Crinkle Crags

Crinkle Crags summits lie facing the summits of Langdale Fell separated by Mickleden Beck River valley.

Technical sheet
No. 4098944
A Lakes walk posted on 05/06/15 by Tamtraductions. Update : 18/07/19
Calculated time Calculated time: 5h20[?]
Distance Distance : 7.08mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 2428ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 2434ft
Highest point Highest point : 2759ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 325ft
Difficult Difficulty : Difficult
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Lake District
Location Location : Lakes
Starting point Starting point : N 54.445201° / W 3.102294°
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Park in one of several car parks in Middle Fell, at the end of the B5343.

(D) Head south-west in order to reach a small road leading to Oxendale Valley (1). Pass through a group of houses and keep going in the same direction reaching a trail crossing. Keep to the right until the trail splits into two paths.

(2) Go down a track on the left-hand side heading south-south-west, which pretty much keeps heading in the same direction, then climb a steep slope reaching another crossing near Red Tarn Lake.

(3) Take a 90° turn to the right and continue the climb which becomes easier. Go left at Great Knott summit reaching South Top.

(4) Heading north you'll reach Long Top a few metres further (5) (here, ignore the trail to the right and take the one to the left which is a lot easier).

Keep heading north-east, slightly downhill following the cairns along the trail leading to Three Tarns Lakes.

(6) Head down The Band (7). Keep heading downhill (8) leading to point (1) and the way back.

Get back to the car park using the same trail as when you started.

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 331ft
1 : mi 0.72 - alt. 371ft - Oxendale crossing
2 : mi 1.23 - alt. 495ft - Trail crossing
3 : mi 2.19 - alt. 1716ft - Red Tarn crossing
4 : mi 3.39 - alt. 2648ft - South Top
5 : mi 3.71 - alt. 2753ft - Long Top - Bad Step
6 : mi 4.49 - alt. 2369ft - Three Tarns
7 : mi 5.12 - alt. 1837ft - The Band
8 : mi 5.98 - alt. 938ft - The Band
D/A : mi 7.08 - alt. 325ft

Useful Information

Hiking gear and wind-proof clothing a must.
No shelter

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