Lingmoor Fell and Side Pike

Lingmoor is a rather fine little fell, steep and craggy with exceptional views to such classics as the Langdale Pikes, Bowfell, the Coniston Fells and many more.

Starting at another classic, the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel this moderate walk passes through the edge of the Great Langdale campsite to use a path which avoids a great deal of hard road walking. Passing Blea Tarn House and climbing up beside the ghyll opposite the cottage to the ridge of Side Pike. Then heading towards the towering face of Side Pike we see gradually getting closer is, unfortunately, no place for walkers. Intimidating from afar and from below the cliffs their sheer scale is finally apparent. A drop in height and re-ascent on the west ridge is not difficult, but the path is intermittent and requires a touch of off-piste sense. Previous walkers' efforts at forging through the bracken might be easier to see in the summer. The climb through the crags using whatever grassy rakes you can find is quite good fun. The west ridge wall will eventually collect you if there is any doubt where to go.

Parking is available at the National Trust pay and display car park next to the hotel.