Langdale Tourist Information

Langdale Pikes

Langdale Pikes

Fondly known as the great peacocks of the Lake District, Langdale in the Central Lakes is a spectacularly rugged area of crag summits and slopes, formerly a Lakeland slate mining area and today popular with walkers, fell runners, ghyll scramblers and climbers. The Langdale area sweeps west of Ambleside, Elterwater and Grasmere and is the dramatic backdrop to all three, whilst popular gateways into the area boasting a choice of accommodation include pretty Elterwater village and Chapel Stile, both offering a choice of fine inn B&Bs and holiday cottage accommodation.

The National Trust has a strong presence here in Langdale which attracts both the hardy outdoor adventurers and, due to the selection of luxurious hotels and fine old inns with rooms in the area, those on the hunt for the ultimate in idyllic romantic breaks and relaxing getaways. Gentle walks in the Langdale Valley sit alongside the most challenging of climbs and hikes around a favourite compact concentration of mountains loved by the legendary fell walker AW Wainwright – the Langdale Pikes, so whether you’re a beginner or an experienced walker, the choice of low and high level walks in Langdale cater for all, and there are some truly beautiful gentle riverside walks around Elterwater.

Popular entry points into the Langdale Pikes on the northern edge of Langdale include the legendary Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel with a choice of walks branching off into Great Langdale up to Raven Crag, Loft Crag and mighty summit the Pike of Stickle for the truly hardy! Whatever your Langdale holiday preference, you’ll find the perfect accommodation to suit your needs here on Iknow, with a wide choice of Langdale traditional cottages, romantic coaching inns and self-catering farmhouses all available around Elterwater and other popular Langdale gateways like Chapel Stile. Browse and book Langdale accommodation online now.

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