The Langdale Valley taken from high up

The Langdale Valley - explore and visit

The breathtakingly beautiful area of Langdale runs west of Ambleside up to the Langdale Pikes. Pike is a local term for peak. It splits into two valleys, Great Langdale and LIttle Langdale. It includes the lovely village of Elterwater with its pub and a scattering of craft shops, Chapel Stile and the various pubs along the B5343. There are countless walking routes, both low and high level.


This small, reed-fringed lake often has fantastic reflections of the Langdale Pikes. There is a relatively flat walk from Elterwater village past the lake towards Skelwith Bridge.

Easy walk routes

Guided walks near Langdale

We run a series of guided walks from April to October

Book a guided walk near Langdale

Getting there and around

Bus service 516 links Langdale with Ambleside and Windermere. The Langdale Trail provides cycle and walk links to and through the valley. More details and links to timetables in our travel and transport pages.

Accommodation near Langdale

Hotels and guest houses in Langdale