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Lingmell
807m (2648ft)

The Southern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


Record Lingmell as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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English Mountain
37th highest in England,
70th in England & Wales

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44th highest in England,
85th in England & Wales

Walk Lingmell walking UK Mountains in The Southern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

The view from the summit of Lingmell

Photo: Paul Coulter

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The Lake District National Park


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OL6 The English Lakes - South Western area


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89 West Cumbria, Cockermouth & Wast Water


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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Lingmell Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Lingmell

Richard Marchant walked up on June 2nd, 2022 [from/via/route] Early start from Seathwaite up to Stockley Bridge & up through Grains Gill to Esk House then behind Great End & on to Broad Crag then Scafell Pike. Down to Lingmell Col & up on to Lingmel, then back to the Col & along the Corridor Route to Sty Head then down Styhead Gill to Stockley Bridge & back to the car. [with] with my son James [weather] Dry Day & a bit overcast in the morning although it did become sunny & clear in the afternoon.

Richard Beardsley climbed on June 2nd, 2022 [from/via/route] Used route C233. [with] Myself, Paula, Andy and Dylan. [weather] Nice fine day with some cloud but not too hot. - Parked at the NT car park, (probably got one of the last spaces) & commenced hiking at 0920hrs. Followed the crowd up towards Scafell Pike but veered off left to summit Lingmell first. Rejoined main path & summited Scafell Pike. After our sandwiches it was off west, descending rocky ground, to roughly follow the suggested route. Eventually summited Sca Fell. Then it was the 5km downward slog back to the car park arriving there at 1710hrs. Total time taken - 7hrs 40mins. Shattered but thoroughly enjoyable.

Kevin Foster bagged on May 19th, 2022 [from/via/route] National Trust car park, Brackenclose, Wasdale Head. [with] By myself. [weather] Early cloud on Scafells lifting by midday then sunny. - Great views of the Scafells on the ascent & a great viewpoint for Gable, Kirk Fell, Pillar & looking down into the upper reaches of Piers Gill.

Andrew Johnson hiked on July 1st, 2021 [from/via/route] Wasdale [weather] Fair weather

Stephen Eddy summited on October 7th, 2021 [from/via/route] Wasdale Head [with] Mike Woodhouse, Tony Harris, Martin Bayliss [weather] Dry, in cloud at summit

Tony Halliday conquered on October 6th, 2021 [from/via/route] Circular walk started in Wasdale camp site climbed scarfell pike then cut across climbed lingmell & descended via the lingmell footpath back into Wasdale [with] Sally Halliday and Jimmy boo and George our 3 dogs [weather] The weather was perfect sunny light cool breeze with perfect clear views no rain & no wind - Great walk our dogs were fine with terrain spectacular views not too busy as it was midweek if you are climbing scarfell lingmell is a must ! We descended the lingmell foot path & had the whole mountain to ourselves also saw F15 fighter jets flying between the mountains training exercise

Claire Kirk scaled on August 31st, 2021 [from/via/route] Wasdale National Trust Camp Site [with] Phil [weather] Cloudy but dry - Wild camped at Sprinkling Tarn

Paul Ward walked up on October 27th, 2019 [from/via/route] Started from NT Car Park Wasdale Head [with] Jamie

Wayne Baxter climbed on July 13th, 2021 [from/via/route] Walked from Wasdale Head Hotel climed up brown tongue to the junction of Lingmell & Scafell Pike. Due to the amount of cloud & other walks we decisioned to go to Lingmell first then onto Scafell Pike, we return on the same path. It work as we got to the top of Scafell Pike the cloud lifted & the sun broke through [with] Sue [weather] Cloudy with the odd sunny spell - Not a pleasant walk to many walkers

Christine Shepherd bagged on April 26th, 2008 [from/via/route] Wasdale [with] On my own [weather] Very hot. - The conditions were dreadful; driving wind & heavy rain. I reached the summit cairn & came down. Climbed again 1.9.10 when I went on to look at the view of Gable from the tall cairn.

