Welcome to Langdale Life, your home for everything happening in and around Langdale Valley. Located north west of Lake Windermere close to Ambleside, Langdale is a fabulous area to visit, with stunning scenery of the fells and some of the best walking routes the Lakes has to offer.
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We all love exploring the fells around Little Langdale and, most of the time, the peak of the excitement during our forays into the mountains will come via the exhilaration of physical exercise or the stunning outlook from a lofty summit. However, accidents can happen to any of us and when they do, the Lake District’s mountain rescue teams are on hand to help.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Everyone has heard of the famous high fells of the Lake District; peaks like Scafell Pike, Coniston Old Man or Helvellyn. But some of the best views in the area can actually be found on their more diminutive neighbours, which act as great viewing platforms for the surrounding landscape.
We love exploring the fells around Little Langdale, but you don’t always have to go uphill to have a good walk. This loop takes you over to Little Langdale’s big brother Great Langdale via some lovely native woodland with delightful views to the high fells of Pavey Ark and Harrison Stickle.
This seven mile walk takes you from the door of the Three Shires Inn to Tarn Hows, one of the Lake District’s most popular beauty spots. It is mostly on good tracks and roads, but there are some boggy sections on Holme Fell. It can also be surprisingly easy to get lost on Holme Fell in the fog!