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Side Pike and Lingmoor Fell: Lake District Walking Routes

Distance: 4.4 miles

Ascent: 1266ft


Side Pike 1187ft

Lingmoor Fell 1540ft

It is always a gamble, when there is low cloud, especially when you are going to get up early for sunrise. Walking past Blea Tarn I was in the dark and in thick fog. Even as I climbed Side Pike the fog was thick and I began to think I would see nothing. Finally, the fog thinned and I was above the clouds. The high fells of the Langdales, Bowfell and Crinkle Crags were above the clouds as the early morning sun shone softly upon them. I descended back into the fog, before re-emerging as I got to the summit of the neighbouring Lingmoor Fell.

lingmoor fell sunrise
Intricate spiderwebs in the heather

lingmoor fell
Lingmoor Fell from Side Pike

bowfell and crinkle crags lake district inversion
Bowfell and Crinkle Crags from out of the cloud

lake district inversion
Layers of fells in the clouds

Disclaimer: This is an account of my walk, it is not a guide. Do not go on a walk on these fells based solely off this guide. Remember, the fells are dangerous if you are unprepared and inexperienced.

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