Great Langdale Campsite

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

At-a-glance details

  • Type of accommodation Tents Motorhomes Campervans Pods Glamping
  • No of places / pitches175
  • Seasons
    17 May 2021 - 31 December 2021
    1 January 2022 - 31 December 2022
  • Minimum stay2 night(s)
  • Dogs welcome per pitch2
  • Star/Pennant rating 4 What's this?

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 friends, 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 is just 10 minute's walk away but check their website for current opening arrangements. Muddy boots and furry friends are welcome.





Enquire and book

Opening times

The fastest way to check availability and book is online - please click on the “Check prices, availability and book” link at the bottom of this box.

If you need to speak to us, the Lake District booking office is is open for calls on 015394 32733 Monday-Friday 10am-4pm. Or you can email us at

Why book with us?

  • Unrivalled locations
  • Free entry to our places
  • Award winning customer service
  • Help us care for nature, beauty and history

Our Covid promise

  • Postpone or refund with no admin fee
  • Enhanced cleaning regime
  • Discover more about our Covid promise.


Types of Accommodation

Covid-19 update 

We're looking forward to welcoming you back. Following the latest update from government, we’ve reopened Great Langdale Campsite and we can accept bookings unless you're from a very high risk area. The safety of our campers and staff continue to be our priority so things still may not be quite business as usual. You can find out more here.

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: To manage social distancing guidelines on site, currently we can only accept campers who have booked in advance for a minimum of 2 nights. 

Booking more than one tent: The maximum number of adults allowed in any party is four. This maximum applies whether you book together or separately. If you want to book on behalf of Duke of Edinburgh or similar groups, please email us your requirements and we will do our best to help.

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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