Sun 4th December – Great and Little Langdale

Car Parking: Sticklebarn National Trust car park
Start / Finish: Sticklebarn Car Park NY294063
Meet Time:9.15am
Start Time:9.30am
Description: Exploring the beautiful valleys of Great and Little Langdale.
Route: Starting at the Sticklebarn National Trust car park in Great Langdale, framed by the high fells of Crinkle Crags, Bowfell and the Langdale Pikes. The route climbs steeply up a well made path to the picturesque Blea Tarn. After stopping to admire the view and taking photos of what is likely one of the most scenic spots in the Lake District, the path continues dropping down into the Little Langdale valley alongside a stream before crossing a rather boggy stretch to reach the foot of Wrynose Pass. Joining the road for a short distance the route then crosses a pack-horse bridge and follows a track along the base of the fell, with grand views on a clear day of Little Langdale, Wrynose Pass and Lingmoor Fell. At Little Langdale tarn we cross Slater Bridge (a beautiful old pack-horse bridge) and climb out of the valley via a small road and track back into Great Langdale.  Dropping back down enter into abandoned slate quarry territory and follow the quarry road through Baysbrown Wood to pass a farm and follow the track and bridleway signs along the southern slopes of Great Langdale down to the beck and path back to the car park.
Distance: 13km
Time: 5h
Grade: Moderate
Please let Mel know in advance by 5.00 pm on Saturday if you are coming on this walk – text 07584303975.

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