LANGDALE TO CHAPEL STILE
A beautiful valley in the Lake district, popular with hikers climbing the Langdale pikes and even Scafell pike. This is a walk we chose from Miles without stiles website.
👩🦽Terrain wheelchair accessible for some, with support the route we took is suitable for wheelchairs
🅿️Stickle Ghyll car park, Langdales, National trust LA22 9HJ.
🚻 Toilets available with accessible toilet
☕Stickle Barn is due to open soon so please check but food is availble from New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel or in Chapel stile at The Wainwrigts pub.
🥾 8.6 miles but you can do a shorter walk or even extend the route from Chapel Stile to Elterwater which has a good accessible path.
Difficulties- Some steep paths and uneven terrain but mangeable with support, no steep edges and some really good accessible paths with amazing views.
Leave the car park to the main road B5343 that you come in on and turn left. Ignore the first path as this is not wheelchair accessible unfortuntlye we did try but too uneven, so instead you carry on walking the road for a short distance before taking the next gate on the right which has a good accessible path.
When the path comes to an end turn left, there is a couple of gates but they are all wide enough for the wheelchairs, we head up towards a house on the right and from here the path gets a little uneven.
The path is heading uphill towards Hag wood, this is where it gets more difficult with being steep and uneven, we took our time and went round the larger rocks. This path does continue but levels up before turning into a tarmac road.
Its a lovely walk to the forest with great views over the langdale fells. There is plenty of rocks to stop at and trees to climb for the kids.
At he end of the forest you will come to a farm.
Head through the farmyard and continue uphill and along the farm’s road.
The road is steep in places but nice and smooth for the wheelchair.
Once you pass a house on the left, turn left onto a track towards Elterwater Quarry. Please keep to the paths and follow the signs carefully through the quarry as this is still a working quarry. Look for a sign taking you left down a steep track between quarry spoil heaps.
Follow river to Wainwright’s Bridge then cross this to visit Chapel Stile and the return path for the route we chose. Wainwrights pub is to the left of you if you wanted a drink or a bite to eat.
If you wanted to extend this walk then dont cross the bridge and continue along the path to Elterwater.
Head past Wainwrights pub, We follow the road for a short section so take care as sometimes it can be busy, there is a toilet block on the main road. Just past the farm we take the opening on the left to join the path through the farmers field keeping great langdale beck on your right, this makes a nice circular re joining the path at the start all the way back to the car park