Set in the middle of the dramatic Langdale valley the cottages are perfectly situated for walking. There is no need to move the car as some of the best walks in the Lake District start right from your front door!
The following routes are a selection of some of many varied walks available from Long House Cottages. Click on any of the walks for more details including a route description, map and photos.
Distance: 3 miles Time: 1¼ - 1½ hours
A short, low level walk taking in both sides of the valley with great views especially of the Langdale Pikes.
Elterwater & Chapel Stile
Distance: 5 miles Time: 2¼ - 3 hours
A low level walk through the valley to the villages of Elterwater and Chapel Stile. The outward journey takes the track through the woods, returning through the middle of the valley besides Great Langdale Beck. A good pub walk!
Elterwater Lake & Skelwith Force
Distance: 8 miles Time: 3 - 3½ hours
A low level walk, similar to the previous one but extending it as far as Skelwith Bridge, taking in Elterwater lake, the River Brathy and Skelwith Force.
Distance: 6 miles Time: 3½ - 4 hours
This walk climbs the path behind the cottages onto the Blea Rigg ridge. Great views along the ridge to Silver How, before dropping down to Grasmere. The return to Langdale takes a different route via Megs Gill.
Distance: 7¼ miles Time: 4 - 5 hours
A moderate walk up Lingmoor, the fell that divides Great and Little Langdale. A varied route through woodland and up an old quarry track onto the long summit ridge, which has excellent views all around.
The Langdale Pikes
Distance: 6 miles Time: 4 - 5 hours
A hard fell walk up the majestic Langdale Pikes. A steep climb amongst superb mountain scenery to Stickle Tarn and then onto each of the four Pikes, followed by a descent besides Dungeon Ghyll.
The two Langdales
Distance: 9 miles Time: 4½ - 5½ hours
A mostly low level walk full of variety and interest. Taking in the two valleys of Great and Little Langdale, the walk forms a circuit around the base of Lingmoor Fell, with ever changing views.
Pike O'Blisco & Crinkle Crags
Distance: 10 miles Time: 5½ - 6½ hours
A challenging walk with dramatic rock scenery and views, starting with the fine rocky peak of Pike O'Blisco. A traverse of the Crinkle Crags ridge follows and then a descent of The Band.
Bowfell & Esk Pike
Distance: 11.5 miles Time: 6 - 7 hours
A climb up the long ridge of The Band to Langdales highest mountain Bowfell. The high level continues to Esk Pike, before descending to Esk Hause and Angle Tarn. A long descent of Rossett Gill and the Mickleden valley follows.
Distance: 14 miles Time: 7 - 8 hours
A long varied walk up Englands highest mountain Scafell Pike. An easy start along the wild Mickleden valley leads to a steep climb up Rossett Gill to Angle Tarn. The pass of Esk Hause follows before joining the rocky ridge which leads to the summit.