A very fine route offering superlative views over both Great Langdale and the Vale of Grasmere. A path rises through the meadows of Chapel Stile to Walthwaite. Steeper ascent leads to an exposed traverse around the depths of Megs Gill and out onto the watershed between Langdale and Grasmere. Beyond lie Silver How and Youdell Tarn before zigzag descent beside Robin Gill gains a traverse to the rocky spire of Copt How. Finish via Thrang Quarry and under the church back into Chapel Stile. (1.3mb) 12 Pages.
TIME: 3 hours
DIFFICULTY: Mildly difficult with
strenuous ascent (some 400m) and
descent. The path around Megs Gill is
narrow and exposed in places.
START & FINISH: Chapel Stile, limited
parking within the perimeter of the village (323052)
ALTERNATIVE STARTS: Elterwater
Village, Elterwater Common and Baysbrown Campsite.
MAPS: OS L90 or OL7
HOSTELRIES: Wainwrights’ Inn and Brambles Café in Chapel Stile