Langdale Pikes

Langdale Pikes

3. The Langdale Pikes, Lake District

Saturday 24 April 2021.  With Cath Lee.


Great Langdale is one of the most beautiful valleys in the Lake District surrounded by stunning mountains.  Our Langdale Pikes guided walk takes us up the hillside, and over the highest summits on the northern side of the valley. 


You will be walking as part of a small group of no more than five people, plus your friendly, professional guide.


Starting from a car park near to The New Dungeon Ghyll hotel, we take a path steeply up the hillside following in the Stickle Ghyll, up to Stickle Tarn with the impressive cliff face of Pavey Ark rising up behind it.  We take a path that skirts around the right hand side of this onto the summit of Pavey Ark, and continue over the distinctive summits of Harrison Stickle, Loft Crag, and Pike of Stickle.  There is some very easy scrambling involved to reach a couple of these summits.


Our route continues around the western end of the valley onto Rossett Pike before taking a path back down the hillside into Great Langdale.  On a clear day the views on this walk are breathtaking. 


The distance is about 9.5 miles/15km with approx 1,230 metres of ascent, some of which is steep.  The terrain is rough and rocky in places and can be wet and boggy in other places.   


The cost to join this guided walk up is £38 per person.  You are booking with Cath Lee who will guide the walk.  Please book and pay below. 


Langdale Pikes, Lake District with Cath Lee


  • Fully booked

Meeting place and time

We meet at 8:45am, to be ready to set off at 9:00am in the National Trust car park near to the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel.  The post code of the hotel is LA22 9JU.  If you are travelling from the Ambleside end of the valley, then the National Trust car park is just past the hotel, on the right hand side, set among trees.  The car park is a pay & display (free to National Trust members).  There are toilets and a cafe at the car park.  


What to wear and what to bring with you

General Information - Hill and Moorland
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