Chapel Stile

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Chapel Stile
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Church in Chapel Stile
Grid reference: NY320055
Location: 54°26’25"N, 3°2’54"W
Post town: Ambleside
Postcode: LA22
Dialling code: 01539
Local Government
Council: Westmorland & Furness
Westmorland and Lonsdale

Chapel Stile is a village in Westmorland, in Great Langdale, just above Elterwater village. It is about five miles north-west of Ambleside. The village has a school, a church, a general store and a local pub, the Wainwrights' Inn (formerly The Langdale Hotel). There is a quarry south of the village too.

An unusual local tradition is practised at weddings in the parish church – the couple are traditionally 'tied in' during the service. The local children tie up the church gates and the newlyweds are only released when coins (of small denomination) are thrown to said children.

Chapel Stile also gives access to the Langdale Pikes, Pike o' Stickle and Harrison Stickle. Other notable fells nearby include Pavey Ark, Bowfell and Pike o' Blisco.

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