A network of quarries above Little Langdale - best known for the main chamber, which is 40ft in height and lit by two windows.
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Walkers, see the National Trust Hodge Close walk , and specifically waypoint 5, the Cathedral Cavern.
Climbers, this quarry offers a number of routes, including Night of the Hot Pies(E1), Darklands(E3), Basilica(E5), An Alabuse(E2) - all Extreme. See the UK Climbing web page. Access restriction for organised groups. Telephone National Trust Property Manager (Jim Loxam - 015394 41197) for details.
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What makes it special
- Visit this massive, cathedral like quarry
- Climb the routes, all extreme, on Cumbrian rock
(Access restricted for groups of climbers.)
Other things to do nearby
Spectacularly located, YHA Langdale overlooks Windermere and gives you access to the iconic fell walking routes of Bowfell, Crinkle Crags and the Langdale Pikes.
If you're an experienced mountain biker, try the Langdale Loop in the Langdale valley area.
For taking a dip on the wild side, the Lake District is a wild swimmer's paradise. Why not take a dip in one of the secluded fell tarns or smaller lakes such as nearby Grasmere and Rydal Water?
Discover the recovery, documentation and restoration of Kurt Schwitters’ last Merzbau project; the Elterwater Merz Barn.
Navigation, rock climbing and mountaineering courses for skills training, guided activities or just having some group fun. Visit the website
Tom Ghyll (or Gill) is a lovely stream with two waterfalls. A trail runs alongside the stream and the path then leads up to Tarn Hows. Start at the Car Park on the A593 by Glen Mary Bridge.
Get out and about on your bike and enjoy the landscape. Wherever you want to explore, you can ride as far as your legs will allow you.
Raven Crag, Gimmer Crag and White Ghyll are just a few of the numerous rock climbing spots which line the Langdale valley floor, providing some of the most spectacular rock routes in the UK - come and
Visit the barely-changed home of famous Romantic poet William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy. You'll find plenty to inspire you in the museum too.
Routes to the Old Man and Weatherlam start from the front door.
The fells and trails of the Lake District abound with opportunities to take your running to new heights and achieve euphoria. And where better to base your experience than this remote retreat of
Explore the drama of Coniston Old Man and Weatherlam compared to the tranquillity of Tarn Hows in Beatrix Potter country. Wind your way up through the mining heritage of Coniston, through a jagg
There's low level bridleways with easy wooded terrain for youngsters, while the more adventurous can take on the challenge of Walna Scar Road or the north face trail in Grizedale Forest.
The circular route around Coniston Water is perfect for easy, relaxing rides. Take on the high altitude buzz of Hardknott and Wrynose passes from the hostel. The Fred Whitton Challenge aro
1.8 miles William Wordsworth has a simple tombstone in the churchyard - one of the most visited literary shrines in the world. Visit the website
Enjoy the wonderful aroma of freshly baked gingerbread and sample the delights inside the tiny shop.