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. 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. Event. Passing down the right hand side of Lang How, Silver How finally comes into view across 600m (660 yards) of Brigstone Moss. Attraction. The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hote l, or ODG for short, has been welcoming walkers and fell-runners for over 300 years. 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). Old Dungeon Ghyll - Rossett Gill - Esk Hause - Scafell Pike - Great End - Esk Pike - Bowfell - Three Tarns - Old Dungeon Ghyll (Grid ref. Cross two short grassy areas generally bearing left on both. Alternatively traverse further east to the next gully, this is 'Wainwrights' 10ft. Soon you are faced with a choice. We really envisage you starting from Ambleside, where there are various parking options, and taking the 516 bus into Langdale. 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. 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. Parking for the walk up to Dungeon Ghyll is availiable at the foot of Harrison Stickle. Starting from the New Dungeon Ghyll, follow Dungeon Ghyll up towards its source amongst the Langdale Pikes. The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel was originally a farm and inn. The combination of two great Lakeland fells make this an exceptional walk. 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). 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. The path runs alongside the spectactular Dungeon Ghyll Force waterfall and involves a climb of about 1500 ft on a series of stone steps. 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. 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. From the summit of Blea Rigg bear right, following a grassy path descending into a short rocky gully. Take care not to be drawn into descending down into the valley. Keep left for views of Grasmere. The ridge of Blea Rigg is ahead. Summary: This walk was undertaken by John Deasey and his friend Neal Lever. I have categorised Pike o’ Blisco under Easy Fells but this is no easy fell such as a Catbells or Helm Crag…. The 'easiest' way up England's highest from Great Langdale. Getting … Drop down and at the bottom turn right below the crag and then left on reaching a path. Close to Ambleside is the lovely valley of Langdale. Further along Blea Rigg you can turn off and descend into Easedale in a number of places, and from there into Grasmere. The following summary is in John's own words. Cairns confirm the path, but it looks to descend to Elterwater. In a little over 400m (440 yards) the path climbs onto broken ground of rocky outcrops, follow it up and meander amongst the outcrops. Further down the valley there is the New Dungeon Ghyll … Length 6.9 mi Elevation gain 2,687 ft Route type Loop Hiking Walking … Walkers: Andrew . 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. Stick to a general heading of south east. 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. Altogether a total of eight of Wainwright's fells are completed in this fabulous circuit of the Langdale Fells. 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 … This circular walk around the valley begins in Chapel Stile and continues onto Dungeon Ghyll. Don't climb it directly but choose any desired route up the easily scrambled rocks well to the right. … Higher up it becomes a rough and rocky scramble. You can play darts at The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, and the area is popular for hiking. In 400m (440 yards) or so reaching a large cairn, turn left to pick your way down the steep descent. The route is from the Old Dungeon Ghyll car park. Great Langdale from beside Dungeon Ghyll For many people their … Then take the stone pitched path bearing right climbing steadily. 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 … This is the climbers route to Gimmer Crag but is very faint on the ground and twists and turns up the hillside. 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. Grasmere left and Langdale valley on the right and, with a wing and a prayer, I should end up in Ambleside. 'A friend and I combined a couple of walks from Mike's Walking Englishman website to make a fantastic day in the Lakes. This bus stops at Elterwater, Skelwith Bridge and Dungeon Ghyll so you can shorten the walk route if you want. Keep ahead and follow the path above the wall to the left to the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel. 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. Eating Out. Once out of the valley there are no shelters. 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. 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. At the Underloughrigg road turn right, across the cattle grid and then left over the packhorse bridge into Rothay Park. 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. The ghyll is over to your right thundering over hidden waterfalls. These are rocky in nature and have been crafted into steps in places. At the far end there's a slightly confusing finish. 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. Then joining the gradually descending ridge of Blea Rigg you walk back through bog, heather, and more rock, into bracken lands again. Although rough with rocky steps there are no difficulties. We thought it was time to do something slightly different from our usual walks, so we came up with a journey amongst the fells. A few rocky steps are easily clambered over. If you need accommodation we have details of 30 properties offering rooms near the start of this walk. The walk begins by following the course of the Langdale Beck from Capel Stile to Dungeon Ghyll. 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. 