Lingmoor Fell: Andy’s Favourite Walk From The Hostel


Standing at 469m Lingmoor Fell packs a lot into its socially distanced position between Great and Little Langdale.

The fell is steep and craggy and covered in heather getting its name from the Old Norse word Lyng meaning heather.

A serpent like wall  handily leads to the summit giving a view of Lingmoor Tarn and much more…

It seems every hostel I work at my bolt hole seems to be a fell beginning with L, the previous ones being Loughrigg and Latterbarrow.

I can walk to the top in around an hour but I often run, take a book and flask or a beer or coffee for sunset or sunrise, you decide.

Its not just the exercise that makes me feel good but the views , weather and space seem to reboot my system especially in these uncertain and worrying times.

A dosage of twice a week before or after mealtimes works for me so come visit the Lakes and find your own L.


There’s lots of detailed Lingmoor walking routes available online, but here are a few to whet your appetite:

Whilst Lingmoor is excellent to visit any time of year, it’s especially colourful in August and September when the heather is in flower. If you’d like to explore Lingmoor and other walks from the hostel, book here.