Lakeland Walking Breaks

Join us on a Lake District walk to the summit of Bowfell



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Langdale to Grasmere
via Easedale Tarn
Grasmere to Langdale
via Silver Howe

Grasmere from Loughrigg Terrace

A circuit of Grasmere

Nab Scar and Rydal Water

A Circuit of Rydal

Slater Bridge

School Knott Tarn

Windermere Walks

A selection of 8 walks around Bowness and Windermere

The Langdale Pikes from Loughrigg Around Loughrigg
Alcock Tarn Alcock Tarn

More routes will be added to these pages as they become available.

One of our favourite mountains, Bowfell is easily accessible from the Langdale Valley, as this circular walk from the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel shows. The first mile is along the Cumbrian Way, and is relatively easy going; perfect for warming the muscles and getting your heart beating in preparation for the ascent ahead. As you can see from our first picture, the weather did not look too good before we started, but the met office forecast for the Lake District was for early rain to clear to leave a dry day with sunny intervals. As you will see later, it was quite accurate.

The walk up Mickledon is a pleasure in itself, and proof that you do not need to go very high to experience the very best that the Lake District has to offer the walker.

At the top of the valley is a wooden bridge leading to the path onto the high fells. A short stop for a quick drink before we set off up Rosset Gill, and we are joined by some sheep, but they seem in no mood to help us reconstruct our famous "sheep on a bridge" picture taken from the same spot a few years ago.

Blue sky has appeared, although it was not as extensive as this picture would have you believe. The path up Rosset Gill is always a pleasure. Never too steep and with plenty of places to stop for a quick breather, and also to take a the odd photograph..

Looking back down the valley from half way up Rosset Gill, the superb views helped by the steadily improving weather.

Angle Tarn, one of the most unique places in the Lake District. A beautiful and remote crossroads on the route to a different world. In the far distance is the footpath to Esk Hause, and on to Scafell Pike, out of picture to the right is the path leading down Langstrath to Borrowdale, whilst clearly visible just beyond the tarn is our next challenge, the ascent through ore gap

Angle Tarn again, this time from Ore Gap, with Rosset Pike behind


At the summit, and not a fellow fell walker in sight. The weather continues to improve, although it is a bit breezy. Windermere can be seen in the distance.

On the descent, at the top of the "Band". The initial descent from the summit is steep and great care is needed, but once you reach the Band the going gets a lot easier, and a gentle stroll faced by superb views awaits.

On this decent the views just seem to get better. We are about half way down now. To the right you can just see the road that climbs to Blea Tarn, with Side Pike just behind it.

The above walk is one of 8 walks featured in " Walks in the Langdale Valley".

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