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Great Langdale’s stunning volcanic scenery is one of a handful of locations featured in a special walking guide published to mark a new TV series starting next week.
Side Pike in Langdale is one of the volcanic landscapes to appear in the guide accompanying the current edition of the Radio Times. It comes ahead of a new BBC 2 series Volcanic Live, which starts next Monday 9 July, and takes readers on a tour of key walking sites of geological interest across the British Isles.
Side Pike was created by volcanic eruptions 450 million years ago and this natural phenomenon is a key draw for visitors to the Lakes. The Langdale Hotel and Spa is set in a 35 acre estate in the Langdale Valley, and is ideally positioned to benefit from the spectacular scenery created by the power of this violent volcanic activity.
Dan Visser, Director at the Langdale Hotel and Spa, says, “It’s no surprise that the Langdale Valley has been selected for inclusion in this supplement and the guide once again underlines the beauty and unforgettable experiences that the area offers to our visitors.
“Langdale’s stunning volcanic scenery is undoubtedly a major selling point for so many of our guests at the hotel. As well as the outdoor enthusiasts who spend time experiencing the Langdale pikes, the valley has a fantastic array of tarns, waterfalls, woodlands and meadows for more leisurely breaks. We’ve even recently created the LangdALE Trail App so walkers can explore the Langdale Valley, while sampling local ales en route at local pubs.”
Ben Preston, Editor of the Radio Times, adds, “Beautiful mountain landscapes like Langdale have been shaped by the incredible molten force of volcanoes. Our walking guide to our volcanic past in this issue is packed with holiday inspiration which we hope will encourage people to explore the dramatic results of Britain’s eruptive history.”