Saturday, 1 July 2000


The two faces of Lingmell
Height: 807m (2,648ft)
Prominence: 72m (236ft)
Region: Southern Fells
Classifications: Nuttall, Hewitt, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Cairn
Times climbed: 1
Related trip report:
Scafell Pike & Lingmell - 08/06/2013
The cairn on Lingmell, much larger than described in Wainwright's guide
What Wainwright said:

A Jekyll and Hyde of a mountain, Lingmell has two smooth, rounded sides leading down to south and west and two sides that fall 2000ft to the valley below, thanks to the forceful water of Piers Gill. Connected to Scafell Pike via Lingmell Col, Lingmell is often overlooked by most walkers and bypassed by people ascending Scafell Pike.

Views from Lingmell are impressive, particularly down Piers Gill and across the valley to Great Gable. Descending the southern slopes reveal a stunning view of Wastwater and the complete Mosedale valley.

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