Eventually you reach the Little Loughrigg to Ambleside bridleway, where you turn left. Eventually you reach the trig point at the summit of Loughrigg. Event. It doesn't as at the cairn below bear left along a short terrace and then continue further left to climb a little beside a wall. Don't go to the top directly but traverse left (west) on a series of grassy ledges to the exalted position at the very top of Gimmer Crag which is the end to its' every climb. The views are superb throughout. Continue across the top of Thunacar Knott, and down into the depression. Arriving by train your nearest station stop would be at Windermere, which is a good 12.8km drive away. As you start climbing again, with High Raise ahead, bear right across the grass to pick up one of the clear paths heading for Sergeant Man -it's the prominent knoll to the north east. The path descends steeply a short distance. On the other side you also descend easily into the heart of Ambleside via Rothay Park whilst encountering the least amount of tarmac road. Today the Pikes were in the clouds as I parked opposite the New Dungeon Ghyll, but they showed signs of lifting so it was on with the walk. The National Trust car park by the Dungeon Ghyll Old Hotel is the starting point for this walk: Kettle Crag and Pike o' Blisco dominate the view on the walk along the road towards Wall End Farm: Past Wall End Farm on the road to Blea Tarn and Little Langdale : Bowfell from the Blea Tarn road: Just beyond a sharp bend in the road a path turns off to the right towards Redacre … Below Dungeon Ghyll . Our video is a guided walk in the Lake District from Dungeon Ghyll to Bow Fell via The Band. The hotel and the Hikers Bar have a long association with climbing and many famous climbers have stayed at the hotel or drunk in the bar. Bowfell and Esk Pike are both included in this Classic Lake district walk from the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel in Great Langdale. Alternatively traverse further east to the next gully, this is 'Wainwrights' 10ft. Drop down and at the bottom turn right below the crag and then left on reaching a path. The summit cairn of Harrison Stickle is to the left but there are fantastic views down to the valley and beyond over to the right. The work we do on this web site, both researching and writing up walks, takes a lot of our time but doesn't make us a great deal of money. Summary: This walk of the Langdale Pikes from New Dungeon Ghyll to the familiar tops of Pike Of Stickle and Harrison Stickle and then Thunacar Knott, High Raise, Sergeant Man, Tarn Crag and Blea Crag is a well trodden classic. The ridge walk to Pike o’Stickle was straightforward, though the last secion involved a small scramble. Then take the stone pitched path bearing right climbing steadily. The 'easiest' way up England's highest from Great Langdale. Keep ahead and follow the path above the wall to the left to the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel. In climbing circles it is known as the "ODG". … You’ll find the Stickle Ghyll National Trust car park on the right-hand side just after the Sticklebarn tavern (approximately 4 miles from Skelwith Bridge on the B5343). The Old Dungeon Ghyll side is marked by a big piece of slate with arrows. Going through the fell gate continue on the recently resurfaced lane, and tarmac. There are several routes, high, low and in between that link Dungeon Ghyll and Ambleside. From behind the hotel leave the Mickleden path glancing upwards towards the trees. This walk takes you to the top of the following hills: Thunacar Knott, Silver How, Sergeant Man, Loughrigg Fell, Little Castle How, Harrison Stickle, and Blea Rigg; and includes 6 Wainwrights, 6 Birketts, 2 Nuttalls, 1 Marilyn, 1 Hewitt, and 1 HuMP. We chose the latter. Continue past the old style Stickle Ghyll sign, and then in a few metres at the end of the wall on the left bear left up rough ground to the kissing gate at the top of the enclosure. Reaching a small boggy patch skirt past it on the left and climb the outcrop ahead on the left. From Ambleside: Leave on the A593, signposted to Langdale and Coniston, follow this road until the junction with Ellers Brow, turn right onto Ellers Brow, signposted to Chapel Stile and Langdale. This route is for those who are looking for something a little different in the Langdale area and don't mind a little scrambling (avoided if necessary). It is often added to a Crinkle Crags walk but also makes for an excellent, if steep, climb on its own. From here to Pike 'O Stickle is straightforward passing the top of the gully of 'South-screes' the site of a 'Stone-age' axe factory on account of a vein of hard rock hereabouts. