Walking

Walking and Rambling in Langdale

Overview

Spectacularly located, YHA Langdale overlooks Windermere and gives you access to the iconic fell walking routes of Bowfell, Crinkle Crags and the Langdale Pikes. For a gentler pace, either walk over Lingmoor into Little Langdale or eastwards along the valley floor into the lovely wooded area around Elterwater valley.

What makes it special

  • Iconic fell walking

Hostels nearby

Walking and Rambling in Langdale

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Map references

OS Grid Ref: NY326051

Lat/Lng: 54.437411, -3.039505

Contact information

Other things to do nearby

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?

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

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.

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  

Grasmere Gingerbread Shop

Grasmere Gingerbread Shop

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

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

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 Grasmere

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

Rydal Mount

Rydal Mount

Moving on from the Wordsworth family home to his own house in the village of Rydal, the great poet lived, wrote and entertained here from age 43 until his death at 80 in 1850.

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.

climbing

Climbing in Grasmere

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