Things to see and do around Great Langdale

Walker on Stickle Ghyll
Woman walking up Stickle Ghyll National Trust / Paul Harris

Great Langdale Campsite provides the perfect base for all kinds of outdoor activities. It's also within easy reach of several National Trust properties and other visitor attractions in the central Lake District.

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 suitable routes.

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.