The circuit around the line-up of fells known as the Langdale Pikes – Pike O' Stickle (709m), Loft Crag (682m), Harrison Stickle (736m) and Pavey Ark (700m) – is the valley's most popular hike, allowing you to tick off between three and five Wainwrights depending on your route, and covering around six steep, hard-going miles. Allow a good six hours.

If you'd prefer a shorter walk, you can just climb up to see the waterfall at Dungeon Ghyll, or head further up to Stickle Tarn. Note that the walk up is very steep.

Across the valley are the rippled summits of Bowfell (902m) and the Crinkle Crags, a serious full-day proposition that represent a challenge even for experienced walkers.