Lake District walks - Head of Langdale

You start down on the right of this picture, and walk up Pike o' Blisco, which is rising on the left. Crinkle Crags are in the distance, with the summit of Bowfell slightly hidden by cloud.

This is the top of Pike o' Blisco, with Bowfell filling the horizon.  You can see the path up Bowfell from Three Tarns, and the Band path back down into Langdale.

The ridge walk, from Crinkle Crags on the left to Bowfell on the right.  Esk Pike is hidden by Bowfell.  This picture was taken from near the top of Cold Pike.  Pike o' Blisco is around to the right.

Here is the Bad Step, below Crinkle 2, which is in fact the top point of Crinkle Crags.  You either scramble up, as in the second picture, or you walk round the buttress on the right hand side of the path.


If you are returning home from Bowfell, you can just re-trace your steps to Three Tarns and then take the Band path, but a good variation is to drop down, via the well named Great Slab, to the Climbers' Traverse, where you look up at Bowfell Buttress, a mecca for climbers.

An easy end to a long, strenuous day! The Band path down from Bowfell to the valley.

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For somewhere to stay nearby, try

Highbridge Cottage.

© P. G. R. Rigg 19/08/06