Chapel Stile cottages

Chapel Stile cottages

Chapel Stile is a picturesque village at the entrance to Great Langdale (pictured), one of the most popular walking areas in the Lake District, just four miles from Ambleside. The unmistakeable outlines of Crinkle Crags, Bow Fell and the Langdale Pikes form the skyline at the head of the valley. Chapel Stile is a small quarry village in an area renowned for its distinctive green slate. Many of the houses in the village were built in the 19th century for the quarrymen. In the village is Copt How, described as a two-acre mountain garden. Open to the public, it has a large collection of alpines and hellebores as well as offering panoramic views of the Langdale Pikes.

Walking in the area

From your doorstep: Lingmor Fell, Scafell Pike, Langdale Pikes. A few miles away: Helm Crag, Fairfield Horseshoe, Crinkle Crags, Bow Fell. Further afield: Coniston Old Man, Helvellyn.

Chapel Stile cottages