Monday, June 30, 2014

Side Pike, Lingmoor Fell and Cathedral Quarry

The magnificent Langdale Pikes across the valley from Side Pike on the left as we look back from the climb up the side of the wall to Lingmoor Fell

A nice Saturday walk with good friends.  Dean has just got into fellwalking and is starting to tick off his Wainwrights.  For David (the famous Wainwright Fellwalker) and myself, the walk also had something new in Cathedral Cave.

We set off from The New Dungeon Ghyll (Stickle Barn) after failing to get a parking spot at the Old Dungeon Ghyll.  This meant a bit of a walk before picking up the winding path up to Side Pike.  We went through the field and, after a bit of a stand off with a group of stubborn cows, we picked said path up and carried on up to the top of Side Pike.  After negotiating the squeeze, we carried on over to Lingmoor Fell and then onwards to Little Langdale and Cathedral Quarry Cave.  We came back along the road, picking up the path around Blea Tarn before the final road section back to the Stickle Barn for a pint.

Dean at Side Pike

David's photo of me passing through the squeeze.  We met a bloke here who was so excited to have made it through.  He said that nobody would believe that he had done it and got us to take his picture.  See David's photos here.

up on Lingmoor Fell looking towards the Langdale Pikes

Little Langdale Tarn and the Greenburn/Tilberthwaite Fells

Slater's Bridge

the entrance to Cathedral Quarry Cave

looking out of one of the 'windows'

main cave with pillar (and David)

10 miles

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