Coniston To Great Langdale

Coniston to Great Langdale is a delightful walk which is around 11 miles long and takes about 6 hours to complete. Over the course of the walk you will enjoy the best of the Lake District as the route guides you through farmland, woodland and valleys.


view along the Langdale Valley
The walk commences from the east side of the town, if you head towards the football pitch just past it on the right you will see a stone bridge, go over the bridge and then take a sharp left over the stile from there take the path uphill walk through the meadow up into the woodland. Once you have left the woodland carry on past Yewdale Farm from here continue up a small lane till you arrive at Tarn Hows, at which point head west along a track until you come to the A593 cross the road and head towards woodland. Follow a series of small lanes till you reach Skelwith Bridge, you then proceed through the yard of a local slate factory then follow the north bank of the river upstream till you reach Elterwater, a charming small lake perfect for getting your flask and picnic out and taking a break. Your lunch will be all the more enjoyable because of the stunning views of Great Langdale and weather permitting Langdale Pikes. After lunch proceed along the path that runs close to Great Langdale Beck untill you arrive in the village of Elterwater from here you can walk into the valley of Great Langdale or hop on a bus back to Coniston.

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