The Lakes Special Places

5 days
goat guide

DATES Sun 19th June 2022
- Fri 24th June 2022

5 nights/4.5 days walking

Known as the most dramatic mountain skyline in England prepare to be impressed as we discover this special Lakeland area walking together over Pikes, Stickles, Tarns, Valleys and Fells. This is perfect for getting your mountain legs back. Great place to hang out if rest days are needed!


Dates: Sunday June 19th to Friday June 24th – 5 nights/4.5 days walks

Guide: Bridget Turnbull

Walking Grade: 2 Goats with some walks between 7.5 and 10 miles per day with some ascents as this is a mountainous area. Some paths could be rocky. Our guide will discuss with the group each evening and there could be an opportunity to do longer,higher walks if the group would like to. Guests may also take rest days.

Base: New Dungeon Ghyll Country Hotel, Great Langdale nr. Ambleside – a high quality local hotel with good local food. Nearest train station is Windermere. Airport is Manchester International.

Price: £927 per person per holiday including:

  • Ensuite Bed and Breakfast accommodation
  • Dinner on the first night
  • Packed lunches on walking days
  • Experienced guiding

Not included:

  • Travel to the hotel
  • Dinners on other nights
  • Drinks

Do bring National Trust Membership card if you have one as we can visit some NT spots.


Just behind our hotel are the waters of Stickle Ghyll which tumble down the rocks in magnificent cascades. A lovely walk up with the flowing waters by your side all the way. We have Lingmoor Fell and at the head of The Valley the Crinkles and Bow Fell.

So many varied walks and our guide will discuss options each evening.
There will be walks each day, but you can opt for a rest day or rest time during your holiday. All will be planned depending on the weather by our trusted guide.

The hotel is in Great Langdale near Ambleside. There is parking and local buses connect with train stations. The nearest train station is Windermere.
The hotel offers quality accommodation as well as a restaurant and walkers bar serving food produced locally. A great place to relax between walks. Next door is The National Trust Sticklebarn with hearty food and local ales. Down the road at the head of the valley is the Old Dudgeon Ghyll Hotel with its Hikers Bar and restaurant. A 20 minute bus or taxi ride takes you to Ambleside which is full of restaurants and cafes.







Arrival: by 5pm for a briefing with your guide. Bridget,our guide will be with you during your stay.

The programme may change depending on the weather and will be at the discretion of the guide.

The walks
1. Lingmoor – 7.5 miles/12kms with 567m of total ascent
Lingmoor is the hill which separates Great Langdale and Little Langdale. There are panoramic views from the top, despite it’s lower height. We will see all of both Langdale valleys and Blea Tarn, as viewed on Country File’s introduction. The route back is along the Great Langdale valley.

2. Langdales via the Mickleden – 8 miles/12.8 kms with total ascent of 890m
This route takes us up to Stickle Tarn, a rough but well maintained track. There are some very steep sections. It continues up Easy Gully, where you may have to use your hands, to the ridge behind Pavey Ark, where we will have fabulous views of the Langdale Valley. We can walk Harrison Stickle, Loft Grag and Pike of Stickle before heading across Martcrag Moor, possibly boggy, and returning by Mickleden valley.

3. Pike of Blisco – 9 miles/14.5 kms with 644m of total of ascent
A circumnavigation of Pike of Bisco. This route takes us up Oxendale and travels through the upland valley to the west of Pike of Blisco. We pass the isolated Red Tarn emerging at The Three Shires Stone where the old counties of Westmorland, Lancashire and Cumberland met. On our return on the eastern side of the Pike we encounter Blea Tarn and drop back down into Langdale.

4. Great Langdale ridge – 8 miles/12.8 kms with 772m of total ascent
We return to Stickle Tarn, but this time we head south eastwards along the ridge to Silver Howe then dropping down into Chapel Stile. As we walk, we will have far reaching views out over Grasmere, Windermere and Morecambe Bay beyond. Our return is back along Great Langdale valley.

5. Tarns, caves and waterfalls – 6 miles/10 kms with 324m of total ascent

A last day gentler day exploring the foot of the Langdale valleys and Elterwater. Here we explore a softer landscape of woodland and river with its waterfalls and caves. We are always aware of the mountains beyond and can look back at where we’ve walked and feel rightly proud of ourselves. Finish by 3pm .

Guests with cars may want to park in the National Trust Car Park at Elterwater to depart directly from here after the walk.






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