The Langdales, Little and Great, are two of the most picturesque valleys in the Lake District National Park, its well worth making the time to explore them.
Just to the West of The Lake District’s most central town Ambleside lie the Langdales. Located here are some of the most famous mountains in England. Known locally as “Fells” and as popular with sheep as they are with walkers, they make up England's most stunning skyline. Home to Pike of Stickle, Harrison Stickle and Pavey Ark, fells all over 700 metres, The Langdales are probably one of our most favourite tour locations in the Lake District.
To get up close and personal with these mountains often requires an adventurous spirit; many would say that the best way to experience these fells would be with a tent and some hiking boots. We understand at Mountain Goat, that this is not possible for everyone, so we would say the best way to see the Lake District is on a Mountain Goat Tour!
Great Langdale is a classic example of a U-shaped valley, carved out of the lanscape by glaciers. Now a days the sheep probably outnumber residents probably more than fifty to one, and on your tours to the Langdales our guides will let you know makes these cute little creatures so special.
Historically both valleys have been famous for industries such as mining lakeland slate, woollen mills and even producing gunpowder! Old miners cottages which were originally built was budget accommodation for the workers are still standing and many make up luxury holidays cottages thanks to a truly magnificent setting check out Heart of the Lakes for ideas.Great Langdale is now home to some of the country's best rock climbing heritage with techniques and skills developed here which are now used worldwide.
The Langdales are featured on our High Adventure and Heart of the Lakes tours. You can also admire the Langdale Pikes of Great Langdale, in the distance on our Beatrix Potter tours.
Booking an exclusive and private tour is an excellent way to enjoy the Langdales, which gives you the time to take in Slater’s Bridge or even enjoy a pint of local of real ale at The Brit.