Lakeland Walking Breaks, walking breaks in the Lake District

Please note:- All orders placed between 8th and 13th February will be despatched on 14th February 2020

Walks in the Langdale Valley

+ 75 p delivery

or buy from reception at the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel

Our Best Selling Walk Book

The Langdale Valley is one of the finest walking regions in the country. Fellwalkers from all parts of the globe have experienced it's delights. This superb little book provides the ideal introduction to the region and includes a fell safety section at the rear.

  • A5 size book, ideal for slipping into the rucksack.
  • Easy to follow instructions, with map and cultural notes. All instructions checked to ensure accuracy.
  • Not available in any shop.

Written by walking video producer Eric Worsley, this small but informative book is the perfect accompaniment to your short break.

All the instructions in this book are from the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, however, there are three car parks very close to the hotel so if you are not staying there it is possible to adapt the routes quite easily to suit your requirements.


  • Fully checked walks along popular tried and tested routes.
  • Mix of easy and more strenuous routes.
  • Approx. size: A5 145 x 105 mm.
  • 50 pages in black and white with colour cover.
  • 8 walks of varying lengths from 2 to 8 miles. (NDG version has seven walks)
  • Hand drawn maps and numbered instructions to help you find your way.
  • Includes Fell Safety Section

Routes Include 7 Wainwright Fells, 6 of which are over 2,000 ft, numerous waterfalls, including the fine cascades of Stickle Ghyll and the wonderful Whorneyside Force plus visits to the shores of 3 tarns and one Lake.

  • The Langdale Pikes. A walk up the spectacular Stickle Ghyll, to climb to the summits of two of the most iconicly shaped mountains in the Lake District, Harrison Stickle, and Pike O' Stickle, plus options of visits to Pavey Ark, Thunacar Knott and Loft Crag.
  • Whorneyside Force. A wonderful valley walk beside a wonderful mountain stream to a little visited waterfall.
  • Lingmoor. A walk along the ridge of Lingmoor, the fell to the south of Great Langdale, featuring stunning views across the central range of mountains, as well as back towards the lower but no less impressive Coniston fells
  • Bowfell. A walk to the summit of Bowfell, which at 902 metres above sea level is the sixth highest mountain in the Lake District. Along the way, we take in the beauty of Angle Tarn, at the head of Langstrath.
  • Elterwater. One of two low level walks in the book that take you to the villages of Chapel Stile and Elterwater. This one is a nice circular route, featuring stunning views across the valley.
  • Blea Tarn. A wonderful walk up the valley and over the lip of the 'hanging valley' of Blea Tarn, a beautiful and peaceful setting for a summer picnic.
  • Pike O'Blisco. Overlooking Blea Tarn and Oxendale is the twin peaked mountain of Pike O'Blisco, 705 metres above sea level. Stunning views, some good scrambles and a spectacular return via Red Tarn are the rewards for this very pleasant day out.
  • Skelwith and Colwith Force. A wonderful low level valley and woodland walk, with two fine waterfalls and stunning scenery.

Check out our Langdale Valley Photo Scrapbook here

The photo scrapbook is a gallery of pictures taken by our walk checkers over the past few years. Oh, and the sheep are real!!! Turn on the subtitles to find out where each picture is taken. Alternatively. why have a little quiz with your friends.


The guides advertised on this page are sold by Jonathan Craig Guides, 36 Ghyll Road, Windermere. LA23 2LW

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