My route, not very planned, was: I figured just to up on to the ridges, turn right, keep Grasmere and associated tarns. Continue across the top of Thunacar Knott, and down into the depression. Keep on the path as it climbs through the bracken. Proceed up through the National Trust car park, past the information panel to zigzag behind the buildings into the open grass area. The combination of two great Lakeland fells make this an exceptional walk. Great Langdale from beside Dungeon Ghyll Refreshments are available at the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel. Further down the valley there is the New Dungeon Ghyll … chock-stone route. What's Nearby. Vital Statistics: Length: 8.75ml (14km) Ascent: 3,387ft (1,032m) Time: 7 hrs: Grade: (Hard) Route Summary: - Great Langdale, The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Oxendale, Oxendale Beck, Red Tarn (Langdale), Great Knott, Crinkle, Crags (South Top), Bad … Passing down the right hand side of Lang How, Silver How finally comes into view across 600m (660 yards) of Brigstone Moss. On this side, switchbacks go up the sleep side of the mountain alongside a river. 2304′. Parking for the walk up to Dungeon Ghyll is available at the foot of Harrison Stickle. It doesn't as at the cairn below bear left along a short terrace and then continue further left to climb a little beside a wall. The walk starts at New Dungeon Ghyll where there is a large National Trust car park, a pub and hotel. In a little over 400m (440 yards) the path climbs onto broken ground of rocky outcrops, follow it up and meander amongst the outcrops. 'A friend and I combined a couple of walks from Mike's Walking Englishman website to make a fantastic day in the Lakes. Map Link. Loft Crag is one of the Langdale 'Pikes' and is the culmination of the rock buttress of Gimmer Crag, the jewel in the Langdale's climbing crown. Drop down and at the bottom turn right below the crag and then left on reaching a path. Stick to a general heading of south east. At the bottom turn right and then bear left along the clear path. The walk begins by following the course of the Langdale Beck from Capel Stile to Dungeon Ghyll. This walk follows a popular path through Stickle Ghyll to Stickle Tarn in the Great Langdale area of the Lake District. We thought it was time to do something slightly different from our usual walks, so we came up with a journey amongst the fells. We really envisage you starting from Ambleside, where there are various parking options, and taking the 516 bus into Langdale. The ghyll is over to your right thundering over hidden waterfalls. Head up past the National Trust sign, and then in a few metres under the tree turn left up a wide rough path alongside the wall to go through the kissing gate ahead. Stickle Ghyll car park By road. Ignore the gate to the left and let yourself be funnelled between walls to a gate. The walk keeps low along the bottom of Great Langdale as far as New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel and the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel before crossing Langdale and climbing up to Blea Tarn. Event. It is often added to a Crinkle Crags walk but also makes for an excellent, if steep, climb on its own. From behind the hotel leave the Mickleden path glancing upwards towards the trees. Hill data is derived from Database of British and Irish hills which is licensed under a Please use the "Buy walk in Adobe/PDF format to print or for your phone or tablet" link on the walk page to do that. at least I could walk back. This is the climbers route to Gimmer Crag but is very faint on the ground and twists and turns up the hillside. Soon you are faced with a choice. Although rough with rocky steps there are no difficulties. From the summit of Harrison Stickle drop to the left into a gully and then turn right to head slightly west of north (NNW). Continue south east, initially a steep path descends from the summit and then wanders though the profusion of knotted ground. This is a wide rough track. Attraction. This bus stops at Elterwater, Skelwith Bridge and Dungeon Ghyll so you can shorten the walk route if you want. Looking forward to a grand day out on the fells, I parked in the National Trust … It isn't always possible to see the next destination and there are paths coming up from either side to be aware of. The path runs alongside the spectactular Dungeon Ghyll Force waterfall and involves a climb of about 1500 ft on a series of stone steps. If you have already purchased the walk then you if you are logged in you can find it in your rucksack (link top right on any page) in a format suitable for printing. A lovely river walk past… 0.26 miles away The Langdale Pikes. On the return you cannot but be impressed by the grandeur of Pike 'O Stickle with it's continuous steep slope and scree runs. Old Dungeon Ghyll Circular is a 6.9 mile loop trail located near Ambleside, Cumbria, England that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. Check the weather and dress accordingly, whilst this is not a long or challenging walk the ridge can be cold in windy weather. A circular walk taking in some of the most beautiful views that the Langdale Valley has to offer. The steep climb over Loughrigg Fell comes as rather a shock after such a long gentle descent, but it's the termination of the ridge and has its own great views. It’s over to Little Langdale, past the tarn of Little Langdale Tarn and over Slater Bridge before the final leg over the shoulder of Lingmoor Fell. NY 286060) Total Distance 11.2 miles, Total Ascent 4600 feet, Equivalent Distance 20.4 miles Map OS Map in This Window - OS Map in New Window - Route Grid Refs - Virtual/Google Earth Old maps for browsers that do not support the OS maps … If you need accommodation we have details of 30 properties offering rooms near the start of this walk. Keep ahead and follow the path above the wall to the left to the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel. If you want to tick off the Birketts on this ridge, Castle How, Swinescar Pike and Lang How, then do so and return to the path. Today the Pikes were in the clouds as I parked opposite the New Dungeon Ghyll, but they showed signs of lifting so it was on with the walk. Starting out at Old Dungeon Ghyll we did Bowfell via the Climbers Traverse, onto Esk Pike, Scafell Pike, Scafell via Lords Rake, down … Eventually you reach the Little Loughrigg to Ambleside bridleway, where you turn left. I followed the popular path up to Loft Crag, though I’d made an early start so only saw a couple of other walkers on the way . You follow the Cumbria Way to the New Dungeon Ghyll, then head back to Elterwater through fields and woodland. For many people their … Keep above the buildings of the hotel and go through the far gate. Go through the gate, immediately turn right and at the top cross the step stile - it has a dog gate. Our video is a guided walk in the Lake District from Dungeon Ghyll to Bow Fell via The Band.