Great Langdale Campsite

Great Langdale, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9JU
Great Langdale Campsite, Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria
Camping at Great Langdale Campsite, Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria
Langdale Pikes
Great Langdale Campsite, Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria Camping at Great Langdale Campsite, Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria Langdale Pikes

At-a-glance details

About Great Langdale Campsite

A relaxed, natural site set in the heart of the Great Langdale Valley.

With the towering Langdale Pikes looming above it, Great Langdale Campsite is a particularly dramatic spot to pitch up for a holiday in the outdoors. The site offers a wide selection of grassy pitches suitable for families and friend groups, as well as a collection of wooden camping pods, perfect for a winter break.

This well-equipped site boasts two newly upgraded toilet and shower blocks, washing-up areas, a laundry and drying room.

Ideally located for walkers keen to explore the Lake District, we also offer an orienteering course around the site. For those better suited to cycling, bring your bike and hit the trails.

Our own Sticklebarn pub has reopened with a reduced menu and outdoor seating only - it's still offering the same warm welcome to campers and their muddy boots and furry friends.





Enquire and book

Call 015394 32733

Opening times

Lake District booking office:
Monday to Friday: 10am - 4pm

Please note there is very limited space left in September.


Types of Accommodation

Reopening facilities at Great Langdale Campsite 

We’re delighted to welcome campers back to Great Langdale Campsite, with your safety as our top priority.

To ensure social distancing, we’ll continue to only accept guests who have pre-booked. This is so that we can safely manage the number of guests at our campsites.

We’d like to say things are business as usual but as we reopen, we don't have all of our usual services and activities available. Please read this page carefully as it may mean you need to bring a few extra things with you. PLEASE NOTE: We’re only able to accept bookings for groups of up to six guests from different households at this campsite during September and October (unless exceptions apply), in line with government guidance and for your safety.

Features and facilities

  • BBQ available
  • Chemical disposal available
  • Electric hook-up available
  • Hardstanding available
  • Laundry available
  • Play area available
  • Shop available
  • Showers available
  • Toilets available
  • Washing-up area available

Additional Information

Pitches at Great Langdale

Group bookings 

Learning to be confident in the outdoors can set a child up for a life of adventure. We welcome group bookings from schools and Duke of Edinburgh award groups and other organised parties. Our best pitches for groups are found at Great Langdale and Hoathwaite.

Campers pitch their tent

Camping terms and conditions 

Terms and conditions which apply to all National Trust campsite bookings.

Notes for guests

Campsite reception number: 015394 37668

Booking office number: 015394 32733

Pitches: Pitches are allocated on arrival.

One night stays: These cannot be booked in advance but are available on a first come, first served basis on site subject to availability. 

Booking more than one tent: Please note that the maximum group size bookable online is 4 adults. If you want to book a larger group please email your requirements to us and we will get back to you.

Arriving by car: From Ambleside, follow the A593 road. At Skelwith Bridge, turn right onto the B5343. The campsite is approximately 6 miles down this road, on the left-hand side, a few hundred yards after you pass the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel and Sticklebarn pub. If you reach the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel you've gone too far.

Arriving by public transport: Trains to the Lake District terminate at Windermere railway station. From Windermere take the 505 or 599 bus to Ambleside, and from Ambleside you can pick up the 516 Langdale Rambler. For timetable information, call 0871 200 22 33 or visit Traveline or Cumbria County Council.

Hiking/cycling between campsites: There are numerous walks and cycle routes between our campsites. Plan your route with OS map OL7 (English lakes, South-eastern area for Low Wray / Great Langdale) and OS map OL6 (English lakes, South-western area for Great Langdale / Wasdale). You can also use Harveys BMC 1:40,000 map, which shows all our campsites on one map.

Car Free: We offer a car free discount if you arrive at Great Langdale Campsite on foot, by bike or by bus. Ask for details at reception when you arrive.

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