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking. The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel was originally a farm and inn. Turn right along the road for only a few metres then bear left down a little short cut to bear left along the path to the end of Loughrigg Terrace. note that gradients are usually grossly exaggerated. Map & Directions. The walk keeps low along the bottom of Great Langdale as far as New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel and the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel before crossing Langdale and climbing up to Blea Tarn. Retrace your steps and try your hand at a number of easy scrambles to the top of Loft Crag. For a while it heads eastwards to avoid a boggy area and seemingly, to visit the Castle How tops before resuming an aggregate south easterly direction. It then returns higher up the hillside, providing nice views down over the valley. According to many seasoned fell walkers, this is one of the ’12 Best Walks In The Lake District.’ Park at the National Trust Car park near the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel then headed off westwards out of Langdale into tiny Oxendale. A small collection of stones marks the summit of Blea Rigg. You follow the Cumbria Way to the New Dungeon Ghyll, then head back to Elterwater through fields and woodland. Ascent: 2,900 feet . On reaching Gimmer Crag you can get-up close to its impressive bulk and appreciate the climbers skill in assailing its intricacies. If there is a group of you, parking a car at either end is an option. Walkers: Andrew . Summary: This walk was undertaken by John Deasey and his friend Neal Lever. Go through the gate, immediately turn right and at the top cross the step stile - it has a dog gate. Alternatively there is a path descending to Easedale Tarn via Belles Knott, but there is a short section of rocky down scramble which is often wet and slippery from the boggy fellside. I have categorised Pike o’ Blisco under Easy Fells but this is no easy fell such as a Catbells or Helm Crag…. Along the way if you feel like it there are a number of small Birkett tops you can visit, but these aren't obligatory. Ignore the path immediately ahead but instead bear left to cross Dungeon Ghyll at the ford. We really envisage you starting from Ambleside, where there are various parking options, and taking the 516 bus into Langdale. Stickle Ghyll. It's steep but take plenty of breathers for the view behind you is fabulous. It is possible to escape from Blea Rigg back to Langdale by taking one of the paths back to Stickle Tarn, then descend Stickle Ghyll back to New Dungeon Ghyll. Then joining the gradually descending ridge of Blea Rigg you walk back through bog, heather, and more rock, into bracken lands again. Hill data is derived from Database of British and Irish hills which is licensed under a Getting down … Situated at the start of the walk up Mickleden, it represents the promise of liquid refreshment at the end of the walk. The path runs alongside the spectactular Dungeon Ghyll Force waterfall and involves a climb of about 1500 ft on a series of stone steps. It’s over to Little Langdale, past the tarn of Little Langdale Tarn and over Slater Bridge before the final leg over the shoulder of Lingmoor Fell. Car: A593 from Ambleside or Coniston and turn at Skelwith Bridge … Close to Ambleside is the lovely valley of Langdale. Leave Sergeant Man by dropping left off the summit, and then sharp right onto a clear path heading roughly south east. Take the stone pitched path on the right leading upwards. At the Underloughrigg road turn right, across the cattle grid and then left over the packhorse bridge into Rothay Park. The stone pitching ends but the path continues upwards, rough but clear and well trodden. National Trust property on main footpath up to Langdale Pikes. Please use the "Buy walk in Adobe/PDF format to print or for your phone or tablet" link on the walk page to do that. Reaching the top keep right, cross the head of Dungeon Ghyll, initially bear left and then at a small cairn turn sharp right to climb Harrison Stickle. Higher up it becomes a rough and rocky scramble. Activity. If in doubt, take a compass bearing. Vital Statistics: Length: 11¼mls (18km) Ascent: 3,883ft (1,183m) Time: 8hrs: Grade: (Hard) Route outline for walk c416: Great Langdale - The Old Dungeon Ghyll - The Cumbria Way - Mickleden Beck - Rossett Gill - Rossett Pike - Angle Tarn … A few rocky steps are easily clambered over. Cross the grass expanse, avoiding the little boggy patches and tarns would perhaps be for the best. I followed the popular path up to Loft Crag, though I’d made an early start so only saw a couple of other walkers on the way . An irresistible name combined with a true mountain profile makes Pike o’ Blisco one of my favourite mountains in the Lake District. The nearest airport is Blackpool International Airport, 46.6 miles from The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel. In 400m (440 