Tuesday 13 July 2010

Walk 29.

96. Lingmoor Fell LDW-184 1539 ft

Phil Judy and Treacle walked 1.8 miles and climbed 850 ft
Route from National Trust Car Park near Blea Tarn
It was useful having lunch at the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel and looking at the dinner menu and feeling the ambience of the place I had heard much about and seen on the internet. The Hotel sits right underneath the Langdale Pikes and is served by public transport for most of the year, hence its popularity.  We might return there sometime to stay, as they do allow dogs in certain rooms, so Treacle would be catered for.

So much for that, now back to WOTA. We left the hotel taking the B5343 to where it ended at The Old Dungeon Ghyll.  The roads bends here and narrows, climbing and winding steeply up to Bleatarn House where the path up to Lingmoor Fell LDW-184 (SOTA LD-040) branches off. We continued motoring as there is no parking in the vicinity and used the National Trust pay and display car park at grid reference 295043. This mainly serves the popular Blea Tarn.  Parking is free to National Trust members. 
We left the car at 1.50pm and walked back up the road to Bleatarn House. The path then hairpins off to the right up to Brown How which is the highest point on Lingmoor Fell. From car to fell top took 40 minutes. It is important to climb the fence-stile pictured (above right) at 301044 to avoid having to climb the wall further up the hill, which is more difficult. 

Six contacts were made from here with G1OHH, G6HXL, G1KLZ/M, G1CCL, G4USW AND G6ODU.  I can be seen (right) with Treacle on the summit. We left the summit as we had found it having had it all to ourselves, and returned to the car. 

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