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Great Langdale Campsite rules

A view of tents at Great Langdale Campsite
Great Langdale Campsite, Cumbria | © National Trust Images / Paul Harris

We'd like to ensure that everyone who stays at our campsites has an enjoyable time, so we politely ask that you observe a few simple campsite rules.

Arrival times

Our reception and shop is open every day although times vary during the low season. In the absence of a member of staff, new pre-booked arrivals will receive a welcome envelope containing site information.

All campers

A welcome envelope will be available for you to pick up outside of shop / reception - arrival time is anytime after 12 noon, and 3pm for pods.

Departure times

Please leave by 11am on your day of departure. If you wish to stay an extra night, please inform reception before 10am (reception is open from 8am every day).

Minimum stay

There is a minimum two night stay at weekends and for all advanced bookings. A three night minimum stay applies at Bank Holidays.


To protect the natural beauty of the site, parking is available in designated areas away from tent pitches, but near enough so it’s not too difficult to carry your camping gear from your car.


Dogs are welcome on site (maximum of two per party), but please notify us at the time of booking.

Dogs are not allowed inside pods except for assistance dogs.

Quiet please

We ask that our visitors are considerate to their neighbours at all times, but ‘quiet please’ between 10pm and 7am.


Please leave at least six metres between tents and campervans (including any awnings)

Maximum occupancy

The maximum number of adults allowed in any party is four. This applies whether you book together or separately. The only exception is for official groups such as Duke of Edinburgh or Scouts.

Occupation of pods is limited to two adults plus one child for a standard pod and two adults plus two children for a plus pod.

Clubs, societies and other officially recognised groups

We may be able to accommodate these at certain times of year. The organiser should get in touch and provide some proof of group status when booking.

We ask the group leader to complete a group booking form - it is really helpful to have the detail of how many campers in the party and the number of tents and vehicles so that we can identify the best spot for your needs.

All group bookings must be made by calling the Bookings Team and cannot be made online. We're available Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm, on 01539 432733 or email your requirements. Please note that your group's booker must be at least 18 years of age.


For obvious reasons, open fires are not allowed, but barbecues and contained fire pits are permitted, provided they are raised off the ground. Ask the campsite team for stones if necessary.


Cooking inside tents or pods is NOT permitted and can be lethal due to carbon monoxide poisoning.

Bring a torch - it's very dark here due to the rural location with no lighting, so a torch is essential outside the summer months.


Smoking is not allowed in or around the pods.

Special requests

Special requests, including requests for adjacent camping pitches, must be indicated to us at the time of booking. We will always do our best to honour them but they cannot be guaranteed.

Complaints and feedback

Every reasonable care will be taken to ensure that the camping pitch, pod or bothy and also site amenities are presented to a high standard. Should you find any cause for complaint, please immediately contact one of the campsite staff, so that reasonable steps can then be taken to rectify the problem. National Trust will not normally make any refunds in respect of complaints made after the Visitor’s departure from the campsite if the Visitor did not make the problem or complaint known to staff during the Visitor’s stay. If you supplied an email address at the time of booking, a survey will be emailed to you for your comments after your stay. Alternatively, a comment form may be completed and left at the campsite reception. All complaints made after the Visitor’s departure should be made in writing by post or email to:

Guest Relations Manager

National Trust Holidays, Heelis, Kemble Drive, Swindon, SN2 2NA


National Trust Members

There are no reductions for members at our sites due to charity commission rules. However, please be assured that the money raised through the campsite will be put to good use supporting our conservation work locally.

Great Langdale Campsite located beneath Crinkle Crags and Bowfell, Lake District

Great Langdale Campsite information 

A relaxed, natural site in the Langdales, a paradise for all kinds of adventures, from meandering trails to major peaks.