Pike of Blisco and Crinkle Crags Walk

Difficulty
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Hard
Duration
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4.5-6.5h
Distance
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12.1 km
Elevation
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941 m
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Pike of Blisco and Crinkle Crags Walk

The Pike of Blisco and Crinkle Crags Trail is a challenging adventure that will see you climb several rugged peaks for some spectacular Lake District views. While out on the trail, you will traverse the Pike of Blisco and Great Knott summits before traversing the rocky and undulating terrain of the Crinkle Crags for views of Great Langdale Valley and surrounding peaks. There is no doubt that this is a tough day on the trails; however, the views and sense of accomplishment at having completed such a route are more than enough of a reward.

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Route Description for Pike of Blisco and Crinkle Crags Walk

Although challenging, the Pike of Blisco and Crinkle Crags Walk is a popular route with fell climbers that don’t mind a rough day on the trails that will see them ascend and descend a series of rocky peaks. The trail sets out from the car park and heads to the southwest, climbing up the hillside along Redacre Gill on the way to the summit of Pike of Blisco. After enjoying the views, walkers will then descend the hillside, only to climb back uphill to the west toward the rocky and undulating peaks of the Crinkle Crags. After traversing this rugged stretch of trail and taking in the views of the fells that spread out in every directions, you will once again descend the hillside, passing by the rushing waters of Whorneyside Force and walking along Oxendale Beck for the return leg of the journey back to the trailhead.

Getting to the Pike of Blisco and Crinkle Crags Walk Trailhead

To reach the trailhead for the Pike of Blisco and Crinkle Crags Walk from Little Langdale, drive west on Side Gates for 1.6 km and continue straight for another 3.2 km to find the parking area on the right.

Route Information

  • When to do

    March-October

  • Backcountry Campsites

    Great Langdale Campsite

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    No

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Low

  • Route Type

    Circuit

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