Saturday, 1 July 2000

Lingmoor Fell

Lingmoor Fell seen from Birk Fell Man
Height: 469m (1,539ft)
Prominence: 245m (804ft)
Region: Southern Fells
Classifications: Marilyn, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Small cairn on rocky outcrop
Times climbed: 1
Related trip report:
Lingmoor Fell & Blea Tarn - 17/01/2015
Lingmoor Fell's summit with Bowfell behind
What Wainwright Said:

"A crescent-shaped ridge of high ground rises to the west from Elterwater's pleasant pastures, climbs to a well-defined summit, a fine vantage point, and then curves northwards as it descends to valley level. The mass is Lingmoor Fell, so named because of the extensive zone of heather clothing the northern flanks below the summit".

Lingmoor Fell divides the valleys of Great Langdale and Little Langdale. The fell's name originates from the Old Norse word lyng meaning “heather covered”.

Although it is surrounded by higher and better-known fells, Lingmoor Fell is quite separate and distinct with no connecting ridges to other fells, giving it a considerable topographic prominence.

The summit of the fell has a high dry stone wall crossing it, the wall, in fact, traverses the entire spine of the fell, starting at the eastern foot and terminating abruptly at the crags below Side Pike in the west before re-commencing on the plateau. The view from the summit of Lingmoor Fell is highly regarded, there is a classic view of the Langdale Pikes and all of the high fells around the head of Great Langdale can be well appraised.

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