This is a description of a walk undertaken during the visit to the Lakes in October 2014....

Lingering in Langdale

Walk undertaken 11/10/14 by Dave and Liz, Dick and Sue, George, Bob, Mike, Jackie, Pat and Trevor

The walk today started outside the village shop in the centre of Chapel Stile, Great Langdale. Crossing the road about 60m to the left of the shop our route followed a path westwards around the back of the village school to Thrang farm. From the farm the route follows' a road to a bridge over Great Langdale Beck. Crossing the bridge our walk followed a gravel track to the right along the side of the stream to Oak Howe. From Oak Howe the path leaves the gravel track to join the Cumbria Way to cross the fell side below Oak Howe Needle a pinnacle of rock high on the side of Lingmoor to the left. Climbing across the fell side the way crosses a small stream near a junction in the dry stone walls after about 1km to then descend towards Side House about 700m ahead. Crossing a wall stile about 75m behind the farm the path continues across the fell side below Side Pike for about 700m to then descend to the plantation behind the National Trust Campsite. Going through the campsite we joined the road to walk to the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel. At the Dungeon Ghyll we stopped at the Hikers bar for that traditional pint. The Hikers Bar is one of those old style bars that are full of character. Once refreshed we followed the path in front of the hotel eastwards across the fields to pass below Kirk Howe and on to the Stickle Barn and New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel. Making our way through the National Trust car park and across the road we rejoined the Cumbria Way to return to Side House. From Side House we retraced our steps back to Chapel Stile. Back in Chapel Stile we stopped for some tea and cakes in Brambles cafe.

 

Liz, George, Sue, Dick, Bob, Jackie, Mike and Pat below Kirk Howe.