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. 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. Getting … The views are superb throughout. Situated at the start of the walk up Mickleden, it represents the promise of liquid refreshment at the end of the walk. The stone pitching ends but the path continues upwards, rough but clear and well trodden. In climbing circles it is known as the "ODG". These are rocky in nature and have been crafted into steps in places. 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). It is often added to a Crinkle Crags walk but also makes for an excellent, if steep, climb on its own. The ridge of Blea Rigg is ahead. Don't climb it directly but choose any desired route up the easily scrambled rocks well to the right. The view from here back to Gimmer Crag is both impressive and inspiring. Further along Blea Rigg you can turn off and descend into Easedale in a number of places, and from there into Grasmere. 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. This walk follows a popular path through Stickle Ghyll to Stickle Tarn in the Great Langdale area of the Lake District. The Walk. 2304′. Grasmere left and Langdale valley on the right and, with a wing and a prayer, I should end up in Ambleside. note that gradients are usually grossly exaggerated. Along the way if you feel like it there are a number of small Birkett tops you can visit, but these aren't obligatory. Bowfell and Esk Pike are both included in this Classic Lake district walk from the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel in Great Langdale. Keep above the buildings of the hotel and go through the far gate. For many people their … 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. 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 … The walk starts at New Dungeon Ghyll where there is a large National Trust car park, a pub and hotel. 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. The route is from the Old Dungeon Ghyll car park. 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. Weather: Mixed cloud and sun, very windy on tops. This bus stops at Elterwater, Skelwith Bridge and Dungeon Ghyll so you can shorten the walk route if you want. 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 . Take the A593 from Ambleside to Skelwith Bridge, then turn right along the B5343 heading for Great Langdale. 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. 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. The 'easiest' way up England's highest from Great Langdale. We really envisage you starting from Ambleside, where there are various parking options, and taking the 516 bus into Langdale. Der Dungeon Ghyll ist ein Wasserlauf im Lake District, Cumbria, England. The ridge walk to Pike o’Stickle was straightforward, though the last secion involved a small scramble. 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. Alternatively traverse further east to the next gully, this is 'Wainwrights' 10ft. On the return you cannot but be impressed by the grandeur of Pike 'O Stickle with it's continuous steep slope and scree runs. Keep ahead and follow the path above the wall to the left to the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel. 'A friend and I combined a couple of walks from Mike's Walking Englishman website to make a fantastic day in the Lakes. Great Langdale from beside Dungeon Ghyll Here are some examples: Walk height profile The walk can be started in any of these locations, although parking is only available in Elterwater and Dungeon Ghyll. I have categorised Pike o’ Blisco under Easy Fells but this is no easy fell such as a Catbells or Helm Crag…. 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 Then take the stone pitched path bearing right climbing steadily. In a little over 400m (440 yards) the path climbs onto broken ground of rocky outcrops, follow it up and meander amongst the outcrops. Parking for the walk up to Dungeon Ghyll is available at the foot of Harrison Stickle. At the bottom turn right and then bear left along the clear path. Walking From New Dungeon Ghyll The stairway to Heaven starts from right outside the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel. A small collection of stones marks the summit of Blea Rigg. If there is a group of you, parking a car at either end is an option. Hill data is derived from Database of British and Irish hills which is licensed under a Walkers: Andrew . Take care not to be drawn into descending down into the valley. Cross the grass expanse, avoiding the little boggy patches and tarns would perhaps be for the best. On reaching Gimmer Crag you can get-up close to its impressive bulk and appreciate the climbers skill in assailing its intricacies. 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. This is the climbers route to Gimmer Crag but is very faint on the ground and twists and turns up the hillside. Length 6.9 mi Elevation gain 2,687 ft Route type Loop Hiking Walking … 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. Getting down … Or those looking for luxury can stay at the 4star spa hotel The Langdale. So a rather fine journey. Although rough with rocky steps there are no difficulties. The walk starts at New Dungeon Ghyll where there is a large National Trust car park, a pub and hotel. Continue across the top of Thunacar Knott, and down into the depression. Then joining the gradually descending ridge of Blea Rigg you walk back through bog, heather, and more rock, into bracken lands again. Trevelyan who donated it to the National Trust. 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. Take the stone pitched path on the right leading upwards. Altogether a total of eight of Wainwright's fells are completed in this fabulous circuit of the Langdale Fells. Parking for the walk up to Dungeon Ghyll is availiable at the foot of Harrison Stickle. 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 … 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. 