It's no surprise to find that the name ‘Langdale’ means, in Old Norse, Long Valley. It runs straight as a wonky arrow all the way from Ambleside to the foot of Bow Fell and is the obvious point of attack for those who have travelled up from the South to attempt the highest Lake District peak, Scafell Pike.
But for those who are not peak-baggers, this valley has so much to offer: park at Skelwith Bridge and walk up past the stunning Skelwith Force, then enjoy grand sweeping views of the Langdale Pikes as they open up on the approach to Elterwater.
A full circuit of the valley bottom takes around 4 hours at an easy pace, allowing for a refreshing drink at Chapel Stile or Elterwater, both beautiful villages with excellent pubs. Explore Langdale with us for the weekend of October 1st – 3rd and make sure you don’t miss a single one of its delights. https://www.skylinewalking.co.uk/lakesandwaterfalls