Dungeon Ghyll.

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Looking back over the top of Rossett Ghyll with Rossett Pike on the left, one tiny figure in the centre and, probably, Ingleborough in the very far distance

Great Langdale-105South west towards Harter Fell (with its own local cloud)



Great Langdale-107South west from Great End with two figures to the right of the cornice above Esk Hause

Great Langdale-106South west over Harter Fell with the distinctive Ill Crag on the right

Great Langdale-108Across Great Langdale to the Langdale Pikes

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The shelter on Pike O’Blisco  looking up Great Langdale with Bowfell on the left, the Langdale Pikes on the right and the North Western fells in the distance

Great Langdale-110The Langdale Pikes in the last of the afternoon sun

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  1. Great pictures ..... only visited 'The Langdales' in the summer a truly beautiful place,

    All the best Jan