Lingmoor derives its name from the Old Norse word for heather ( lyng ) and this certainly fits in with the heather clad fellside on the northern flanks of the fell; which incidentally, make for very difficult off path walking indeed.
Lingmoor Fell separates the two valleys of Great and Little Langdale and to state the obvious, this fell really does stand alone with no ridge routes or direct connections to anyother fells. Being bounded on both side by valleys of modest length opens up lots of opportunities for routes up, over and round Lingmoor Fell. Those of a more inventive nature will benefit most from this. Whatever route is taken I'm sure most people come away more than satisfied with this Lakeland gem.
I'm tempted to say if it weren't for Lingmoor Fell, this would be an ideal place for another lake.