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Langdale

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Just west of Ambleside is the distinct valley of Langdale. Club trips usually end up starting and finishing in the car park near the Sticklebarn pub in Great Langdale, from which it is a short walk up a well-trodden path to Stickle Tarn and the Langdale Pikes beyond. The Pikes are amongst Lakeland's more famous landmarks, and there are good views to be had of some of the higher peaks in the area. A good variety of walking is available throughout Langdale. West of the Pikes are Bow Fell and Crinkle Crags, and there are numerous low-level options around Little Langdale and Elterwater to the south and east. For the more adventurous there are also several scrambles in the valley, such as Jack's Rake on Pavey Ark. Club Sunday trips to Langdale are always popular due to this variety, and the good quality of pubs such as the Old Dungeon Ghyll. Langdale trips often finish in nearby Ambleside, where there are pubs and chippies for those who want to stay late.

Upcoming trips


There are current no upcoming trips to Langdale planned. Come along to our next Planning Meeting in the last week of term to suggest it as a location for next term!

Previous Trips


 Saturday 05 May, 2018
      Photos from the trip

Routes



Side Pike and Lingmoor Tarn


Distance: 5 km   |   Ascent: 350 m
Grade: Easy

This short walk is a great easier alternative or bad weather option that still gives great views up the valley.


The Langdale Pikes and Jack's Rake


Distance: 6 km   |   Ascent: 900 m
Grade: Moderate with grade 1 scrambling

A scrambler's route over the rocky summits above Langdale, taking in the famous scramble of Jack's Rake, giving a great sense of exposure whilst feeling secure and never too tricky.


Crinkle Crags via The Band


Distance: 13 km   |   Ascent: 800 m
Grade: Easy end of moderate

An absolute classic walk up The Band and over Crinkle Crags, before descending Browney Gill back to Langdale.


Scafell Pike and Bowfell


Distance: 22 km   |   Ascent: 2100 m
Grade: Strenous and long with a lot of ascent

A long but rewarding route up the Corridor Route onto Scafell Pike, and then down over Esk Pike and Bowfell.