Walk Report: Crinkle Crags

Date: 3rd Jan 2009
Stats: 7.5 miles, 2800 feet
Weather: High cloud well above the tops, no wind, very cold, slight haze
Trig Points: 0
Wainwrights: 1: Crinkle Crags
Other Info: £5.50 all day parking in Old Dungeon Ghyll hotel, with toilets (I think)
Summary: Old Dungeon Ghyll hotel, Stool End, The Band, Crinkle Crags, Red Tarn, Browney Gill path, Stool End, Old Dungeon Ghyll


Key to symbols:
= Wainwright Summit

A cracking winter walk without any of that nasty technical snow stuff to complicate things 🙂

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Old Dungeon Ghyll car park – I’m in an awful hire car today

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Looking into Oxendale with Crinkle Crags behind

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Stool End with the Band behind

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The path splits at Stool End, I go right

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Frozen path on The Band with Crinkle Crags behind

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Pike of Blisco

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Crinkle Crags

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My path ahead, Bow Fell on the right

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Icy steps up the path to Three Tarns

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The Scafells with one of the Three Tarns in the foreground

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Scafell Pike from Three Tarns

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The Scafells with one of the Three Tarns in the foreground

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Frozen, unnamed tarn on path up to Crinkle Crags

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Distant balloon over far off fells

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Three Tarns and Bow Fell

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Unnamed tarn on approach to Crinkle Crags summit

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The crinkles of Crinkle Crags ahead

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Crinkles 2, 3 and 4 from Crinkle 1, walkers gathering on the summit of Crinkle 4

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Walkers gathering on the summit of Crinkle Crags (Crinkle 4)

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Langdale valley from Crinkle Crags

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Looking back along Crinkle Crags towards Bow Fell

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Summit cairn on Crinkle Crags with Scafells behind

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The Bad Step, after I’ve scrambled down from it

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Looking down Langdale valley

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Crinkle 4 and the Bad Step, also the alternative route around Bad Step, to the left

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Walkers approaching from Pike of Blisco

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Red Tarn

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The red brick path down from Pike of Blisco

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Fantastic frozen waterfalls on the Brown Howe path from Pike of Blisco

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Frozen paths were a real problem on the descent

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Langdale valley

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r />Car park now jammed at Old Dungeon Ghyll

lonewalker

Fell-walker, trig-pointer, peak-bagger, Wainwright-er & Pennine Way author, with a passion for long paths, malt whisky, fast cars & Man City

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