GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Langdale Valley Walk

13 miles (21 km)

A stunning walk through the Lake District's Great Langdale Valley. The route follows two pretty becks with fine views of the valley's mountains for the duration of the walk.
The walk starts from the car park in Elterwater where you can pick up the Cumbria Way long distance trail and follow it west to the Great Langdale Beck. The path will take you to the Dungeon Ghyll hotel where there is a nice climb up to Stickle Tarn. The waymarked path leads you north west below Raven Crag, the famous Langdale Pikes and Langdale Fell where there is another waterside path along the Mickleden Beck. The final section then climbs up the Snake Pass to meet with the Langstrath Beck in the Langstrath Valley. You can extend the walk by continuing north to the village of Rosthwaite in lovely Borrowdale.
To explore the area further head east from the car park on our Chesters by the River Walk. This will take you past Elterwater Lake and Skelwith Force Waterfall to the pretty riverside cafe.

Langdale Valley OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Langdale Valley Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


The Sticklebarn is a great place for refreshments on the walk. The pub has a great menu and a nice outdoor seating area with lovely views for finer days. There's a roaring fire in the cosy interior for the winter months. You can find it at postcode LA22 9JU for your sat navs.
The Glaramara House hotel in Seatoller is in a stunning location, just south west of Rosthwaite. There's wonderful views of the Borrowdale Fells from the lovely outdoor seating area in the spacious grounds. It's the perfect place to relax after a long walk on a warm day. Indoors there's a cosyresident’s lounge with a log fire and a spacious bar. They do very good food and also provide top quality accommodation if you need to stay over. You can find the hotel just to the east of the National trust car park on the Honister Pass at postcode CA12 5XQ. From here you can also enjoy a climb to Thornythwaite Fell and Glaramara mountain.


Bridge over Langdale Beck at Elterwater, Cumbria UK - panoramio

Bridge over Langdale Beck at Elterwater, Cumbria UK

Walkers on the Cumbria Way - - 1533244

Walkers on the Cumbria Way

Elterwater Village centre - - 1550073

Elterwater Village centre

Great Langdale Valley, Lake District (2754084599)

Great Langdale Valley

Cumbria Way near Middle Fell Farm (14848535258)

Cumbria Way near Middle Fell Farm

Small Stream (14848545018)

Mickleden Beck

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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