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). 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. 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. Retrace your steps and try your hand at a number of easy scrambles to the top of Loft Crag. 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. Leave Sergeant Man by dropping left off the summit, and then sharp right onto a clear path heading roughly south east. A few rocky steps are easily clambered over. 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'. 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. Continue south east, initially a steep path descends from the summit and then wanders though the profusion of knotted ground. 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. 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. The pass goes up over a ridge of mountains and crests at 480m (1500ft) high. Eventually you reach the trig point at the summit of Loughrigg. Passing down the right hand side of Lang How, Silver How finally comes into view across 600m (660 yards) of Brigstone Moss. 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. 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 then returns higher up the hillside, providing nice views down over the valley. It was bought by the historian Professor G.M. Old Dungeon Ghyll - Rossett Gill - Esk Hause - Scafell Pike - Great End - Esk Pike - Bowfell - Three Tarns - Old Dungeon Ghyll (Grid ref. Ascent: 2,900 feet . Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. 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. Don't go along the terrace! Once out of the valley there are no shelters. 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. 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. Soon you are faced with a choice. 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. Cross two short grassy areas generally bearing left on both. Try to keep to its line. 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. This route is to the right or east and the 'South-east Gully'. … We thought it was time to do something slightly different from our usual walks, so we came up with a journey amongst the fells. 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 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. The combination of two great Lakeland fells make this an exceptional walk. The high fells surrounding Scafell Pike all have their own character. Keep on the path as it climbs through the bracken. The ghyll is over to your right thundering over hidden waterfalls. We really envisage you starting from Ambleside, where there are various parking options, and taking the 516 bus into Langdale. 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. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking. at least I could walk back. Our video is a guided walk in the Lake District from Dungeon Ghyll to Bow Fell via The Band. 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. Accommodation. Go through and follow the path keeping generally right through the enclosure to reach Red Bank road. Activity. The path descends steeply a short distance. Windermere is 11.8 miles from the accommodation, while Ambleside is 7.5 miles away. You can play darts at The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, and the area is popular for hiking. Keep left for views of Grasmere. Date of walk: 5th October 2017. The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel was originally a farm and inn. Starting out at Old Dungeon Ghyll we did Bowfell via the Climbers Traverse, onto Esk Pike, Scafell Pike, Scafell via Lords Rake, down … 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. 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. Stickle Ghyll car park By road. You now have the lovely view down to Grasmere with fells on the skyline. Stickle Ghyll. It then returns higher up the fellside (Lingmoor Fell), providing nice views down over the valley. At the far end there's a slightly confusing finish. Stick to a general heading of south east. From the summit of Harrison Stickle drop to the left into a gully and then turn right to head slightly west of north (NNW). From the summit of Blea Rigg bear right, following a grassy path descending into a short rocky gully. Ignore the gate to the left and let yourself be funnelled between walls to a gate. If in doubt, take a compass bearing. Going through the fell gate continue on the recently resurfaced lane, and tarmac. On the other side you also descend easily into the heart of Ambleside via Rothay Park whilst encountering the least amount of tarmac road. 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. Old Dungeon Ghyll: Hikers' bar - See 310 traveler reviews, 39 candid photos, and great deals for Great Langdale, UK, at Tripadvisor. These are the Langdale Pikes. Looking forward to a grand day out on the fells, I parked in the National Trust … The walk begins by following the course of the Langdale Beck from Elterwater to Dungeon Ghyll. 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. 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. 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. chock-stone route. A circular walk taking in some of the most beautiful views that the Langdale Valley has to offer. The Old Dungeon Ghyll side is marked by a big piece of slate with arrows. Eating Out. At the cairn bear left. At the Underloughrigg road turn right, across the cattle grid and then left over the packhorse bridge into Rothay Park. 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 … On this side, switchbacks go up the sleep side of the mountain alongside a river. Walk c414 Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale. There are several routes, high, low and in between that link Dungeon Ghyll and Ambleside. The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hote l, or ODG for short, has been welcoming walkers and fell-runners for over 300 years. Attraction. 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