Cold Pike & Pike O' Blisco circular walk

Monday 2nd October 2023

Cold Pike & Pike O' Blisco circular walk.

I've always climbed these two from Great Langdale and always enjoyed it, a great walk in a fantastic part of the lakes. But I have never climbed them via the other side from Wrynose Pass, so this was a little into the unknown for me. I think I've never been able to plan a circular walk for these two that was long enough to justify the drive to the lakes and back - most routes seem to be of a 'balloon' type, i.e. out, then a small circular and back via the same path. But as I'm always reluctant to do 'out and backs' if I can help it. So, I decided to climb Cold Fell, cross over to Pike O'Blisco then head down to Blea Tarn and back up Wrynose Pass. It was all good, but maybe the slog back up to Wrynose Pass at the end tarnished it a bit. Probably for most, an out and back (or Balloon) would be best and certainly easiest. But I still enjoyed a lovely day out with some stunning scenery throughout.

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Distance: 7.3 miles
Duration: 4:30 hours
Ascent: 2769 ft
Difficulty: Moderate/Hard
Accompanied By: On my Own
Weather: Mild but often cloudy

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3D outline of route