GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Dungeon Ghyll Walk

2 miles (4 km)

This walk follows a popular path through Stickle Ghyll to Stickle Tarn in the Great Langdale area of the Lake District. The path runs alongside the spectactular Dungeon Ghyll Force waterfall and involves a climb of about 1500 ft on a series of stone steps. Most of the path consists of fairly easy stone steps although there are a couple of rockier sections which require a bit of scrambling. The walk is very popular with young families.
When you reach the summit you are rewarded with magnificent views of the surrounding area, with Lake Windermere and Elterwater clearly visible. The walk then takes you around the peaceful Stickle Tarn before descending to the start point at the car park.
At the end of the walk you'll find the National Trust run Sticklebarn where you can buy a well earned drink!
One other option is to head to the nearby Easedale Tarn by heading east from Stickle Tarn rather than descending the waterfall.
The Cumbria Way runs past Dungeon Ghyll too. If you follow it east you can visit the lovely Elterwater Lake and enjoy a stroll along the River Brathay to Skelwith Force Waterfall.
The climb through Hell Gill Gorge also starts from the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel car park and includes a series of lovely waterfalls and more great views.


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

Dungeon Ghyll OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Dungeon Ghyll Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


The Sticklebarn is a great place for refreshments after your 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.

Dog Walking

It's a great walk for fit dogs and the Sticklebarn pub mentioned above is also dog friendly.


Dungeon Ghyll - - 882596

Dungeon Ghyll. The final tumble to the valley floor and its confluence with Great Langdale Beck.

Tarn at the head of Dungeon Ghyll - - 490566

Tarn at the head of Dungeon Ghyll. A tiny tarn in the heart of the Langdale Pikes. Harrison Sticklein the background

Waterfalls to the left of the main path - - 945439

Waterfalls to the left of the main path

New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel - - 622448

New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel. The new hotel is the building to the right with the old hotel being a mile or so further down the valley. Stickle Ghyll can be seen above the white building.

Mill Gill - - 882591

Mill Gill. Waterfalls just above the New Hotel.

Climbing Stickle Ghyll - - 622453

Climbing Stickle Ghyll. Walkers making their way towards Stickle Tarn and Pavey Ark with their backs to Rossett.

Bridge Over Stickle Ghyll - - 425186

Bridge Over Stickle Ghyll

Harrison Stickle - - 1252061

Harrison Stickle


GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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