Lake District: Hodge Close to Little Langdale
8 November 2014
On a somewhat dreary day, it was time for a lower level walk, and a
few geocaches to find in Little Langdale formed the inspiration for an
exploration of a few places I hadn't been before.
After parking near the big hole at Hodge Close, we descended the big
piles of slate waste
An artificial course for the beck through the slate waste
We then reached the bridleway through Moss Rigg Wood
At this point there is a ford for vehicles, albeit with restricted
access nowadays, but I wouldn't fancy taking a car through this (or,
worse, a non-motorised vehicle). Fortunately the dogs and I would have
use of the pedestrian bridge when we returned later.
For now it was time to head a little west along the valley to reach this
The mine made an interesting spot to explore, but was also the site of a
geocache, my first underground one
The entrance passageway
Emerging back into daylight, the next point of interest is Slater
Bridge, a spot I'd seen in many photos, but never visited
Slater Bridge from another angle
After a little walk across country to get another cache, we head back
for the ford and bridge, fortunately with an elevated walkway alongside
At Stang End the dogs seem to have a difference of opinion about which
is the right way
The mist thickens on this dreary day as we head around Little Fell
Approaching the slate waste of Hodge Close.
An interesting walk exploring some areas I've seen in photos and on the map, but
not visited. A total of 5.5km which I spread over 2¼ hours with my exploration
of the various points en route.