Things to see and do at Great Langdale

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Great Langdale campsite provides the perfect base for all kinds of outdoor activities.

Walking and climbing

Fell walking routes include Bowfell, Crinkle Crags, the Langdale Pikes and England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike.

Raven Crag, Gimmer Crag and White Ghyll are just a few of the numerous rock climbing spots which line the valley floor, providing some of the most spectacular rock routes in the UK.

Gentler walks may lead you over Lingmoor into Little Langdale or eastwards along the valley floor into the wooded areas around the picturesque valley of Elterwater.

Maps and guidebooks are on sale at reception and our staff are very happy to advise on good routes.

For loads of other outdoor things to do, visit:

On-site fixed orienteering course

Come and try out our orienteering course which will take you all over the campsite and slightly beyond. Maps are for sale at reception for £1.50.

Bouldering wall

The new biomass boiler has provided us with a convenient space for a small bouldering wall. Practice your climbing technique from the campsite – free of charge.

Bike hire

Hire mountain bikes and take off for a ride around the Langdales and beyond. Bikes can be hired for half a day, a full day or multiple days. Prices start from £12 for a half day. Our staff will be happy to recommend suitable routes for you to explore.

Guided outdoor activities

A choice of adventure activities including climbing and ghyll scrambling. Mountain navigation courses are also offered during school holidays. Find out more about adventure activities in the Lakes.

Events at Sticklebarn and Great Langdale

Find out what events are on during your stay.

Nearby attractions

Great Langdale boast three traditional Lakeland inns all within easy walking distance of the campsite, all serving food and with occasional live music. The Sticklebarn pub, approximately 10 minutes walk away, is now owned by the National Trust and is a great place to enjoy a hearty meal after a day on the fells.

The bustling town of Ambleside is a 20 minute drive away with its cinema and wide choice of restaurants and outdoor shops. You can also visit the Armitt Museum, the NT Bridge House and NT Galava Roman Fort.

At Hawkshead, a 30-minute drive away, you can visit the Beatrix Potter Gallery and nearby Hill Top in the village of Sawrey.

For a cruising experience not to be missed, sail on the Steam Yacht Gondola on Coniston Water.