BIG North Christmas: Great Langdale - a Lakeland valley walk

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BIG North Christmas 2021
Dec 04

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This event is part of the OutdoorLads BIG North Christmas 2021 Weekend and is intended for those attending this event.

Great Langdale is one of the most impressive Lakeland valleys.  The surrounding fells include Pike O’Blisco, Crinkle Crags, Rossett Pike and the Langdale Pikes.  Originally created by glaciers, Great Langdale is entered from the east at Skelwith Bridge and the village of Elterwater is centrally located in the valley.  High Close Hostel sits on higher ground north-east of the village.

The walk heads out along the south side of Great Langdale Beck, largely following the route of the Cumbria Way.  The turning point (and probably the lunch stop) is the footbridge across the beck at Mickleden.  This remote location has a sense of wilderness about it, overlooked by Pike of Stickle to the north and The Band to the south.  Returning east, the walk gains a little height and passes by both the Dungeon Ghyll hotels and the lower Dungeon Ghyll falls.  Descending to the beck, we cross it again, to the south, picking up a track that winds through Hag Wood and Baysbrown Wood with views of some of the stone quarries that are a feature of the area.  Emerging from the woods just south of Elterwater village, we return to the start point.

It’s a popular location for hikers, climbers, fell-runners and other outdoor enthusiasts!  So, sign up for this classic Lakeland valley walk which is an optional part of the BIG North Christmas Weekend.  The walk is around 11 miles / 17.5 kilometres in length, with around 300 metres of ascent.


Photo credits: 'Langdale in winter' (photographer unattributed), 'Chapel Stile' by Peter Meatle and 'White water' (photographer unattributed) are copyright-free photos from Pixabay and used in accordance with the Pixabay Licience.  All other photos are by the event leader, with permission granted to OutdoorLads for their use.


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Langdale in winter
Langdale in winter


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