Time: 3 - 4 hours
Parking: At either Old or New Dungeon Ghyll car parks or, if you arrive early enough, there are some free roadside places by Rossett Bridge. Alternatively, take the 516 bus from Ambleside.
|Rossett Pike in March, as seen from Mickleden|
|Strava estimates a total walking distance of 11km|
1. The walk starts at Old Dungeon Ghyll. Take the short path between Middle Fell Farm and the Hotel to join the main track heading west towards the valley of Mickleden. Walk along the track as it continues up the wide valley at the foot of the Langdale Fell. The peaks of the Langdale Pikes will be above you, to the right. (This is the same route as described to visit those Pikes elsewhere in this blog).
|The track runs alongside the wall on the left. Rossett Pike is behind.|
2. Walk beyond both Loft Crag and Pike o'Stickle and continue along the track all the way to the end of Mickleden. Rossett Pike will be ahead of you all the way.
|Continue along the track to the end of Mickleden|
|Cross the gill on the bridge above the sheepfold|
|Follow the sign towards Esk Hause|
|Climbing alongside Rossett Gill in wintertime|
|The path heads towards the ravine, then bends left|