This is a quick, easy, quiet and delightful descent from the moor between the Langdale Pikes and the Stake Pass, as an alternative to the usual descents to the Dungeon Ghyll Hotels or the Stake Pass itself. Wainwright extolled its virtues, but it seems they have been forgotten by all but sheep. Well constructed (a long time ago) in zig-zag course, of not too steep a gradient, regularly crossed by drainage channels, and not worn, in fact mostly grass, it is odd that no-one uses it, except us, as the zig-zags can be seen clearly at midheight from a distance.
The entrance at the top is not marked, but is found to the west of the ravine by some rocks, just as the hillside steepens downwards. The first bit is a little awkward, but can be bypassed, and at the bottom the path is indistinct, but still west of the Beck.