Two days, one night, in Little Langdale
Pippa and I went to the Lakes staying one night and two days. It was glorious weather and it was a part of the Lakes we didn't know: Little Langdale.
|date of event:||2nd September 2007|
Day one, Little Langdale
It had been a slow drive over, via Alston, which was a mistake. It's normally a slow road but was even more so in the poor visibility caused by the rain and the journey took us 3 and a half hours.
I think both of us had thought, as we went through Ambleside, that a day browsing the shops might have been a better idea that the walking we had planned.
We eventually, after stopping in the Britannia in Elterwater and the Three Shires in Little Langdale, got underway.
Dressed for it
Those are the Langdale Pikes you can see in the distance over in Great Langdale, over the pass. The little farm we stayed at, Low Foot Farm, was just around the corner and we're just leaving the narrowest road in the lakes to cross over a tiny stone bridge to start our walk.
As we start to gain a bit of height you can make out the Pike o' Stickle, Loft Crag, and Harrison Stickle quite clearly. You can also see the white farm buildings of Low Foot Farm.
We stroll up a gentle gradient with the weather getting better and better and by the time we had gone down the other side, passing High Tilberthwaite, it was quite good. This is a view back up the valley towards the Three Shires at Holme Ground.