Sticklebarn and the Langdales

Important notice -

Sticklebarn will be closed on Monday 17 & Tuesday 18 May. Sticklebarn terrace is now open, we will open our indoor space on Wednesday 19 May. Our car parks are open. We have limited spaces, so if the car park is full please come back another time.

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

Sticklebarn and the Langdales

Things to see and do

High Close Garden in Cumbria

High Close Estate and Arboretum 

Venture a little off the beaten track to explore High Close Estate. This little known sanctuary perched between Langdale and Grasmere has over 1000 years of fascinating history and is home to some very impressive trees.

Sticklebarn and the Langdales


Visitors eating outside at the Sticklebarn Pub in Great Langdale, Lake District

Feeling peckish? 

Sticklebarn terrace is open, our indoor space will reopen on Wednesday 19 May. We’ve introduced new safety measures including screens at our till point, and waymarked routes. We’ll also only be accepting card payment. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

Sticklebarn and the Langdales


Sticklebarn and the Langdales

Our work

Rangers hammering a post into the ground

The role of our rangers 

Learn about the work of our rangers, which includes pathway maintenance, woodland management and nature conservation.

Sticklebarn and the Langdales


Historic image of Langdale valley

Langdale through a lens - one family's love of the valley captured on film. 

Like many of us today, celebrated historian George Macauley Trevelyan fell completely in love with the Langdale valley during his family holidays here. So much so, that he was inspired to become its chief protector. This year we’re sharing some unique photos of their experience in the valley – 100 years on.