yards) or so reaching a large cairn, turn left to pick your way down the steep descent. Or keep right to go over the knotted ground of Spedding Crag and Dow Bank which overlooks Elterwater and Chapel Stile. Getting … Starting from Dungeon Ghyll, this is a strenuous walk that begins with a steep ascent to the 2000ft summit of Pavey Ark, before continuing over the remaining fells and descending into the stunning Langdale Valley. These are the Langdale Pikes. Starting out at Old Dungeon Ghyll we did Bowfell via the Climbers Traverse, onto Esk Pike, Scafell Pike, Scafell via Lords Rake, down … If you want to tick off the Birketts on this ridge, Castle How, Swinescar Pike and Lang How, then do so and return to the path. Length 6.9 mi Elevation gain 2,687 ft Route type Loop Hiking Walking … This circular walk around the valley begins in Chapel Stile and continues onto Dungeon Ghyll. Start from the Elterwater main (National Trust) car park or centre of the village (which can be reached by Ambleside from the 516 ‘Langdale Rambler’ bus). The pass goes up over a ridge of mountains and crests at 480m (1500ft) high. What's Nearby. The path is quite clear now, but meanders a lot. Try to keep to its line. On this side, switchbacks go up the sleep side of the mountain alongside a river. Windermere is 11.8 miles from the accommodation, while Ambleside is 7.5 miles away. This is a wide rough track. Immortalized by Wordsworth who penned his poem 'The Idle Shepherd Boy' in reference to it, the waterfall can be reached via a highly scenic path which leads off from that leading to Stickle Tarn. If there is a group of you, parking a car at either end is an option. Click here to view map. Further down the valley there is the New Dungeon Ghyll … The ridge of Blea Rigg is ahead. there are many quite wide, clear paths amongst the grass and bracken, so you can pick which knotts, or knolls, you go over. If you reach Red Bank road above Grasmere, you can obviously walk into the village, or continue along Loughrigg Terrace then the track past Rydal Cave to follow the Underloughrigg road back to Ambleside. It isn't always possible to see the next destination and there are paths coming up from either side to be aware of. Refreshments are available at the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel. You can play darts at The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, and the area is popular for hiking. This walk follows a popular path through Stickle Ghyll to Stickle Tarn in the Great Langdale area of the Lake District. Further along Blea Rigg you can turn off and descend into Easedale in a number of places, and from there into Grasmere. The main way we fund this work is by selling our walks as PDFs for printing. Distance: 8.9 miles. chock-stone route. After crossing a stone slab bridge and before a gate turn left following the fence, then climbing steeply up the face of the scree-slope. The ghyll is over to your right thundering over hidden waterfalls. Although rough with rocky steps there are no difficulties. Old Dungeon Ghyll - Rossett Gill - Esk Hause - Scafell Pike - Great End - Esk Pike - Bowfell - Three Tarns - Old Dungeon Ghyll (Grid ref. Map Link. Cairns confirm the path, but it looks to descend to Elterwater. Don't climb it directly but choose any desired route up the easily scrambled rocks well to the right. Soon you are faced with a choice. Visit Harrison Stickle and Thunacar Knott, and then joining the long south east spur from High Raise walk the length of the ridge all the way back to Ambleside. This bus stops at Elterwater, Skelwith Bridge and Dungeon Ghyll so you can shorten the walk route if you want. Bowfell is a noble mountain, the sixth highest of the lakeland fells standing at 2,960 feet, and set in a wonderful position at the head of the Langdale valley. Or those looking for luxury can stay at the 4star spa hotel The Langdale. Follow round the head of the coire drained by Bright Beck and strike off to climb the last steep slope to the summit of Sergeant Man. It was bought by the historian Professor G.M. Passing down the right hand side of Lang How, Silver How finally comes into view across 600m (660 yards) of Brigstone Moss. Parking for the walk up to Dungeon Ghyll is available at the foot of Harrison Stickle. 'A friend and I combined a couple of walks from Mike's Walking Englishman website to make a fantastic day in the Lakes. These are rocky in nature and have been crafted into steps in places. At the far end there's a slightly confusing finish. Take the A593 from Ambleside to Skelwith Bridge, then turn right along the B5343 heading for Great Langdale. Walk c414 Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale. A few paths meander in the right direction, but it's a bit of a lottery to get the most useful one. Craggy hilltops, open moors and a patchwork valley down below, the Langdale Pikes is an incredible, must-do hike in the Langdale area of the Lake District. This route is to the right or east and the 'South-east Gully'. Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale: See 310 unbiased reviews of Old Dungeon Ghyll, rated 4 of 5 on Tripadvisor and ranked #4 of 4 restaurants in Great Langdale. This is the climbers route to Gimmer Crag but is very faint on the ground and twists and turns up the hillside. Altogether a total of eight of Wainwright's fells are completed in this fabulous circuit of the Langdale Fells. If you like this walk then why not try one of our other nearby walks: Unless otherwise stated the text in this walk is the copyright of Hug Solutions Ltd trading as The Hug and the photographs are the copyright of Elizabeth Oldham. For many people their … Once out of the valley there are no shelters. Go through and follow the path keeping generally right through the enclosure to reach Red Bank road. The walk starts at New Dungeon Ghyll where there is a large National Trust car park, a pub and hotel. Proceed up through the National Trust car park, past the information panel to zigzag behind the buildings into the open grass area. Stick to a general heading of south east. Old Dungeon Ghyll Circular is a 6.9 mile loop trail located near Ambleside, Cumbria, England that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. Ignore the gate to the left and let yourself be funnelled between walls to a gate. So a rather fine journey. Check the weather and dress accordingly, whilst this is not a long or challenging walk the ridge can be cold in windy weather. All on a clear day easy to follow. Keep on the path as it climbs through the bracken. If you have already purchased the walk then you if you are logged in you can find it in your rucksack (link top right on any page) in a format suitable for printing. Der Dungeon Ghyll ist ein Wasserlauf im Lake District, Cumbria, England. Attraction. Take care not to be drawn into descending down into the valley. The Walk. The route is from the Old Dungeon Ghyll car park. The high fells surrounding Scafell Pike all have their own character. A circular walk taking in some of the most beautiful views that the Langdale Valley has to offer. Weather: Mixed cloud and sun, very windy on tops. At the cairn bear left. Keep above the buildings of the hotel and go through the far gate. The walk begins by following the course of the Langdale Beck from Elterwater to Dungeon Ghyll. 2304′. The view from here back to Gimmer Crag is both impressive and inspiring. Then keep slightly left to drop steadily onto the ridge. The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hote l, or ODG for short, has been welcoming walkers and fell-runners for over 300 years. Our video is a guided walk in the Lake District, Cumbria from Dungeon Ghyll in Great Langdale to Crinkle Crags and return via Hell Gill. The combination of two great Lakeland fells make this an exceptional walk. Follow this road through the village of Chapel Stile and continue until the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel is Seen up a lane to the right. Walking From New Dungeon Ghyll The stairway to Heaven starts from right outside the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel. The following summary is in John's own words. Tripadvisor. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking. From the summit of Blea Rigg bear right, following a grassy path descending into a short rocky gully. Go straight ahead eventually coming out into Ambleside town centre. You now have the lovely view down to Grasmere with fells on the skyline. The steep climb over Loughrigg Fell comes as rather a shock after such a long gentle descent, but it's the termination of the ridge and has its own great views. We thought it was time to do something slightly different from our usual walks, so we came up with a journey amongst the fells. Parking for the walk up to Dungeon Ghyll is availiable at the foot of Harrison Stickle. Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. My route, not very planned, was: I figured just to up on to the ridges, turn right, keep Grasmere and associated tarns. At the bottom turn right and then bear left along the clear path. It is located next to 'Pike 'O Stickle', both enjoying being set high above Mickleden. At the end of the second patch of grass the path swings right to climb a steep stone pitched path between the buttresses of Thorn Crag and Loft Crag. Starting from the New Dungeon Ghyll, follow Dungeon Ghyll up towards its source amongst the Langdale Pikes. Old Dungeon Ghyll: Hikers' bar - See 310 traveler reviews, 39 candid photos, and great deals for Great Langdale, UK, at Tripadvisor. Climbing beside a stream of waterfalls a series of steps, built from the volcanic rocks of Lakeland, heads almost