Langstrath Valley is a 8 mile loop trail located near Gatesgarth, Cumbria, England that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Length8.0 miElevation gain1,522 ftRoute typeLoop
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From the National Trust Parking lot in Rosthwaite, return to the B5289 and turn right (south). Walk along a path at the side of road , and turn left when you see a road on your left, signed to Stonethwaite. Take this road until you reach the town of Stonethwaite. Continue past the cute little village, passing the Langstrath Hotel and follow the route leading beyond. You can either take the main route, a rocky road that slowly disintegrates or else make your way along the river, taking public footpaths and passing many gates. For the rest of the walk, a good rule of thumb is to keep the stream on your left. At the start you will be walking along a Stonethwaite Beck (a little stream) and continuing straight ahead. After you past a campsite, look out for a path that veers off to the right, heading up the Langstrath Valley. After about 3.5km the path will come to another stream, Longstrath Beck, coming down from your right. Follow the path as it curves to the right, heading uphill as it meanders up the stunning, hidden Langstrath valley. After roughly 6.4km, you come to a bridge crossing Longstrath Beck. Cross this bridge, and you can return immediately along the path going left, heading back down the valley. You will also notice a path leading up to your right, crossing over a bridge and then heading uphill in the direction of Mansey Pike. From the second / upper bridge, turn back down the valley and walk back along Longstrath Beck, keeping the stream on your left. This path strays farther from the river as it heads back down the valley. Upon reaching the end of the valley, you will encounter another bridge over Greenup Gill (which leads into Stonethwaite Beck). Cross over the bridge and turn left, returning with the river on your left. As you head downhill you will see Stonethwaite on your left. Continue on down the path, eventually turning into a track as you get close to your starting village of Rosthwaite. When you come to a bridge, turn left, crossing the bridge and walking down Howe Lane to the B5289. Here, you turn left again before making a quick right back to the narrow street leading to the car park.

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Sofie L'Eau
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Great trail, amazing vistas. Not suitable for small children.

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Paul Smith
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