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Discover the Langdale Valley

The stunning and untouched Langdale Valley is a walker’s paradise with some of the most spectacular and iconic routes in the UK. Cradled in a distinctive horseshoe you can tackle the mighty Landale Pikes, Crinkle Crags and not forgetting the magical Pike O Blisco.  

The National Trust has several properties in the valley from historic farms with Herdwick sheep grazing the land to a bustling pub where the whole family are welcome to visit, eat and enjoy the atmosphere amongst friends.

Cyclists regularly flock to the valley for numerous sporting and charity events that take place throughout the season. If you are looking for a challenge amongst the great outdoors, then Langdale is the spot for you.

However, its not just the extreme outdoor enthusiasts that are attracted to this corner of Cumbria as the surrounding villages of Chapel Stile and Elterwater offer a traditional taste of Lakeland life set amongst a backdrop of natural beauty.

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What’s On in 2019

3rd-5th May 2019
Arc'teryx Big Mountain Weekend

16th-31st Augist 2019
Helvellyn Moonlight Guided Walk

7th July 2019
Langdale Gala

19th October 2019
Langdale Marathon

20th October 2019
Octoberfest come to Langdale

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Top 5 places to Eat & Drink

Three Shires Inn
A traditional Lakeland pub with a terrace overlooking the valley making it the perfect place for a pint of local ale on a sunny afternoon overlooking the tranquil Tilberthwaite Fells. Serving delicious homecooked meals from 12 – 2pm.

Run by the National Trust Sticklebarn is the perfect place for the whole family to gather and enjoy some special time together. Sit back and relax by a roaring fire in a truly historic setting.

The Britannia Inn
Nestled in the heart of the Langdale Valley this charming Lakeland Inn is a pub popular in all seasons as it boasts plenty of outdoor seating areas for the long summer months or cosy inside accommodation for those crisper cooler evenings. Whatever the weather The Britannia is always fully stocked with the tastiest local ales and satisfying homecooked meals.

Stove Bar & Restaurant
Looking to celebrate in style whilst staying in the valley then look no further than the brand-new restaurant – Stove on the secluded Langdale Estate. Book a table for breakfast, brunch and dinner and sit back and relax in the upmost of luxury.

Wainwrights Inn
Located just 5 minutes from the Langdale Estate this iconic Inn serves an ever-changing seasonal menu for both food, ale and the finest of wines. Steeped in history Wainwrights’ Inn provides the perfect setting to get together, relax and unwind.

Top 5 Walks in the Langdale Valley

Crinkle Crags 
Crinkle Crags offers a combination of scrambling, walking and spectacular sights. Take your time to explore this wonderful route that is recommended only to be tackled by experienced walkers in good weather conditions.

The Langdale Pikes
The Langdale Pikes are instantly recognisable and stand high above the iconic valley.

With the added extra of Jack’s Rake on Pavey Ark offering an impressive scramble and has become a well-known destination with climbers and walkers alike.

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Bow Fell 
Bowfell is one of the most popular of the Lake District fells and is the sixth highest mountain in the area. Proud to be named amongst Alfred Wainwrights ‘best half dozen’.

Pike O Blisco
Located in between Great Langdale and Little Langdale Pike O Blisco is a popular craggy Lakeland Fell with excellent views of the Langdale Valley. An excellent base and convenient way to start the walk is from the beautiful Blea Tarn.

A stroll round Elterwater is a gentle circular route offering an easier alternative to the mighty mountainous range of the Langdale Valley. A stunning walk that takes in meadows, waterfalls and a fantastic café and shop – Chester’s by the River to reward you at the end of your day.

Heart of the Lakes has over 300 perfectly placed Holiday Cottages in the Lake District National Park - The Langdale Valley is an ideal location from which to explore the Largest UNESCO World Heritage site Lake District, Heart of the Lakes will be sure to have something perfect for you all times of the year. 

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