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 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!
Long expeditions into the fells may become less appealing as the days become shorter, colder and wetter. However, in Little Langdale we are blessed with a relatively short, but spectacular, loop which you can begin right from the door of the Three Shires Inn.
We count ourselves particularly lucky at the Three Shires Inn to host our own annual fell race. This year the race would have taken place on September 19 but, sadly, it had to be cancelled due to coronavirus.
From the front of the Three Shires Inn, the fells of Wetherlam and Swirl How are the two high fells that are easiest to spot to the south west (weather permitting, of course). They are such a feature of the Little Langdale landscape we named two of our rooms after them.
This walk is a great way to familiarise yourself with our gorgeous little corner of the Lake District and work up an appetite (and a thirst) before dinner. It can take anything from an hour to two hours, depending on how long you dawdle, and is mainly on roads and good tracks. It can be very muddy on top of Little Fell though, so make sure you wear the right footwear.