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Grasmere and Great Langdale are separated by a long ridge of low fells. It starts life at Blea Rigg where it abuts the shapely Alpine like peaks of the Langdale Pikes then extends in a roughly south easterly direction to terminate at the lofty viewpoint of Loughrigg Fell. The crest of this ridge is quite broad and festooned by an intimate collection of mini peaks interspersed by a number of attractive tarns.

Exploring the crest of this ridge makes a fascinating and exciting walk. There are a number of ways of tackling it, but arguably the best way to do it, is to split it over two days. Doing it this way rather than walking it in one long day gives plenty of time to relax and enjoy the experience with some classic real ale from Jennings!

Starting and finishing at the Wordsworth Hotel in Grasmere, with an overnight at the Langdale Hotel it also allows you to take in the different characters of the softer landscape around Grasmere, and the classic rugged mountain vista that is Great Langdale.

Walk Route: Grasmere - Elterwater - Grasmere

Duration: 2 days

Miles: 16

Detailed route information
Time/Effort 5 out of 5
Navigation 2 out of 5
Technicality 3 out of 5
Height gain/loss (metres) 1200
OS map OS Landranger 90, OS Explorer OL 4 & 5



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Map reference: NY 322068  Lat: 54.45240 Long: -3.04657