Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in Langdale, Lake District your home away from home
Langdale is considered one of the loveliest corners of England, surrounded by many peaks and dales such as the Langdale Pikes, Little Langdale and Harrison Stickle. It has some very photogenic scenery along the River Rothay, especially when it tumbles down Skelwith Falls. Ideal for exploring by car, bicycle or on foot, the area is very tranquil and stunningly beautiful. Ambleside is a bustling town close by where supermarkets, shops, pubs, restaurants and banks can be found. Closer to home the area has many pubs and inns offering a warm welcome, good food and real ale.
Things to Do in Langdale, Lake District
Nearby Coniston Water has several boat companies which run ferries up and down the lake. The Coniston Launches are traditional timber launches which call at Brantwood, the home of John Ruskin. Alternatively, the National Trust’s steam yacht gondola sails between various lake locations.
Hiking and climbing
The area around your Langdale holiday home offers some fine hill walking in the majestic mountain scenery. At the head of Great Langdale you are surrounded by the peaks of the Langdale Pikes, Bowfell, Crinkle Crags and Pike O'Blisco. Alternatively follow the road to Little Langdale via Blea Tarn and scale the highest peak in England, Scafell Pike.
Places to Visit Near Langdale, Lake District Skelwith Falls
Skelwith Falls, also known as Skelwith Force, are easy to reach just off the A593 at Skelwith Bridge yet remain relatively undiscovered by the crowds. There is parking available and a gentle ¼ mile stroll leads to the falls.
St Andrews Church
Completed in 1891, this famous church at Coniston had many wealthy patrons including John Ruskin who is buried in the churchyard. The churchyard is also the final resting place of Donald Campbell, who died in his speedboat, Bluebird, trying to break the water speed record on Coniston Water.
Steam engine fans will love the “La’al Ratty” experience and the railway museum at Ravenglass. The miniature Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway was opened in 1875 to transport iron ore from Eskdale to Ravenglass. Now restored, visitors can take a 7-mile journey on this miniature railway through some of the most unspoilt Lake District scenery.
Weather in Langdale, Lake District
The Lake District generally has cool winters with average daily highs around 44°F (7°C) and some snow, especially on the high mountains. Summers reach 68°F (20°C) in August or higher and may be cloudy with showers. Spring and autumn are the most popular seasons to visit this beautiful area.
Travel to Langdale, Lake District
The nearest airport to your holiday home in Langdale is Newcastle(NCL) Airport which is 90 miles (144km) away or the Leeds/Bradford (LBA) International Airport which is 85 miles (136km) away.
The Lake District is also very accessible by train from London’s Euston Station or Manchester to Oxenholm (Kendal), Penrith or Carlisle. You can pick up a hire car from the station, making the journey very pleasant and hassle free.
For drivers, the Lake District is easily accessed via the M6 motorway. The A590 leads into the southern area of the Lake District and the coast.