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.
|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
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 Langdake 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, Windermere in the distance
First look at the Scafell range, Scafell Pike in the middle
Three Tarns looking to the Scafells
The Great Slab on Bowfell with the Langdale Pikes beyond.
Langstrath is the valley to the right, the dark fells in the distance are Skiddaw (l) and Blencathra (r)
The Esk Valley
Looking down on Three Tarns and Crinkle Crags from Bowfell. Red Tarn can be seen in the distance.
Looking from Bowfell to Great Langdale
Louise is happy to be coming back down!!
Descending The Band looking to Pike O’Blisco
Stunning Great Langdale