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Head for the Langdale Valley
For me, Elterwater is one of the Lake District’s true gems: a cluster of houses and a pub lying in the Langdale Valley, just half a mile from the picturesque lake from which its name is derived. Elterwater Hostel is Ideally placed for exploring some of the Central Lakes’ most appealing fells. From here, you can head off on some of my favourite fell walks, including climbing up to Stickle Tarn and on to Raise and, of course, the wonderful Langdale Pikes above the Langdale Valley are within easy reach.