7th August 2005

A walk from Elterwater through Little and Great Langdale valleys.


Walk Overview
Time 09.00 to 15.45
Duration 6 hr 45 min
Distance 10.9 mile
Ascent 2382 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Elterwater - Little Langdale - Fell Foot - Blea Tarn - Lingmoor Fell - Great Langdale - Chapel Stile - Elterwater
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, Walthwaite Bottom, Elterwater

Elterwater is such a popular village with visitors to the Lake District that the car park in the centre of the village and also the roadside around its edges soon become clogged up with cars. This car park appears to act as an overspill, although I suspect this one fills up just as quickly as the others.

Parking is free.


Route Map

Elterwater from the bridge over Great Langdale Beck.
We decided to have a long low level walk today, through 2 of the Lake Districts loveliest valleys, Little and Great Langdale. It turned out to be on of those "make it up as we went along" walks with us making a de-tour up to Lingmoor Fell about halfway through the day.

Great Intake from the track between Elterwater Hall and Dale End.

Cattle (and sheep) in one of the fields near Dale End.

Little Langdale Tarn.

Reflections of Slater Bridge.

Low Hall Garth, a perfect example of a traditional Lakeland farm house.

Looking over Little Langdale towards the Langdale Pikes.

A close up of the Langdale Pikes.

Blea Moss with Loft Crag, Harrison Stickle and Pavey Ark behind.

Blea Tarn outflow.

Blea Tarn and the Langdale Pikes. The fell in shadow is Side Pike.
One of the classic Lake District beauty spots.

From Lingmoor Fell summit with Pike O'Blisco, Crinkle Crags and a view up The Band to Bow Fell. Mickleden is the valley on the right (in the sunshine).

From Lingmoor Fell summit again this time looking over Silver How to the Eastern Fells.

Pike O'Blisco, Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell taken from the ridge between Lingmoor Fell and Side Pike.

Mickleden with The Band and Bow Fell on the left, Rossett Pike at its head and Pike O'Stickle and Loft Crag on the right.
Taken from the start of the steep section of road between Little Langdale and Great Langdale.

Great Langdale.

Chaple Stile Church from the aptly named row of cottages called Church view.

Church View.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks