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Langdale Pikes, Great Langdale

Langdale Pikes, Great Langdale

Walking Route


Day two, in keeping with the more mountainous surroundings of Great Langdale, tackles the main bulk of the ridge all the way up to Blea Rigg. The towering rock face of Pavey Ark can be seen from the route as it reaches its high point. Its buttresses and gullies hold numerous top quality summer and winter climbs. This is a glorious walk with a real mountain top feel to it. There is a bit of a steep pull out of the valley to gain the crest of the ridge and there will be a need to keep an eye on the map and use a compass to check directions as every now and again there are variants to the path. However all this muscle and brain work will be rewarded because the views and the surroundings are truly sublime!

Walk Route: Elterwater - Grasmere

Duration: 6 hours

Miles: 8

Detailed route information
Time/Effort 3 out of 5
Navigation 2 out of 5
Technicality 3 out of 5
Height gain/loss (metres) 630
OS map OS Landranger 90, OS Explorer OL 4 & 5



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Map reference: NY 335041  Lat: 54.42794 Long: -3.02652