Walked straight out of the National Trust's Great Langdale campsite, initially follow the lane past Wall End Farm before taking the path that initially follows and then crosses Redacre Gill. As this path climbs you have a really good pitched path that is easy to climb and follow.
|Crinkle Crags from by Wall End farm. The Band on the right and the edge of Pike O'Blisco on the left|
|View back from the start of the Redacre Gill path|
|View back to Great Langdale and Side Pike|
|View Across to the Langdale Pikes|
|View ahead to the summit|
As the above photo shows the pitched path does end after a while but the walking is still fairly easy underfoot in the main.
|View to Bowfell|
|Bowfell close up|
|Another view of the Langdale Pikes from higher up Pike O'Blisco|
Keep heading towards the summit and there is only one scrambly bit which, if you aren't good at that hand on rock malarky, can be manfully avoided by skirting around to the left. The advantage of this is that you then get this nice viewpoint towards Windermere:
Once at the summit enjoy the views (which, for some reason, I neglected to take a photo from!! D'oh!!!) as they are fantastic. Crinkles, Bowfell, Langdale Pikes all look majestic. Once it is time to descend take the path down to the Northern side of Red Tarn.
Last year this path wasn't brilliant underfoot. However, there were also plenty of rock bags in evidence so I presume Fix the Fells were around and this path may well now be in a better state.
|Red Tarn looking southwest|
From Red Tarn follow the path past Browney Gill and Brown Howe back to Oxendale. The just take the path past the bottom of the Band and Stool End Farm back to the campsite and the Old Dungeon Ghyll.
|Scree over the path back to Oxendale|
|Crinkle Crags seen on the descent|
|View down to Oxendale and Great Langdale|
|Crinkle Crags above a relatively dry Oxendale Beck|
All in all a lovely walk I'd like to repeat, possible extending it over the Crinkle Crags themselves and maybe even Bowfell on a good day.