We will be staying at Langdale YHA which is a rambling Victorian mansion owned by the National Trust. Standing in picturesque grounds between Elterwater and Grasmere, it’s ideal for hiking breaks exploring central lakeland and is the perfect base for a challenging walk to the summit of Scafell Pike, England's highest mountain.
The hostel has great views of the dramatic Langdale Pikes and if the weather is good you can spend summer evenings on the balcony with great views of Windermere and Bowness.
The main focus of the weekend will offer an opportunity to climb Scafell Pike, the highest summit in England on Saturday, followed by a shorter walk exploring Langdale on Sunday. The walk to Scafell Pike from Langdale is slightly longer than from Wasdale, but in our opinion its the most enjoyable route. The total distance is about 12 miles with an ascent of 1400m and is achievable for anyone who is reasonably hill fit, but it will be a long days walking. Saturday 21st June is Summer Solstice so plenty of daylight!
Important note: The walks are dependent on weather conditions and if the weather is bad, or we believe conditions are dangerous, then we will choose alternative walks. However, we will do a walk whatever the conditions.
Cost for the weekend £145.
£30 non-refundable deposit required to confirm your place with balance due one month before.
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• Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday.
• Guided walks to the summit of Scafell Pike on Saturday and Langdale Pikes on Sunday.
• Accommodation in our own small private bunk rooms.
Does not include: Friday meal, lunch on Sunday (can be arranged separately with the hostel, or bring your own).
Planned Schedule for the weekend
From 16:00 Depart Euston for Oxenholme
From 19:00 Arrive Oxenholme (Train journey is 2hrs 45m approximately)
Transfer to Langdale YHA at 19:21 or 21:08 approx.
7:30 - 8:15 Breakfast
8:30-8:45 Transport to start of Scafell Pike walk at Old Dungeon Ghyll
9:00 Start of walk
16:00-17:00 Return from walk for well earned refreshment at the Old Dungeon
17:30 - 18:00 Return to Hostel
7:30 - 8:30 Breakfast
8:30-8:45 Transport to start of Langdale walk
9:00 Start of walk around Langdale valley or to Langdale Pikes
15:00-16:00 Return from walk for well earned refreshment at Sticklebarn tavern
16:15 - 17:00 Minibus drop off to Oxenholme station
17:12 - 20:13 Return rail journey from Oxenholme to Euston
Suggested trains from Euston Station to Oxenholme (near Kendal) train station on Friday 20th June:
depart 16:30 arr 19:21
depart 18:30 arr 21:08
We will arrange a pickup from these trains for travel to Langdale Hostel.
On Sunday, departure day, there is a train from Oxenholme departing 17:12 (arr Euston 20:13), and we will drop you off from the end of the walk on Sunday directly to the station.
Alternatively if you do have a car and are happy to drive and car share, please post a message. It is approximately a 6hr drive from London depending on traffic.