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A walk around Great and Little Langdale

4th February 2024

Route - Old Dungeon Ghyll - Side House - Chapel Stile - Elterwater - Skelwith Force - Colwith Force - Cathedral Cavern - Slater Bridge - Blea Tarn - Old Dungeon Ghyll ( About 10.5 miles 1500ft ascent )

With rain and 50mph winds forecast for Sunday we ( Robert, his girlfriend Amy and myself ) had a walk that I've done a couple of times taking in the valleys of Great and Little Langdale.


Definitely not a day for the high fells. Tarn Crag just about visible as we leave the road and cross Great Langdale Beck.

Even on a dank rainy day Chapel Stile is still lovely.

Passing a very full Elter Water.

Unsurprisingly Skelwith Force was very powerful.


Following the Cumbria Way ( although in the reverse direction ).


By the time we had reached Colwith Force the rain had stopped and we even has a tiny spot of blue sky.


Closer view of Colwith Force.

Brighter conditions meant brighter colours all-round.

Lingmoor Fell from near High Park.

The ford and footbridge in Little Langdale.

We couldn't walk this way without a visit to Cathedral Cavern but I couldn't get any pictures other than looking out of the Window as someone was flying a drone round and round the cavern.

For such a dull day there were quite a few people about and they all seemed to be crossing Slater Bridge at the same time as us so that's why I didn't take a photo. This is Little Langdale Tarn from just above the bridge.

And looking back to Black Fell.

We cut the corner mainly to avoid the very wet Blea Moss. The Langdale Pikes appear as we walk along the road.

Looking back down the road to Great Intake and Birk Fell.

We left the road and headed for Blea Tarn.

The classic view over the tarn to Side Pike and the Langdale Pikes.

After cresting the hill we get the view down into Mickleden with Rossett Pike at the head.

On to the zig zags now and it's not far to the ODG and a warm brew.

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