From where we were staying in Chapel Stile, a number of lovely valley walks are on offer from the door. The Langdale Pikes form an instantly recognisable backdrop to pictures.
On a glorious Lakeland day we set out across the valley, up through the working quarries and the woodland and over into Little Langdale.
We crossed Slaters' Bridge which was infested with a whole crowd of photographers on holiday - not that you would know it from this picture.
Then we entered Cathedral Cave, one of the Little Langdale quarries bought by Beatrix Potter. One giant spar of rock supports the roof which encloses a huge space.
Over this bridge
And we arrived at Stickle Barn, a watering hole up the valley from which you can catch a bus back to Chapel Stile...if you are lucky, which we weren't on this occasion, so it was a couple of miles along the road back to base.