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Lingmell

*Kirk Fell (left), Great Gable (centre) Lingmell, Scafell Pike (partially hidden) and Illgill Head across Wast Water

*Kirk Fell (left), Great Gable (centre) Lingmell, Scafell Pike (partially hidden) and Illgill Head across Wast Water

Photo: Wayne Hill (32)

Lingmell (far right), Scafel Pike, Mickledore, Sca Fell and Illgill Head (centre right) from across Overbeck Bridge, Wast Water

Lingmell (far right), Scafel Pike, Mickledore, Sca Fell and Illgill Head (centre right) from across Overbeck Bridge, Wast Water

Photo: Alan Wainwright (78)

Great End, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Sca Fell and Slightside from the summit of Yewbarrow

Great End, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Sca Fell and Slightside from the summit of Yewbarrow

Photo: David Hemingway (7)

Wast Water, Yewbarrow (left), Kirk Fell (centre left), Great Gable (centre right) and Lingmell Fell (right) from Illgill Head

Wast Water, Yewbarrow (left), Kirk Fell (centre left), Great Gable (centre right) and Lingmell Fell (right) from Illgill Head

Photo: Ian Mansell (10)

Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable and Lingmell (right) and Scafell Pike (far right) from Wast Water

Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable and Lingmell (right) and Scafell Pike (far right) from Wast Water

Photo: Peter Dryden (4)

The shoulder of Lingmell and snow on Illgill Head (far left), Wasdale and Wast Water (left) and Yewbarrow (right) from Gable Beck Bridge

The shoulder of Lingmell and snow on Illgill Head (far left), Wasdale and Wast Water (left) and Yewbarrow (right) from Gable Beck Bridge

Photo: Bob Ferguson (70)

*Kirk Fell, Great Gable and Lingmell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

*Kirk Fell, Great Gable and Lingmell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

Photo: Wayne Hill (12)

Kirk Fell, Great Gable, Great End and Lingmell from the summit of Yewbarrow

Kirk Fell, Great Gable, Great End and Lingmell from the summit of Yewbarrow

Photo: David Hemingway (6)

Haycock, Little Scoat Fell, Red Pike (Wasdale), Pillar, Top of Stirrup Crag, Kirk Fell, Great Gable, Great End, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Sca Fell, Slightside, Harter Fell (Eskdale) and Burnmoor Tarn from the summit of Yewbarrow

Haycock, Little Scoat Fell, Red Pike (Wasdale), Pillar, Top of Stirrup Crag, Kirk Fell, Great Gable, Great End, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Sca Fell, Slightside, Harter Fell (Eskdale) and Burnmoor Tarn from the summit of Yewbarrow

Photo: David Hemingway (3)

Great Gable (back), Lingmell, the shoulder of Scafell Pike and Mickeldore from Symonds Knott

Great Gable (back), Lingmell, the shoulder of Scafell Pike and Mickeldore from Symonds Knott

Photo: Greg Campbell (12)

Lingmell Beck, Wasdale

Lingmell Beck, Wasdale

Photo: Bob Ferguson (71)

Wast Water from  near Lingmell Gill (Wasdale Head)

Wast Water from near Lingmell Gill (Wasdale Head)

Photo: Paul Coulter (7)

Wasdale Head at sunrise from Lingmell

Wasdale Head at sunrise from Lingmell

Photo: Craig Carter (25)

Wasdale Head featuring Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable (centre), Lingmell (right) and the lower slopes of Scafell Pike (right) from across Wast Water

Wasdale Head featuring Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable (centre), Lingmell (right) and the lower slopes of Scafell Pike (right) from across Wast Water

Photo: Ian Mansell (4)

Wast Water from Lingmell Gill on the way up Scafell Pike. The fell to the right is Middle Fell

Wast Water from Lingmell Gill on the way up Scafell Pike. The fell to the right is Middle Fell

Photo: Alan Reed (1)

Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable and Lingmell (right) from Wast Water

Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable and Lingmell (right) from Wast Water

Photo: Peter Dryden (3)

The Wasdale Valley featuring Lingmell (left), Illgill Head and Whin Rigg (left of centre in the distance), Wast Water (centre) and Yewbarrow (right) from near Westmorland Cairn on the summit of Great Gable

The Wasdale Valley featuring Lingmell (left), Illgill Head and Whin Rigg (left of centre in the distance), Wast Water (centre) and Yewbarrow (right) from near Westmorland Cairn on the summit of Great Gable

Photo: Ian Mansell (14)

Lingmell summit cairn with Great Gable in the background

Lingmell summit cairn with Great Gable in the background

Photo: Christine Shepherd (28)

Lingmell (left) and Kirk Fell in sunlight from near Dropping Crag below Scafell Pike

Lingmell (left) and Kirk Fell in sunlight from near Dropping Crag below Scafell Pike

Photo: Rob Barklamb (16)

Yewbarrow, Great Gable and Lingmell from Wast Water

Yewbarrow, Great Gable and Lingmell from Wast Water

Photo: Andy Malcolm (49)


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