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Great Langdale

Location:  N 54°26.926’ W 03°05.339’

OS Grid Reference: NY294064

Post Code: LA22 9JX

On the route of The Cumbria Way

Height above sea level: 95m (310ft)

From Elterwater: 4.5km (2miles)

To Stonethwaite: 12.8 km (8 miles)


Accommodation - Facilities - Public Transport - Website


New Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale


Dominated by the rugged Langdale Pikes, Great Langdale is one of the major Lake District valleys and also one of the most popular being scenic, readily accessible and popular with walkers


Mickleden, the upper 2km (1¼ miles) of the valley, is entirely uninhabited, and is a classic example of a glacial ‘U’ shaped valley.  High above, on the rock and scree covered slopes of  Pike o’ Stickle, is evidence of a Neolithic axe factory, where stone axes were shaped from an outcrop of hard volcanic tuff.  The axes were manufactured here on an industrial scale and exported throughout Britain and Ireland.  Further down the valley, The Langdale Boulders near Copt Howe (NY314058) and easily accessible from the road, bear prehistoric cup and ring markings.  Elsewhere in the valley are substantial remains of the ring garth, an ancient stone wall built to enclose the fertile lands in the valley bottom by Norse settlers one thousand years ago


There is no village of Great Langdale, and the main settlements of Chapel Stile and Elterwater are at the lower eastern end of valley. Walkers are adequately catered for by by the facilities on offer in the vicinity of both the New and Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotels in the upper part of the valley, the latter being the last habitation passed before Stonethwaite is reached a further 12.8 km (8 miles) over Stake Pass


Facilities


Groceries and Provisions

Great Langdale Campsite Shop, Great Langdale Campsite, Great Langdale, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9JU

Tel: 01539 437668

Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/article-1355833158642

Email: langdale.camp@nationaltrust.org.uk

NY288058  0.6km (⅜ mile) from The Cumbria Way

(Note: Closed in winter)


Places to Eat

Hikers Bar, The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, Great Langdale, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9JY

Tel: 01539 437272

Web: www.odg.co.uk  Email: olddungeonghyll1@btconnect.com

NY285061  65m (70yds) from The Cumbria Way


New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, Great Langdale, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9JX


Tel: 01539 437213

Web: www.dungeon-ghyll.co.uk  Email: enquiries@dungeon-ghyll.com

NY295064  40m (45yds) from The Cumbria Way





Public Toilets

Stickle Ghyll (free)

Adjacent to the Stickle Ghyll car park

Postcode: LA22 9JU

Web:

NY294064 5m (5 yds) from The Cumbria Way


Pubs

Sticklebarn Tavern, Great Langdale, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9JU


Tel: 01539 437356

Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sticklebarn-and-the-langdales/eating-and-shopping

Email: sticklebarn@nationaltrust.org.uk

NY294064  20m (25 yds) from The Cumbria Way




Public Transport


General Travel Information

Cumbria County Council

Cumbria Passenger Transport Map

Traveline: Tel: 0871 200 2233


Bus

Service 516 - Windermere-Ambleside-Elterwater-Dungeon Ghyll (until 29 October 2017)

- calls at Elterwater and Skelwith Bridge

Bus stops on the B5343 at the Dungeon Ghyll Old Hotel road end and also on the B5343 at the Dungeon Ghyll New Hotel road end

(Operated by Stagecoach)


Taxi

Kevin’s Taxis Ambleside  015394 32371

Lakeside Taxis and Tours  01539 488888  admin@lakesideph.co.uk

Hilltop Taxis  07979 664472


Train

No service, nearest station Windermere



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