High peaks and peaceful valleys in the heart of the Lake District
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Right in the centre of the Lake District lies Langdale. Meaning ‘long valley’, this exceptional walking destination is perfect for exploration, whether we want to go high or low. There are dozens of famous peaks looking over it – the Langdale Pikes, Bow Fell, the Crinkle Crags – alongside many beautiful smaller hills and easy stream-side strolls.
Join us on a sociable guided walking weekend where we’ll explore the best bits of Langdale, all from our comfortable hostel base nearby. Get into the great outdoors during the day and sit down to some great local food in the evenings, perhaps taking time to explore the many nearby pubs and cafes as well!
In a nutshell:
- Explore the valley of Langdale and its surrounding peaks on two guided walks with qualified Mountain Leaders.
- See why the Lake District is a walkers’ paradise, and relax in the peaceful surroundings.
- Enjoy staying in our local hostel accommodation, where we’ll be right in the heart of the stunning scenery and a short distance from local pubs and cafes.
- Meet a great group of fellow walkers and let the cares of the world slip away for the weekend.
About the area
The Lake District National Park
Right in the north-west of England, the Lake District is a stunning landscape of mountains, lakes, rivers and woodland. One of the UK’s first National Parks, it’s scenery has been appreciated for hundreds of years, and is still the number one destination for many outdoor enthusiasts today. What makes the Lakes great is its accessibility for all levels of fitness – there are the high hills and bold mountain climbs, but there are also some of the best low-level walks around, with easy hills giving fantastic views over the landscape. Sculpted by volcanoes and ice over millions of years, the Lakes is now the site of sheep farming, mountaineering, and all-round love of nature!
You’re welcome to arrive at the hostel from 5pm, where your Large Outdoors host will be there to meet you and introduce you to your fellow walking companions. You’ll then have plenty of time to settle in and begin to enjoy the location before dinner. Then there’ll be a full briefing about the plans for the weekend and what the walk options are.
Today we will be heading out for one group walk our aim is to offer a good day out with a summit (weather dependent), this walk will be led by a Mountain Leader, who will be your guide to the scenery and majesty of the Lake District.
Some possible walk options are:
When the walks have returned to the hostel, there’ll be plenty of time to relax with hot drinks or glasses of wine and re-live the day’s adventures. We’ll head out for dinner at around 7.30pm but other than that the evening is yours to snooze in the lounge, or sample the local delights of some great traditional Lake District inns.
After breakfast it’s time to pack up and leave the hostel. We’ll be heading out on another walk today, which lasts between 3-4 hours and finishes near either a pub for lunch, or a selection of places you can choose from.
The walk options may be something like:
What our members have to say...
Well, for a non-walker it was certainly challenging but my word was it exhilarating! The feeling of achievement after every day, was just fabulous. The group we went with were all strangers on day one, but firm friends by the end of the week. The comradery on some of the tougher walks, helped me to the top…..and wow what views. Anyone thinking of doing it - don’t worry….just go for it!ClaireMember Since 2016
My first Large Outdoors and (Ulster & the Giant's Causeway Walking Weekend) Irish experience was absolutely fantastic. Everything was organised perfectly and Gareth is a joy to be around. I loved every minute and will definitely book myself onto another trip. #toldallmyfriendstheyhavetocomeVanessaMember Since 2018
“I didn’t really know what to expect on my first ever walking holiday and wasn’t very prepared if truth be known – lesson to all read the essential kit list especially waterproofs! It was great fun and what a lovely group of supportive and encouraging people, especially Gareth who did a great job looking after us all. I must admit at times I found it a bit challenging but what a great sense of achievement when we reached the top of the mountains (hills) I will definitely do this again.ElizabethMember Since 2016