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The Langdale Pikes are some of the most famous landmarks in the Lake District.
Opinions on exactly which peaks make up the pikes seem to vary a little. However, everyone agrees that they include Pike of Stickle, Pavey Ark and Harrison Stickle, alongside either Thunacar Knott or Loft Crag.
One of the things we love the most about running the Three Shires Inn is waking up to a beautiful sunrise in Little Langdale.
But no morning is complete without a good cup of tea or coffee and, for many years now, this has been taken care of by Dave and Gina Pennington and the team at Penningtons Coffee Roasters and Tea Merchants, in Kendal.
The delightful village of Grasmere is a mecca for visitors to the Lake District, filled with delicious eateries and an array of local gift shops and art galleries. It is also a destination for walkers, with paths leading in all directions into the surrounding cirque of fells.
This month, we caught up with John Stott from Cartmel Valley Game, who supplies venison, pheasant, partridge and much more to some of the best restaurants across the county, including the Three Shires Inn.
Ambleside is the closest town to the Three Shires Inn and an easy and pleasant bike ride away.
Our latest walk starts from the very centre of the town, taking in the attractive Stockghyll Force waterfall and then the summit of Wansfell Pike - a fantastic promontory for viewing the higher mountains - before heading back to Ambleside.
At the Three Shires Inn we love the long days and warm evenings of summer just as much as anyone. But, for us, there is something special about the winter: The mountains rarely look more imperious than when they are covered in snow and is there any better feeling than sitting with a freshly poured pint by a roaring fire?
It is hard to beat a walk that offers a great view, a beautiful swim and an amble through one of Lakeland’s most beautiful villages. This hike from Chapel Stile onto the fells above Langdale and the Vale of Grasmere offers all three and is guaranteed to work up a thirst and an appetite for when you return to the Three Shires Inn.