19th October 2008

             

      

 

Walk: Old Dungeon Ghyll, The Band, Three Tarns, Bow Fell, Ore Gap, Angle Tarn, Rossett Pike, Rossett Ghyll, Mickleden
Start Point: Old Dungeon Ghyll car park Grid Reference: NY 286 061
Distance: 8 miles Ascent: 2,800 feet
Time: 5 hours    
Weather: Starting off dry and windy, deteriorating to very wet with strong winds although not very cold.
Comments: With rain forecast the route was reversed, hence we ascended Bow Fell via the Band. Due to delayed start, we arrived at the top off Bow fell at mid-day. With the wind picking up we decided to cut the walk short and miss out Esk Pike and Great End, descending instead to Angle Tarn for Rossett Pike. As the heavy rain started on the way down, we were all glad to reach the safety of the car park and to get changed out of our damp clothes. Seven people did the walk and all seemed to have enjoyed it despite the weather.

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Are we really going to climb up The Band into the mist?

 

Pike O' Stickle looks a much clearer prospect . . .

 

and looking down the Great Langdale valley is even better!!

 

But it's all smiles (or is that grimaces?) on Bow Fell

 

Heading down to Angle Tarn . . .

 

the Langdale Pikes appear to the left of Rossett Pike, with Sergeant Man popping up over on the left

 

Out of the wind at last we have a quick lunch stop

 

Eagle Crag and Sergeant's Crag appear in the gap, with Ullscarf in the distance

 

There's lots of water in Mickleden Beck today!

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