Lingmoor Fell is certainly one of my favourites, and it doesn’t seem to matter what time of year I walk it; each season rewards the eye with different visual characteristics of the surrounding fells. The Coniston Fells, Crinkle Crags, Bowfell and the Langdale Pikes dominate the skyline, while the valleys of Little and Great Langdale provide a beautiful expanse of contrasting colour. The snake-like ridge of Lingmoor Fell, or spine if you like, is a combination of unnamed subsidiary tops, the summit itself (Brown How), and two named tops of Bield Crag and Side Pike; the latter two being at either end of the fell’s long ridge. Lingmoor Tarn, the old quarry workings, Oakhowe Needle, and three more tops of Oakhowe Crag, Mart Crag and Busk Pike, are to be found on the northern and southern flanks, but detours to these are recommended outside of the winter months, when the paths are much easier to follow.

I make no apology for the amount of photos in this post (60)……well, go on then, I’m sorry!…..but Lingmoor Fell is very rewarding, and its long ridge provides superb views of the surrounding fells; I never put the camera away throughout the walk.

“The crescent-shaped ridge of high ground rises to the west from Elterwater’s pleasant pastures, climbs to a well-defined summit, a fine vantage point, and then curves northwards as it descends to valley-level near Dungeon Ghyll.” Lingmoor Fell 2


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