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. Old Dungeon Ghyll: Hikers' bar - See 310 traveler reviews, 39 candid photos, and great deals for Great Langdale, UK, at Tripadvisor. The view from here back to Gimmer Crag is both impressive and inspiring. Ignore the gate to the left and let yourself be funnelled between walls to a gate. Reaching a small boggy patch skirt past it on the left and climb the outcrop ahead on the left. On this side, switchbacks go up the sleep side of the mountain alongside a river. We chose the latter. 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. Below Dungeon Ghyll . In climbing circles it is known as the "ODG". We really envisage you starting from Ambleside, where there are various parking options, and taking the 516 bus into Langdale. Don't go along the terrace! Retrace your steps and try your hand at a number of easy scrambles to the top of Loft 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. A small collection of stones marks the summit of Blea Rigg. chock-stone route. Walk c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale. It is often added to a Crinkle Crags walk but also makes for an excellent, if steep, climb on its own. All on a clear day easy to follow. These are the Langdale Pikes. Refreshments are available at the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel. Eventually you reach the Little Loughrigg to Ambleside bridleway, where you turn left. At the cairn bear left. It was bought by the historian Professor G.M. The path is quite clear now, but meanders a lot. Stickle Ghyll car park By road. Go through the gate, immediately turn right and at the top cross the step stile - it has a dog gate. Or those looking for luxury can stay at the 4star spa hotel The Langdale. Accommodation. Windermere is 11.8 miles from the accommodation, while Ambleside is 7.5 miles away. This walk follows a popular path through Stickle Ghyll to Stickle Tarn in the Great Langdale area of the Lake District. On the return you cannot but be impressed by the grandeur of Pike 'O Stickle with it's continuous steep slope and scree runs. 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. Bowfell and Esk Pike are both included in this Classic Lake district walk from the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel in Great Langdale. 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. Continue across the top of Thunacar Knott, and down into the depression. 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. This is a wide rough track. Cross the grass expanse, avoiding the little boggy patches and tarns would perhaps be for the best. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking. From behind the hotel leave the Mickleden path glancing upwards towards the trees. If there is a group of you, parking a car at either end is an option. 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. Date of walk: 5th October 2017. Go straight ahead eventually coming out into Ambleside town centre. 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. Go through and follow the path keeping generally right through the enclosure to reach Red Bank road. 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'. Eventually you reach the trig point at the summit of Loughrigg. 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 route is to the right or east and the 'South-east Gully'. Parking for the walk up to Dungeon Ghyll is available at the foot of Harrison Stickle. The Walk. The main way we fund this work is by selling our walks as PDFs for printing. Our video is a guided walk in the Lake District from Dungeon Ghyll to Bow Fell via The Band. 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. 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. Distance: 8.9 miles. 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. Leave Sergeant Man by dropping left off the summit, and then sharp right onto a clear path heading roughly south east. You follow the Cumbria Way to the New Dungeon Ghyll, then head back to Elterwater through fields and woodland. 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. Continue south east, initially a steep path descends from the summit and then wanders though the profusion of knotted ground. National Trust property on main footpath up to Langdale Pikes. If there is a group of you, parking a car at either end is an option. 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. Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. 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 views are superb throughout. The walk starts at New Dungeon Ghyll where there is a large National Trust car park, a pub and hotel. Superb fell walking on a superb ridge. 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. Starting out at Old Dungeon Ghyll we did Bowfell via the Climbers Traverse, onto Esk Pike, Scafell Pike, Scafell via Lords Rake, down … The high fells surrounding Scafell Pike all have their own character. 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. From the summit of Silver How turn right to pick up a path through the grass, heading SSW. My route, not very planned, was: I figured just to up on to the ridges, turn right, keep Grasmere and associated tarns. Proceed up through the National Trust car park, past the information panel to zigzag behind the buildings into the open grass area. 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. 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. 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. Stickle Ghyll. at least I could walk back. Weather: Mixed cloud and sun, very windy on tops. Hill data is derived from Database of British and Irish hills which is licensed under a 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 … Situated at the start of the walk up Mickleden, it represents the promise of liquid refreshment at the end of the walk. 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