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Coniston Old Man overlooking the Crake Valley

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For obvious reasons this summer is particularly busy in the Lake District and we know that lots of you will be yearning for places to visit and get away from the crowds. Luckily the Lakes is big enough for there to still be a few areas that remain relatively peaceful, even when the hotspots are thronging with people.

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Seen from a distance, Pike of Blisco is perhaps the least distinctive of the Langdale Pikes. However, this is only in comparison to the truly magnificent rocky ramparts of the likes of Harrison Stickle, Pike of Stickle and Pavey Ark.

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Wild swimming

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Things are definitely heating up in the Lake District and - even for those of us who usually like our water gently bubbling at about 30 degrees in a Jacuzzi - some of the lakes and tarns are beginning to look quite inviting, especially after a long day out in the fells.

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Bouldering

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When we think about rock climbing we tend to think about being up high. The classic image of a climber is someone clinging onto a rock face, tied to a rope and trying to stay calm with a big drop beneath their feet. However, rock climbing comes in many forms and one of the increasingly popular ones is bouldering.

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Today Little Langdale is so peaceful and secluded you could be forgiven for thinking it has always been this way. However, take a walk around the valley and you soon come across evidence of a bustling industrial past.

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After what seems a very long time indeed, it made us extremely happy to be able to welcome guests back to the Three Shires Inn for overnight stays in May. But, as well as opening up for humans, we’ve also begun welcoming our first four-legged guests to our new dog-friendly suite, Busk Pike.

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Little Langdale is blessed with connections to so much of the surrounding Lake District, whether that is by road, bridleway or footpath. However, this ancient network of packhorse tracks, stone age trade routes and Roman roads means the Three Shires Inn is also perfect as a base for exploring on two wheels.

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Latterbarrow

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Latterbarrow, overlooking Hawkshead and Windermere, is one of Lakeland’s great viewing platforms. Standing at just 245m it nevertheless offers a wonderful panorama of Langdale, Helvellyn and much more in return for a relatively easy climb.

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