arrow straight for a skyline of mountains. Don't go along the terrace! The walk starts at New Dungeon Ghyll where there is a large National Trust car park, a pub and hotel. Vital Statistics: Length: 8.75ml (14km) Ascent: 3,387ft (1,032m) Time: 7 hrs: Grade: (Hard) Route Summary: - Great Langdale, The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Oxendale, Oxendale Beck, Red Tarn (Langdale), Great Knott, Crinkle, Crags (South Top), Bad … Keep left for views of Grasmere. Superb fell walking on a superb ridge. From the summit of Harrison Stickle drop to the left into a gully and then turn right to head slightly west of north (NNW). How Can I Get To Great Langdale? On the return you cannot but be impressed by the grandeur of Pike 'O Stickle with it's continuous steep slope and scree runs. It then returns higher up the fellside (Lingmoor Fell), providing nice views down over the valley. Confronted with a wide open boggy expanse the path swings right on mostly dry ground at the edge of the morass to a cairn on the other side. Cross two short grassy areas generally bearing left on both. We really envisage you starting from Ambleside, where there are various parking options, and taking the 516 bus into Langdale. Its purpose; to watch the changing scenery, from the pastures of the Langdale valley floor, up through rich green summer bracken to the rough and grey volcanic tuff of the Pikes. Great Langdale from beside Dungeon Ghyll Walk c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale. Date of walk: 5th October 2017. Loft Crag is one of the Langdale 'Pikes' and is the culmination of the rock buttress of Gimmer Crag, the jewel in the Langdale's climbing crown. The walk can be started in any of these locations, although parking is only available in Elterwater and Dungeon Ghyll. at least I could walk back. Head up past the National Trust sign, and then in a few metres under the tree turn left up a wide rough path alongside the wall to go through the kissing gate ahead. In a little over 400m (440 yards) the path climbs onto broken ground of rocky outcrops, follow it up and meander amongst the outcrops. Here are some examples: Walk height profile Eating Out. Accommodation. Maps contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011 and paths © OpenStreetMap Contributors,CC-BY-SA, 2011, Inevitably things change on the ground so if you think this walk needs updating please, note that gradients are usually grossly exaggerated, 4 - pathless/high plateau/minor scrambling, Buy walk in Adobe/PDF format to print or for your phone or tablet, High Raise, Sergeant Man, and Blea Rigg from Langdale, The Langdale Pikes: Pavey Ark, Thunacar Knott, Pike of Stickle, Harrison Stickle, Bowfell, via Worneyside Force, Hell Gill, and the Great Slab, Rossett Pike, Angle Tarn, Esk Pike and Bowfell, Waterfalls and the Cathedral Cavern, from Elterwater, Stone Arthur, Great Rigg, Heron Pike and Nab Scar, Steel Fell, Calf Crag, Gibson Knott and Helm Crag, Easedale Tarn, Codale Tarn, and Tarn Crag, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Trevelyan who donated it to the National Trust. The path to Stake Pass used to be very wet but has been much improved in recent years, as has the descent to Mickleden which has been 'pitched'. The National Trust's Stickle Ghyll car park at the start of the walk Just beside the entrance to the car park is the start of a permissive path which is signed for "Dungeon Ghyll and Mickleden" Pike How comes into view as the path emerges from the trees and continues across an intake field above the car park The path keeps mostly to the headlands which are not particularly boggy, but the summit cairn on Silver How does re-appear with a bit of relief. Continue south east, initially a steep path descends from the summit and then wanders though the profusion of knotted ground. NY 286060) Total Distance 11.2 miles, Total Ascent 4600 feet, Equivalent Distance 20.4 miles Map OS Map in This Window - OS Map in New Window - Route Grid Refs - Virtual/Google Earth Old maps for browsers that do not support the OS maps … If you need accommodation we have details of 30 properties offering rooms near the start of this walk. Old Dungeon Ghyll Circular is a 11.1 kilometer loop trail located near Ambleside, Cumbria, England that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The walk begins by following the course of the Langdale Beck from Capel Stile to Dungeon Ghyll. A lovely river walk past… 0.26 miles away The Langdale Pikes. Stickle Ghyll car park By road. From the summit of Silver How turn right to pick up a path through the grass, heading SSW. Looking forward to a grand day out on the fells, I parked in the National Trust … Grasmere left and Langdale valley on the right and, with a wing and a prayer, I should end up in Ambleside. 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