The Langdale Valley is home to possibly one of the most well-known and well-walked mountain ranges in England. The jagged peaks of the Langdale Pikes create a spectacular skyline and provide adventurous walking and climbing opportunities. The valley itself offers fantastic low level walks for the less experienced and active visitor. There are a number of picturesque hamlets dotted throughout the valley including Little and Great Langdale, Elterwater and Chapel Stile each boasting an inviting, traditional inn serving hearty homemade fare and local real ale. At the head of the valley is Blea Tarn. Stone built Blea Tarn House, dating from the 1600s, sits nearby and was the inspiration for a Wordsworth poem.