A Great Langdale Round

By Dave Chick   

on April 26, 2018    5/5 (1)

A Great Langdale Round

Further Details

Route Summary:

This walk includes the 6 Wainwrights of Bowfell, Crinkle Crags – Long Top (Second Crinkle), Pike of Stickle, Pike of Blisco, Loft Crag, Rossett Pike

This walk includes the 6 Hewitts of Bowfell, Crinkle Crags – Long Top (Second Crinkle), Crinkle Crags South Top (First Crinkle), Pike of Stickle, Pike of Blisco, Rossett Pike

This walk includes the 9 Nuttalls of Bowfell, Bowfell North Top, Crinkle Crags – Long Top (Second Crinkle), Crinkle Crags South Top (First Crinkle), Pike of Stickle, Pike of Blisco, Great Knott, Loft Crag, Rossett Pike

Route Start Location: Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel

19.61 km 1716 m 6 hours

Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

Activivity Type: Strenuous Walk

Summits and Places on this Route


Three pubs, a youth hostel and a couple of campsite make Great Langdale a rural metropolis. See our full guide to Great Langdale for more details


Serious fell terrain.

Remember that we cannot outline every single hazard on a walk – it’s up to you to be safe and competent. Read up on Mountain Safety , Navigation and what equipment you’ll need.

Parking : LA22 9JU

Car park near the Old Dungeon Ghyll

Public Transport:

516 Bus Route between Dungeon Ghyll – Kendal / Ambleside. Six buses daily.

Traveline for UK Public Transport

Recommended Maps


A Great Langdale Round Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

Download file for GPS

A Great Langdale Round

The valley of Great Langdale in the Lake District has so many hills surrounding it that you’ll have to walk them all on the Great Langdale Round rather than having to choose! Not only do you get to bag a load of Wainwright summits, they’re split between the Wainwright Southern Fells and the Central Fells.

This walking route starts from the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel (or you can start from the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel) and ascends the first summit of Pike of Blisco. You’ll then lose some hard earned height as you descend to Red Tarn before climbing again up to Great Knot and then Crinkle Crags. It’s an undulating route onward over Bow Fell before the return leg of the round over the Langdale Pikes of Pike of Stickle and Loft Crag  Finally the route descends directly down past the Dungeon Ghyll Force waterfall and onward to the bright lights of Great Langdale to cap the Langdale Round off.

Great Langdale Round Route

Click here to view the full description. Images and GPX files used with permission of the route author.

Dave is our Lake District local expert, often found in the depths of Cumbria he's the author of his own part on the web, All the Gear but no Idea.
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