Side Pike from the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, Lake District, England

Many of you will no doubt already be aware that the west of Britain is generally much wetter than the east. (It’s something to do with “relief rainfall” and the prevailing winds largely coming from the south west). So it was with some trepidation that Jude and I took advantage of a 5 night Winter Special break at the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel in the Lake District. We simply expected to swap Welsh rain for English rain, but we couldn’t have been more wrong! The weather, as you will see below (and in the 2 following posts), was bright and sunny, but very, VERY cold!

Our first walk would take us up to the pass between Great Langdale and Little Langdale and then to the top of Side Pike. At 362m or 1,188ft, it’s only a small ‘mountain’, but it affords fabulous views over both of the Langdale valleys. Our return would take us back down to the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel (for a quick refreshment 🍺😋) and then along the Cumbria Way to our hotel, which was warm and cosy and had the most wonderful staff.

17 thoughts on “Side Pike from the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, Lake District, England

  1. 😍 Wow. That’s gorgeous. I’m sharing this with “Scottish Guy” since he grew up in the Lakes & his mum is still there. You always have great photos, but I really love the stark beauty of these. Def 😍


  2. Wow!! What an amazing scenery! Your photos are clear proof of nature’s awesomeness. Great image of the waterfall! No doubt you had a really successful winter break, although it was freezing cold.

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  3. Pingback: Elter Water from the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, Lake District, England | Alittlebitoutoffocus

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