Walking in the Lakes
For a gentle stroll to Grasmere, head out of Jonty’s and the village North East crossing the B5343, following the footpath that runs parallel with the minor road heading up hill. After a few hundred metres the road forks and a footpath continues North east over Huntingstile Crag, then down into Grasmere. (Around 3.5 miles).
An easy stroll along Langdale Beck is a beautiful way to see the Elter Water (the Lake) and get a view of the Langdale Pikes. From Jonty’s turn right down Main Street towards the Britannia Inn (the nearest pub to Jonty’s only 75m away!). Adjacent to the car park opposite the Inn is Langdale beck and the highly photographed Elterwater bridge. Follow the path alongside the beck heading South East for around a mile. You will eventually cross a stile and exit the tree line to get a stunning view looking back over Elter Water and the Langdale Pikes in the distance. This is one of the most picturesque views in the Lake District.
For more challenging Hill Walks, there are numerous websites listed (right) with a multitude of walks at all levels. Also at Jonty’s is a copy of Wainwright’s favourite walks.
One personal favourite is to walk from Jonty’s up to Spedding Crag, then along to Lang How, under Great Castle How to Stickle Tarn. From there, you can extend the walk over the Langdale Pikes (Harrison Stickle and Pike of Stickle), or simply walk down to Langdale Beck and follow the Cumbria way along the beck back to Elterwater and Jonty’s.
In an emergency
Mountain rescue – dial 999 and ask for Police, then ask the Police for Mountain rescue.
Fire, Police, Ambulance dial 999
Just need some help at Jonty’s? Contact Lynsey or Cheryl on 015394 37417
Useful Web sites
lake district tourist sites
Places to eat
Information about Hillwalking
Other useful websites