Walking trail

Walking in the Lake District: Day two

Walking trail

Day two of this walk, tried and tested by environment and travel journalist, Mark Rowe, takes you back across from Wasdale to Great Langdale in the Lake District National Park.

A lone walker in Wasdale


Route map for Walking in the Lake District Day 1


Wasdale Head National Trust campsite, grid ref: NY183076


Return via Wasdale Head Inn and Sty Head to the shelter, where you bear right up to Esk Hause.

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Bear left to Esk Pike and follow the path on to Ore Gap, then bearing right to Bow Fell.

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At Three Tarns, bear left downhill via White Stones and The Band to Stool End and return via the field to Great Langdale campsite.

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Great Langdale National Trust campsite, grid ref: NY287058

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Walking in the Lake District: Day two


Some steep descents and ascents. We're assuming you're comfortable with map reading and grid references, and can use a compass to put together your own walk, and ad lib a bit, following a path or feature that looks worth nosing around, rather than sticking rigidly to a route.

PLEASE NOTE: the map provided is intended only as a rough guide, please take a map and compass with you and wear sensible walking gear.

Walking in the Lake District: Day two

Contact us

Email: wasdale@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone: 01946 726064

Walking in the Lake District: Day two

How to get here

Wasdale Head, Seascale, Cumbria CA20 1EX
By train

4 mile (6.4km) mountain walk from Irton and Dalegarth stations on Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway. (NB - greatly reduced timetable in winter)

By road

Wasdale Head is reached from the main A595. From the south, turn right at Holmrook for Santon Bridge and follow signs up to Wasdale Head. From the north, turn left at Gosforth

Walking in the Lake District: Day two

Facilities and access

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