Climbing

Climbing in Langdale

Overview

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 experience the thrill for yourself!

See UK Climbing (Raven Crag) web page.

For all local climbs, see UK Climbing (20 miles radius) web page.

What makes it special

  • Climb in the fantastic Langdale valley

Hostels nearby

Climbing in Langdale

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Map references

OS Map: 90, and Explorer OL6 & OL7

OS Grid Ref: NY285063

Lat/Lng: 54.447761, -3.1039274

Contact information

Other things to do nearby

Ambleside

Walking and Rambling in Ambleside

A range of information on local walks is available from the hostel - just ask at reception and our friendly staff will be able to recommend a great walk for you.

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Walking and Rambling in Langdale

Spectacularly located, YHA Langdale overlooks Windermere and gives you access to the iconic fell walking routes of Bowfell, Crinkle Crags and the Langdale Pikes.

Couple canoeing

Watersports in Langdale

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?

The Cathedral, in Little Langdale Quarry

Cathedral Quarry

A network of quarries above Little Langdale - best known for the main chamber, which is 40ft in height and lit by two windows. Visit the Visit Cumbria website Walkers, see the National Trust Hod

Merz Barn

Merz Barn

Discover the recovery, documentation and restoration of Kurt Schwitters’ last Merzbau project; the Elterwater Merz Barn.

Mountain Guide instructs a group of young people

Highpoint Mountain Guides

Navigation, rock climbing and mountaineering courses for skills training, guided activities or just having some group fun. Visit the website

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Climbing in Grasmere

Climb and scramble to your hearts content and enjoy the spectacular views from this beautiful part of the country.

Grasmere Gingerbread Shop

Grasmere Gingerbread Shop

Enjoy the wonderful aroma of freshly baked gingerbread and sample the delights inside the tiny shop.

St Oswalds Church

St Oswalds Church

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  

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Cycling in Grasmere

Jump on your bike and enjoy the rolling landscape. Seasoned pro or just fancy a ride, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Mountain biking in Grasmere Butharlyp Howe

Mountain biking in Grasmere Butharlyp Howe

 The hostel is in a central location, halfway between Grizedale Forest and Whinlatter so there's plenty of scope for a good ride with a fully equipped bike shed with work stands, pump and bi

cycling

Cycling in Langdale

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.

Dove Cottage

Dove Cottage

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.

Cycling, road racing

Cycling in Eskdale

The fantastic Hardknott Pass circuit takes you over one of the highest and hardest cycle passes in Britain, then cycle down the Duddon Valley and return to the hostel via Birker Moor.