BIG North Christmas: Little Langdale and the waterfalls

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BIG North Christmas 2021
Dec 05

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Event booking closes on Dec 4 at 20:00:00
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Follows stony tracks and gravel paths - some are rough underfoot and may be wet or muddy in places.

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

Little Langdale is the smaller neighbouring valley to Great Langdale.  This walk mainly follows stony tracks and gravel paths (rough underfoot and may be wet or muddy in places).

The walk initially heads south-east through meadows alongside the River Brathay to Skelwith Bridge, with a view of Skelworth Force along the way.  The river drops 5 metres here, forcing all the water through a fairly narrow gap and generating an impressive fall of water.  Turning west through woodland, the walk then follows the Greenburn Beck to Colwith Force where the water drops around 12 metres, with plenty of white water to be seen.  Crossing the beck via a footbridge further west we head north-east through Little Langdale along field paths and then a track through woodland back to Elterwater village.  From here we return to High Close Hostel.

This is a fairly easy, shorter walk.  So, make the most of your time in the Lakes and join us for a leg-stretch on Sunday before heading home!  This event is an optional part of the BIG North Christmas 2021 Weekend.  The walk is 7.5 miles / 12 kilometres in length, with around 250 metres of ascent.


Photo credits: 'Trees above water' by Russell Holden, 'Langdale in winter' (photographer unattributed) and 'Trees in autumn' (photographer unattributed) are copyright-free photos from Pixabay and used in accordance with the Pixabay Licence.  All other photos are by the event leader, with permission granted to OutdoorLads for their use.


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COVID-19 – IMPORTANT, Please read the following before you sign up to this event:

  • Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who lives or is in a support bubble with someone showing symptoms, is asked not to attend. This is in line with the government’s coronavirus advice.
  • You must also immediately self-isolate and not attend the event if you or someone in your household or support bubble shows coronavirus symptoms or tests positive. Read the NHS self-isolation guidance.
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Winter trees in Lakeland
Great Langdale in winter
Autumn trees in Lakeland
Winter trees in Lakeland
Great Langdale in winter
Autumn trees in Lakeland


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