Walk c129 Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

Superb fell walking on a superb ridge


Route outline for walk c129:

- Great Langdale  -   The Old Dungeon Ghyll  -   Stool End Farm  -   Oxendale  -   Oxendale Beck  -   Browney Gill  -   Red Tarn (Langdale)  -   Great Knott  -   Crinkle Crags (South Top)  -   Crinkle Crags (Long Top)  -   Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott)  -   Shelter Crags  -   Shelter Crags (North Top)  -   Three Tarns  -   Climbers' Traverse (optional)  -   Flat Crag  -   Cambridge Crag  -   Bowfell Buttress  -   Bow Fell (Bowfell)  -   Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top)  -   Ore Gap  -   Angle Tarn (Langdale)  -   Rossett Pike  -   Rossett Beck  -   Mickleden  -   Mickleden Beck  -   The Cumbria Way  -   The Old Dungeon Ghyll  -   Great Langdale.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
5
English
Mountains
Wainwright
3
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
8
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
0
Marilyns
Bridget
0
Bridgets

The highest point of this walk is Bow Fell (Bowfell) at 902m (2960ft). Bow Fell (Bowfell) is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (8th highest in England, 24th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 6). Bow Fell (Bowfell) is also known as an English Nuttall (10th in England, 27th in England & Wales).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top), 866m (2841ft). Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top) is also known as an English Nuttall (20th in England, 45th in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Crinkle Crags (Long Top), 859m (2819ft). Crinkle Crags (Long Top) is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (19th highest in England, 42nd highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 17). Crinkle Crags (Long Top) is also known as an English Nuttall (24th in England, 50th in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Crinkle Crags (South Top), 834m (2737ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (29th Eng, 55th Eng & Wal) and an English Nuttall (36th Eng, 65th Eng & Wal); Shelter Crags 815m (2675ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (34th Eng, 65th Eng & Wal) and an English Nuttall (42nd Eng, 79th Eng & Wal); Shelter Crags (North Top) 775m (2543ft) - an English Nuttall (70th Eng, 122nd Eng & Wal); Great Knott 696m (2284ft) - an English Nuttall (141st Eng, 230th Eng & Wal) and Rossett Pike 651m (2137ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (144th Eng, 248th in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 115) and an English Nuttall (193rd Eng, 330th Eng & Wal).


For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL6
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 89 or 90
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c129 Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

In no particular order . . .

Red Tarn (Langdale) with Great Knott, Shelter Crags (Crinkle Crags) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) beyond

Red Tarn (Langdale) with Great Knott, Shelter Crags (Crinkle Crags) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) beyond

Photo: Simon Barnett (43)

Sign in a field near Loughrigg Tarn

Sign in a field near Loughrigg Tarn

Photo: Edward Felstead (8)

Great Langdale under a deep snow

Great Langdale under a deep snow

Photo: Simon Barnett (67)

Mickleden and Great Langdale from Crinkle Crags

Mickleden and Great Langdale from Crinkle Crags

Photo: Simon Barnett (45)

Buttermere with Fleetwith Pike beyond

Buttermere with Fleetwith Pike beyond

Photo: James Brennan (8)

The Scafell Massif - Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End - from the summit cairn on Crinkle Crags (South Top)

The Scafell Massif - Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End - from the summit cairn on Crinkle Crags (South Top)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (168)

*Cinkle Crags, Bow Fell (Bowfell) and the Langdale Pikes from Great Langdale in the early morning

*Cinkle Crags, Bow Fell (Bowfell) and the Langdale Pikes from Great Langdale in the early morning

Photo: Andy Malcolm (18)

Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott), Shelter Crags and Shelter Crags (North Top) from Great Langdale

Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott), Shelter Crags and Shelter Crags (North Top) from Great Langdale

Photo: Mike Jennings (22)

Descending by Ney Gill towards Ravenseat

Descending by Ney Gill towards Ravenseat

Photo: Paul Holroyd (15)

Crinkle Crags from Great Knott

Crinkle Crags from Great Knott

Photo: Tim Hope (109)


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