|Walk:||Langdale Beck, Quarry, Lingmoor Fell, Side Pike (The Squeeze), Blea Tarn, Little Langdale, Cathedral Cave, Slater Bridge, Wilson Place|
|Start Point:||Elterwater, Walthwaite Bottom||Grid Reference:||NY 329 051|
|Distance:||12 miles||Ascent:||2,650 feet|
Having previously walked over this fell from the Great Langdale end , today's route was in the opposite direction. This meant that the Langdale Pikes were in view for much of the time between the summit and Side Pike. For those who hadn't been to The Squeeze previously a new experience lay in store.
Crossing the bridge over Langdale Beck . . .
we make our way up to the quarry . . .
which has a very smart information plaque . . .
and a great view of The Langdale Pikes
Chapel Stile with the quarry to the right
A slight detour reveals a quarry tunnel . . .
which has an impressive rock face
John explores the length of the tunnel
but a torch would be needed to see how far it goes
Ray inspects the lock on the gate as Ian uses the foot plates to climb over it
Coffee break at one of the shelters in this area
Robb inspects the view . . .
as Tony tackles the stile . . .
to reach the summit . . .
of Lingmoor Fell
One of the many views of the Langdale Pikes with Mickleden and The Band to the left
Blea Tarn, part of our onward route
How many Ramblers can fit round a kissing gate?
The impressive rock face of Side Pike . . .
where the path leads to . . .
the narrow gap . . .
known as The Squeeze
John stands ready . . .
to help with backpacks . . .
for those . . .
who want a helping hand
Job done - but who left their poles behind?
The Langdale Pikes tower above The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel
Low cloud covers Lingmoor Fell as we walk through Little Langdale
One of the entrances to . . .
Cathedral Cave . . .
where a second level opening provides enough light . . .
to capture a group shot . . .
and explore the various aspects . . .
including another tunnel . . .
and the colours in the rock
The group poses on the 17th century packhorse bridge . . .
before crossing the beck and heading back to the cars