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The weather was looking good for the coming week so we decided to go for it and organised a walk in the Lake District. I planned a low hill walk just in case the weather turns. Little Langdale looked like the perfect walk with good food places at the start, middle and end of the route.

Total Distance: 7 Miles
Steps: ~22,000 Steps
Highest Point: 581 Feet
Total Realistic Time: ~4 Hours

Little Langdale is a valley in the Lake District, England, containing Little Langdale Tarn and a hamlet also called Little Langdale. A second tarn, Blea Tarn, is in a hanging valley between Little Langdale and the larger Great Langdale to the north. Little Langdale is flanked on the south and southwest by Wetherlam and Swirl How, and to the north and northwest by Lingmoor Fell and Pike of Blisco. The valley descends to join with Great Langdale above Elter Water.


Car parking was Β£8 for all day parking at the time.  You can pay by phone but the signal in the area is not so great for some carriers. Not a very big car park, so starting early you are more likely to get a spot. Toilets available in public house near the grounds. 

We met up at the car park and it was a lovely surprise to also see my niece joining us for the walk πŸ™‚

This is the route I decided on, paths most of the way with lovely views of the mountains afar.

The path is by the stream that takes you to Elter Water.

We headed towards Skelwith Force waterfall.

Love the sound of water, so therapeutic

After spending some time there taking in the sounds and the view of the waterfall, we headed towards Little Langdale.

There are parts of the land where owners do not want trodden on, please watch out for signs, we missed them somehow.

There is another waterfall on the route called Colwith Force, somehow we missed it. Must be too much gabbing and having too much fun to notice πŸ˜‰

Now it was time to take in some much deserved fuel. We decided on Slates Coffee and Kitchen, looked more cosy and food looked good too.


The weather was very refreshing and being able to get clear views along the walk was very picturesque. As the walk was generally on lower ground, it was not too cold for this time of year. A nice gentle start for 2023.

My niece enjoyed it too, she does not usually join us for the hilly walks we go on, but this one, she approves πŸ™‚


  • Apple iPhone 12 Pro (for taking photos/videos and mapping using OS Maps)
  • Comfy walking shoes (most important)
  • Flask with Hot/Cold drink (a good cuppa is always welcome)
  • ibuprofen (helping hand if you have any aches and pains)
  • Food and snacks (fuel to keep you going)
  • Woolly hat, Scarf and Gloves (needed for keeping cosy and warm)



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