Langdale and Wasdale Fellwalker Special

A week of walking on the peaks and pikes of Langdale and Wasdale. This self-guided walking holiday, unique to Wandering Aengus Treks, offers a variety of route options for walks from comfortable lodgings in Langdale and Wasdale. Steeped in climbing history and surrounded by the most iconic of Lake District peaks, the valleys of Langdale and Wasdale are the perfect bases for serious ‘Wainwright baggers’. We arrange excellent ensuite accommodation, provide you with route suggestions, maps and guidebooks, and we transfer your luggage between each of the bases for the tour. We are always happy to share our local knowledge.

Prices are per person based on twin share and include all accommodation in twin share rooms on bed & breakfast basis, luggage transfer, information pack including maps and guidebooks, and our emergency contact.

Single rooms are available. We only apply a supplement for single accommodation when there is a direct cost to us and we cap this in line with our ‘Fair pricing’ policy. Solo walkers pay a supplement of £10 per walking day, plus any single room supplement which may be required.

Itinerary

If you are travelling by train, we can provide a taxi from Windermere railway station to your hotel (at additional cost).

Various walk options. We provide several circular route options right from your door. Choose from ascents of Blea Rigg, Sergeant Man, Raise, Crinkle Craggs, Harrison Stickle, Pike O' Stickle, Pavey Ark, Loft Crag, Pike O’Blisco and Lingmoor Fell, including ridge routes to connect these fells.

Cross Esk Hause to the Wasdale Valley. On the walk from Langdale to Wasdale you have the option to take in any or all of the the summits of Bowfell, Esk Pike, Great End and Scafell Pike.

Various circuit walk options from your accommodation. Choose from ascents of Scafell Pike, Scafell, Lingmell, Kirk Fell, Scoat Fell, Pillar, Steeple, Red Pike and Yewbarrow.

On the walk from Wasdale to Keswick you have the option to bag more Wainwright summits, including Great Gable, Green Gable and Base Brown. You spend tonight in Keswick where you can enjoy the variety of restaurants and bars on offer in England’s ‘Adventure capital’.

If you are travelling by train, we can provide a taxi to Penrith railway station (at additional cost).

The price includes:

  • All accommodation in twin/double rooms (with private bathroom where available) in guest houses, inns or hotels
  • All breakfasts
  • Luggage transfer between overnight stops
  • A Wandering Aengus information pack containing all necessary maps, a current guide book or our own weather-proof route cards, laminated locator maps for each night's accommodation, and our own weather-proof 'info cards' with local information - including locations and opening times of restaurants, cafes, ATMs, supermarkets etc.
  • Our emergency contact number

Not included:

  • Lunches and evening meals (we provide full details of your options)
  • Extra costs incurred through using escape routes or abandonment of the itinerary
  • Miscellaneous personal expenses such as drinks etc.

Our Accommodation:

As keen walkers ourselves we appreciate the importance of the place you put your feet up and rest your head in at the end of each day. We very carefully select our accommodations whether they be a cosy pub, family run guest house, or established town centre hotel. We choose places directly on the route or within easy walking distance of it and if we ever have to transfer you because of limited availability, we will always contact you to discuss this and never just leave you to find out later. We provide comfortable, clean and warm twin or double rooms, with private bathroom wherever available. Single occupancy of rooms is also available for a supplementary cost.

Meals:

Breakfast at your accommodation is included in the holiday price. In most cases your accommodation will serve dinner and will be able to prepare a packed lunch for you. Sometimes this will have to be arranged in advance and we will let you know if this is the case. Alternatively you can use our detailed notes to make your own dining and lunch arrangements using local restaurants, cafes and supermarkets.

We recommend using the rail network to access this holiday. If you are travelling by car, we can arrange parking in Langdale (there may be an additional charge for this) and a taxi to return from Keswick at the end of your trip (at an additional charge).

The nearest railway station to Langdale is at Windermere on a branch line of the main North-West London to Glasgow rail link (change at Oxenholme). From Windermere it is possible to travel by bus via Ambleside or you can take a taxi. We are able to arrange a pre-paid taxi to meet your train.

At the end of your trip, the nearest railway station to Keswick is at Penrith (16 miles) on the main North-West rail link between London and Glasgow. From Keswick there is a regular bus service to Penrith which stops at the train station or we can arrange a taxi for you.

Here are some 3rd party websites with useful information to help plan your holiday to the Lake District.

The Lake District National Park website is a mine of information and here you can also download a range of maps and leaflets to local attractions.

'Go Lakes' is the official website for Cumbria Tourism and provides up-to-the-minute information on events as well as insight guides to the different areas that make up the Lake District.

The Mountain Weather Information Service (MWIS) provides weather analysis and forecasts specifically aimed at mountaineers and walkers. Download 3 day forecasts for specific regions including the Lake District.

Cumbria County Council conveniently gathers all Lake District bus timetables onto a single searchable page

Mike Brockhurst's Walking Englishman website is a free walking resource which provides information on numerous walking routes. Here you can find a list of Englands's highest peaks.

Use thetrainline.com to find cheap fares to the Lake District rail access towns of Windermere and Penrith.

Book this Holiday

Heart of the Lakes map
The Langdale and Wasdale valleys offer unrivalled fellwalking and the opportunity to ascend a multitude of 'Wainwrights'. From each base on this holiday we provide various walk options for each day ranging from moderate w to strenuous hikes taking in the Wainwright summits of the area. On the days where you walk from one base to the next, there are further opportunities to include the tops in your route. You can mix and match the options to make your holiday as relaxed or as challenging as you like.