Facilities & access


  • Great Langdale campsite is open all year. For more information telephone 015394 37668 or visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/holidays/ camping/camping-in-the-lake-district/ great-langdale
  • Parking at Stickle Ghyll (OS: NY294065) is pay & display (NT members free). Suitable for coaches
  • Parking at Elterwater (OS: NY328047) is pay & display (NT members free)
  • Parking at Old Dungeon Ghyll (OS: NY286061) is pay & display (NT members free)
  • There are toilets at Elterwater next to the car park, at Stickle Ghyll in the car park and in Chapel Stile next to the village hall
  • There are picnic benches in Stickle Ghyll car park and other great places to picnic throughout the valley
  • Dogs are welcome, but due to livestock grazing please keep them on leads
  • There are several bridleways providing a link from the head of the valley to Elterwater and also to Skelwith Bridge
  • There are orienteering events on the fells organised by the North West Orienteering Association
  • Great Langdale beck is popular with canoeists and kayakers
  • Silverthwaite Cottage sleeps 7 + cot

Family & children

  • There are several easy footpaths at Elterwater and Skelwith meadows, which are ideal for families who are fans of the outdoors
  • Sticklebarn offers a great selection of children's meals
  • Toys and boardgames at Sticklebarn for the kids to play with


  • There is one accessible parking space on the tarmac approach road outside Elterwater car park
  • There are four accessible parking spaces at Stickle Ghyll car park
  • Old Dungeon Ghyll car park has two accessible parking spaces
  • The toilets at Chapel Stile have a ramped entrance but they are not designated accessible toilets. There are toilet facilities which are more accessible at Langdale Campsite
  • There is a wide, level footpath between Elterwater and Skelwith Bridge
  • There are a series of low-level paths that form a circular route, over rough terrain, from Elterwater to the head of the valley
  • Most footpaths in the area have rough surfaces and are uneven in places