Located in the Lake District National Park in North West England, this Great Langdale beautiful valley that is a great family camping and hiking location. The facilities have been recently upgraded making the location much more accommodating. You can choose luxury over a simple stay. There are pods and yurts with every facility and comfort.

What’s there to Enjoy?

The real thrill would be to find a campsite with simple accommodation near a stream and a play area for kids. This way you are closer to nature and have much more to explore. The location in itself is a delight with a couple of pubs at a stone’s throw distance.

You can also drive up to the beautiful Ambleside town which is a few miles away. Moreover, a couple of miles from the campsite there is a Co-op at the Chapel Stile. For adventure lovers, a trek to the Langdale Pikes or to Scafell Pike would be a great choice. However, there are many family-friendly routes that your kids would love to explore.

Route to Blea Tarn

Starting at the end of the campsite, the route takes you away from the reception area and past the climbing wall. From there, you need to follow the footpath on the left. The first section after you get out of the campsite gate is quite steep and eventually zig-zags uphill. The top has great views to offer and the weather is great, most of the time.

The rest of the walk is downhill or flat once the first climb is done. Children would love to follow this trail as it doesn’t have a rough terrain.

Moving further, you will cross a cattle grid on your left after which you need to take the footpath on the left side. This path takes you to the Blea Tarn. The entire section is around the water and is nice and flat, making it a great route to take your family along.  

The walk might still be difficult for a child so, keeping them entertained and energized is a daunting task that you must do to make this walk a success. Take along snacks and water so they are not whining or hungry all the time.

Also, it is necessary that you take occasional breaks so everyone can recharge and enjoy the view a bit more.

Reaching the Top

Upon reaching on top of the Blea Tarn, you can either turn left to go back to the path that takes you to the campsite or you can extend the walk and head straight from the top. For someone with family and small kids, it is preferable to head back as it would be much more tiring to go further and come back all the way.

After taking a left turn, the path takes you back to the point from where you started the walk. Make sure you come down slowly and cautiously as the road is narrow and sometimes busy with a lot of walkers.

The journey might tire you up, but the entire route has a scenery that cannot be missed. Be it with your family or alone, the Great Langdale walk in North West England is in true sense a relaxing and rejuvenating experience for the mind and body that is tired from the irk and madness of the city.