GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Chapel Stile Walks

4 miles (6.4 km)

This Lake District village is a nice place to start a walk with several nearby lakeland highlights and a nice old pub to relax in afterwards. The little village includes a 19th century church, a decent old pub and a number of stone cottages built from the surrounding slate quarries which are a prominent feature of this area.
This walk from the village takes you east along a section of the Cumbria Way to neighbouring Elterwater. On the way you'll pass along the Great Langdale Beck and visit the Elterwater Slate Quarry. You finish at Elter Water Lake where there a fine views across the still waters to the surrounding mountains. You could extend the walk by heading up to the nearby Loughrigg Tarn.


LA22 9JD - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Chapel Stile OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Chapel Stile Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Chapel Stile

  • Cumbria Way - Travel through the beautiful Lake District National Park on this stunning walk
  • Elterwater - This is a particularly lovely riverside walk to Elter Water Lake and Skelwith Bridge from the village of Elterwater
  • Elterwater Waterfalls Walk - A splendid circular walk from the Lake District village of Elterwater, visiting the Colwith Force and Skelwith Force waterfalls
  • Loughrigg Tarn - This circular walk takes you to the lovely Loughrigg Tarn from Skelwith Bridge
  • Loughrigg Fell - The climb to Loughrigg fell from Grasmere is a very popular one
  • Dungeon Ghyll - This walk follows a popular path through Stickle Ghyll to Stickle Tarn in the Great Langdale area of the Lake District
  • Colwith Force - Visit this lovely waterfall on this short walk in Langdale in the Lake District
  • Cathedral Cavern - This walk visits the impressive Cathedral Quarries in Little Langdale.
  • Langdale Pikes - This popular walk takes you to the top of the Langdale Pikes


The Wainwrights Inn is a fine place for some post walk refreshment. The classic stone pub includes a charming interior with flagstone floors and open fires. There's also an outdoor area with wonderful views of the surrounding fells.

Dog Walking

The river and woods on the trail make for a fine dog walk. The Wainwrights Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The wonderful Langdale Pikes and the climb up the Dungeon Ghyll waterfall are two of the major highlights you can visit from the village.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Lake District Walks page.


Chapel Stile - - 946908

Chapel Stile. Seen from part of the Cumbria Way which runs along Great Langdale.

River view of Chapel Stile - - 961038

River view of Chapel Stile

Footpath, Chapel Stile - - 1801951

Footpath, Chapel Stile. The footpath takes walkers to the banks of Langdale Beck.

Chapel Stile Quarry - - 766064

Chapel Stile Quarry

Bridge Syke, Elterwater

Bridge Syke, Elterwater

River Brathay - - 1533247

River Brathay

Elterwater, Cumbria UK - looking south - panoramio

Elterwater, Cumbria UK

Elter Water - - 2266459

Elter Water


GPS Files

GPX File

Chapel Stile.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Chapel Stile.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)