Crinkle Crags is an attractive collection of 5 individual summits that make up this unusual looking fell. Directly opposite Bowfell and commanding a great position at the head of the Langdale Valley Crinkle Crags is well worth a visit.
Bowfell is the Lake District 4th highest peak. Sat at the Head of the beautiful Langdale and Eskdale Valleys. Bowfell has many options for ascent, on my first visit I chose Langdale as my starting point.
Continuing my support for conservation in the Lake District I’m pleased to let you know that Fix the Fells have chosen one of my Langdale Photographs for their Exhibition Banner at the forthcoming Outdoor Show at Excel in London 13th -16th January 2010. If you are planning on visiting the Outdoor Show pay a visit to the Fix the Fell stand to learn more about the great work they do to repair and maintain the Fell paths we all use.
As the country is gripped by cold weather there was a wonderful opportunity to head out into the Lake District last Sunday. Deep snow and brilliant blue skies made for wonderful photo opportunities. Langdale is a favourite location of mine as its relatively easy to access from the South Lakes. However deep snow and steep untreated roads made for an interesting challenge. This video below shows the ascent up toward Blea Tarn from the Hardnott Pass road. What an experience.
Once up at Blea Tarn it was clear to see we were the first visitors of the day, only animal tracks broke the perfect covering of deep snow.
Two kids a 4×4 driver and a photographer soon spoil the fresh snow and leave tracks of our own.
Further up the road looking into Mickleden, The Band below Bowfell and The Langdale Pikes, the foreground rock an sheep feeder gives you an idea of the snows depth at this point.
The ascent into Langdale from this point is bad enough on a fine day with tight hairpin bends and a 25% descent but add a deep covering of snow and see the video below for a taste of what it was like.
These pictures are a small selection of ones taken on my recent visit to Langdale. In the coming days more will be made available for sale via www.jamesbellphotography.co.uk. The above pictures can be viewed with more detail on my main website by clicking on the individual images. Or you can view more Lake District Images from Langdale here.
Hope your staying warm and looking forward to Christmas, I’m offering FREE Shipping on all my prints between now and Christmas and my Gallery Stock and selection of framed prints in Wilf’s Cafe both in Staveley have 30% off until Christmas too so there’s never been a better time to buy a Landscape Print from the Lake District.
All the best.
My latest Lake District Photographs are from just up the road from Elterwater, my last location. Langdale is regarded as one of the most beautiful locations in the Lakes with the Great Langdale valley and Little Langdale valley separated by Lingmoor Fell and the valley of Mickleden tucked away in the North West corner. Continue reading “Langdale”
My first Autumn visit to one of my favourite views over Blea Tarn and into Little Langdale. The tops of Crinkle Crags behind Wrynose Fell are just covered in cloud as is the summit of Bowfell at the top of the Band. Mickelden is the valley in between Bowfell and The Langdale Pikes, which you can see clearly here. Pike of Stickle, Harrison Stickle and Pavey Ark sit to the right.
The Langdale Pikes from Loughrigg Fell. http://www.jamesbellphotography.co.uk