GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Hell Gill Gorge Walk

6 miles (9.5 km)

This circular walk in the Great Langdale Valley visits the attractive Hell Gill. On the walk you will enjoy waterside walking along the Oxdale Beck and a series of lovely waterfalls. The route runs for just over 6 miles with some fairly challenging climbs. Reaching a height of over 2000ft there are splendid views of Bowfell, Crinkle Crags, Lingmoor and many other surrounding fells on the way.
You start from the car park at the The Old Dungeon Ghyll hotel and head west towards Stool End. The route continues along the Oxdale Beck to the splendid Whorneyside Force Waterfall.
You continue through Hell Gill to Buscoe Sike where there's another large waterfall to admire. At three tarns just below Bowfell, the route turns east to take you along a popular path know as The Band. You'll pass Earing Crag and White Stones as you descend along the path, enjoying wonderful lakeland views as you go. The trail eventually reaches Stool End Farm again, where it is a short walk back to the hotel and the finish point of the walk.
To continue your walking in the area you could climb along the wonderful waterfall at Dungeon Ghyll and visit Stickle Tarn. The climb to Lingmoor Fell also starts from the hotel.

Hell Gill Gorge OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Hell Gill Gorge Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

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Photos

Stool End Farm - geograph.org.uk - 1004400

Stool End Farm

Footbridge over Oxendale Beck - geograph.org.uk - 539660

Footbridge over Oxendale Beck

Oxendale - geograph.org.uk - 365143

Oxendale

Waterfall, Buscoe Sike - geograph.org.uk - 365126

Waterfall, Buscoe Sike

The path here is nicely improved - geograph.org.uk - 872239

The path here is nicely improved

A cairn on the path on Earing Crag - geograph.org.uk - 872247

A cairn on the path on Earing Crag

The last of the sun catches a rocky outcrop - geograph.org.uk - 872343

The last of the sun catches a rocky outcrop

Looking ahead down the path. Lingmoor Fell is still in sunlight. - geograph.org.uk - 872362

Looking ahead down the path. Lingmoor Fell is still in sunlight.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Hell Gill Gorge.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)