Second walk of this holiday and a classic one at that. Wainwright claims the mile of walking across the Crinkles to be the finest ridge mile in Lakeland. That’ll do for me, with the bonus of Bowfell at the far end and a fantastic descent by The Band. The walk was a tough one, and the ups and downs of the Crinkles are hard on the knees. Still we made good time on a walk that will live long in the memory.
|Start – Old Dungeon Ghyll
|Route – ODG – Oxendale- Red Tarn- Great Knott – Crinkle Crags – Bowfell – The Band – ODG
|Distance – 8 miles Start time – 10.45am Time taken – 6 3/4 hrs Highest Point – Bowfell 902m
|Weather – Dry all the way, with sunny spells to start and finish, threatening low cloud on the Crinkles
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Crinkles Crags straight ahead with Bowfell the high point on the right at the back
Looking out of Oxendale back into Great Langdale, pointy Side Pike on the right
Bowfell above Whorneyside Force and Hell Gill
The aptly named Crinkle Crags, Bowfell in the sun at the far end
Great Knott summit looking to Pike O’Blisco
Looking to Cold Pike and beyond the Coniston range from Great Knott
Great Langdale from the first Crinkle
Crinkle number 2 and the bad step, we took the easier path, to the left. Person in the blue gives some scale
Long Top, Crinkle 2 summit at the Wainwright top, Windermere in the distance
First look at the Scafell range, Scafell Pike in the middle
Bowfell with Esk Pike back left
Three Tarns looking to the Scafells
The Great Slab on Bowfell with the Langdale Pikes beyond. It was brilliant looking down this tilted angled rock form to the valley below
Langstrath is the valley to the right, the dark fells in the distance are Skiddaw (l) and Blencathra (r). The stony ridge in front of me is Hanging Knotts as I reach the summit of Bowfell
The Esk Valley from Bowfell summit, we spent a good 20 minutes up here taking in the views which were breathtaking.
Looking down on Three Tarns and Crinkle Crags from Bowfell. Red Tarn can be seen in the distance.
Looking from Bowfell to Great Langdale
My sister is happy to be coming back down along the Band!!
Descending The Band looking to Pike O’Blisco
Stunning Great Langdale as we arrive at the bottom after a fabulous walk. Bowfell summit was the highlight on this one, just a brilliant place