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Walk the Langdale Pikes, Lake District


Where: Langdale valley, Lake District, Cumbria
How long: 5-7 hours
Activity level: Intermediate
Wainwrights: 4

Price: £30,(includes packed lunch made from our Cafe Altitude in Ambleside, normally £5)

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Join us for the day and walk the Langdale Pikes in the beautiful Great Langdale area of the Lake District, a haven for walkers, climbers, adventure enthusiasts and those that love beautiful scenery and breathtaking views.

The glaciated valley of Great Langdale holds within it some of the most dramatic peaks in the Lake District and there is an abundance of walks to chose from.

We’ll meet at Cafe Altitude in Ambleside (our cafe above the climbing wall) for a coffee and briefing before heading off into the Langdale valley. We’ll park at the Stickle Barn and follow the river up to Stickle Tarn. From here, we’ll go around the back of Pavey Ark and then up onto Harrison Stickle with magnificent views down the Langdale valley and across to the Scafell range. From there we carry on and head up to Pike of Stickle turning over Loft Crag and then follow the Dungeon Ghyll route back down the valley. This is a day’s walking, covering approximately 5 miles with some steep ascent, but we’ll take our time with plenty of stops for food, fluid and photographs.

Wednesday 13th April
Thursday 28th April
Thursday 5th May
Wednesday 18th May
Wednesday 15th June
Tuesday 5th July
Tuesday 12th July
Monday 25th July

Walking boots (preferably with ankle support)
Walking poles (if needed)
Walking clothes (base layer, mid layer, jacket)
Waterproof jacket and bottoms (advisable)
Gloves, snood/scarf and hat (weather depending)
25 – 35ltr rucksack
2 ptrs water or fluid
Packed lunch (we also run a cafe in Ambleside and can offer packed lunches at £5, please book in advance so we can bring with us)

Please get in touch for any advice on kit/clothing…

This walk is graded INTERMEDIATE

All our walks are Graded so it makes it easier for you to understand the intensity and level of walking we’ll be doing. Below is a description of each:


For beginners or those that enjoy lower level and shorter walks, an average of 3-4 hours walking per day with plenty of breaks.


These walks are suitable for anyone who has done some walking in the past, or does some form of weekly exercise. Some steeper gradients may be involved but there will be plenty of opportunities to stop for a break. Average of 4 – 6 hours walking per day.

High Intermediate:

Longer walks/treks with some steep gradients and possibly some scrambling, sometimes at higher altitudes (trekking in Europe or Africa). An average of 6 – 8 hour walking, no technical skill required but a good level of fitness is required.

This is a guideline only, if you are unsure whether you could complete a walk with us or would just like to clarify some information, please feel free to contact us by telephone or email.