The Lang­dale val­leys, Cum­bria

Trail Running (UK) - - Routes - Robert Proud, Na­tional Trust Great Lang­dale Camp­site www.na­tion­al­trust.org.uk/hol­i­days/ great-lang­dale-camp­site-lake-district

This out­stand­ing run links the Great Lang­dale and Lit­tle Lang­dale val­leys, mak­ing a com­plete cir­cuit around the rugged out­crops of Side Pike and Ling­moor Fell. Start­ing from the Na­tional Trust’s Great Lang­dale camp­site it climbs steeply through wood­land, open hill­side and past Blea Tarn to reach the road into Lit­tle Lang­dale. Pass­ing Lit­tle Lang­dale Tarn it winds through wood­land and quar­ries be­fore de­scend­ing to the base of the Great Lang­dale val­ley. The fi­nal miles fol­low the Cum­bria Way through fields at the foot of the fells, sur­rounded by glo­ri­ous moun­tain scenery, as you make your way back to the camp­site. The Na­tional Trust-owned Stick­le­barn pub has weekly group runs that are a great way to ex­plore the fells in the com­pany of a lo­cal ex­pert.

Look­ing down Mick­le­den, with the Lang­dale Pikes to the right

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