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Notice: Sticklebarn is now closed, we will re-open on January 31.

An adventure playground of rugged slopes, craggy summits and a cracking pint

Nestled in Langdale's valley bottom you'll find Sticklebarn, with crackling fires, real ales and great food, there's no better place to unwind after a day of adventure.

We own more than 60 pubs, but Sticklebarn is unique. We're running it ourselves to give you the tastiest local food and ales and we make sure that every penny we make goes back into looking after this magnificent valley.

Home to the towering Langdale Pikes, world class rock climbing and stunning mountain tarns, Great Langdale is the Lake District's natural playground, with walks and activities to suit all abilities.

The going can be tough if you head for the high fells, yet the valley also offers the opportunity to enjoy low-level walks around picture perfect lakes, riverside strolls and woodland routes.  


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Great Langdale is a real adventure destination.

With walking, biking, climbing, swimming and even dancing on offer, the hardest part of your visit will be trying to fit it all in.


Our steak and ale pie © Photography by Ward

There’s no surer way to work up an appetite than by romping around the countryside all day.

So at Sticklebarn we've packed our menu full of really tasty, stick to your ribs food.


Family enjoying Great Langdale campsite © NTPL/Paul Harris

It’s really easy to lose a few days in Langdale.

The most relaxing way to make the most of your time is by staying at Langdale Campsite, right at the feet of the Langdale Pikes.

Beat the January blues

Blow away the cobwebs with a ride along the new Langdale Trail.

Blow away the cobwebs with a ride along the new Langdale Trail.

Crisp walks and bracing bike rides are the best way to beat the January blues in Langdale. Try the new Langdale Cycle Trail.


Our specials menu at Sticklebarn changes regularly.

Check our Facebook page to see if we have anything delicious to tempt you today.

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Follow our rangers

Our rangers are always busy keeping the countryside special. Visit their blogs to find out what they're up to:

News from the Footpath Ranger team

Tales from the Valley Rangers

Coniston & Hawkshead countryside Rangers