Sticklebarn and the Langdales

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

Sticklebarn and the Langdales

Things to see and do 

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.

Sticklebarn and the Langdales

What's on 

Arc'teryx banner

Arc'teryx Big Mountain Weekend 

Two days full of informative, interactive fun, the Big Mountain Weekend returns to Langdale on 5 and 6 May to launch the Arc’teryx Lakeland Revival.

Upcoming events

Children's games and activities

Fri 20 Apr 2018
There's plenty to keep the kids entertained, from table tennis on the terrace when the sun's out to board games and indoor crafts on those soggy days.

Quiz Night

Sun 22 Apr 2018
Get your thinking caps on at our weekly quiz night, it's £1 per person to enter and the winning team takes home the kitty.

Tuesday adventure Films

Tue 24 Apr 2018
Head to Sticklebarn for high-adrenaline movies on the big screen upstairs.

Raven's Pit with multi award winning film maker Terry Abraham

Fri 04 May 2018
Join us for Raven's Pit, a night of film, ale and tall tales of climbing heritage in the Hayloft at the Sticklebarn, Langdale.

Arc'teryx Big Mountain Weekend

Sat 05 May 2018
Join us for a weekend full of informative fun with Arc'teryx as they educate, share and improve skills necessary for enjoying the mountains and crags safely. Wind down the evenings with live music from Scrogans Run and adventure films at Sticklebarn.

History walk with a Ranger

Sat 05 May 2018
As part of the Arc'teryx big weekend, we're offering guided walks with a Ranger around the Langdale Valley. Be transported back 10,000 years to learn about the first Neolithic settlers before leaping back to the future for a drink at Sticklebarn.
Sticklebarn and the Langdales


A family playing a boardgame at Sticklebarn in Langdale

Our spring 2018 menu 

Feeling peckish? We’ve picked a few of our favourite National Trust meals for you to enjoy during a visit to Langdale. Tuck in to homemade snacks and dishes made using local ingredients.

Two people looking at a map at Sticklebarn in Langdale Cumbria

Relax at Sticklebarn 

Spend some time together this autumn at Sticklebarn, our pub in Langdale. This isn’t a traditional pub experience, it’s a National Trust pub and we do things a little differently; with fire pits, blankets, board games and hearty food.

Sticklebarn and the Langdales

Places to stay

Family time at Great Langdale Campsite

Great Langdale Campsite 

With the towering Langdale Pikes looming above it, Great Langdale Campsite is a particularly dramatic spot to pitch up for a holiday in the Lake District. The site offers a wide selection of grassy pitches, as well as a collection of wooden camping pods.

Sticklebarn and the Langdales


Sticklebarn and the Langdales

Get involved

Volunteers in Langdale

Volunteer in Langdale 

Working in amazing places, meeting new people and knowing that you’re helping a great cause are all good reasons to volunteer with us. We have plenty volunteering opportunities in Langdale, whatever your interests and time availability.

Sticklebarn and the Langdales

Our work

The Lake District becomes a World Heritage Site

An introduction to the Lake District World Heritage Site 

The Lake District was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in early July 2017. It is now part of a special family of iconic places across the planet, like the Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu, Easter Island, the Barrier Reef, the Grand Canyon and many other world famous locations.

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.