Sticklebarn and the Langdales

Important notice -

Sticklebarn is currently closed and will reopen on the 22 January.

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

Sticklebarn and the Langdales

Things to see and do

High Close Estate in Langdale 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.

Christmas baubles on the tree at Sizergh in Cumbria.

Planning your visit to the Lake District  

Get the best out of your visit to the Lake District by planning ahead. We've pulled together the tools, tips and guidance to help you make the most out of your trip and help us look after the Lake District. Find a car park, understand where you can and cannot stay overnight and get tips for ways to stay safe in the Lakes.

Lake view

Swimming in the Lake District  

Swimming in lakes, rivers and tarns is a popular activity in the Lake District, but it is important to be aware of the risks involved before entering the water. Lakes and tarns can be deep and the water will still be cold, even on warm days. Before you set off, read the Lake District National Park's guide to swimming to make sure you have the right skills and equipment to stay safe in the water.

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

Feeling peckish? 

Food is served everyday between 12-3, 4-8 or 4-8.30 on Friday and Saturday. Tables are available on a first come first served basis. We will continue to maintain high standards of cleanliness and till and collection points will be screened. Hand sanitiser will be available should visitors wish to use it. Thank you for making this a safe experience for everyone

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What's on

Upcoming events

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Sticklebarn

Sat 22 Jan 2022
This January treat your little ones to a world of adventures in the Langdales by joining the Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Sticklebarn. Join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends and give nature a helping hand. The...

Family Adventure Film Afternoons at Sticklebarn

Sat 22 Jan 2022
Come and join Kendal Mountain Festival at Sticklebarn for an afternoon of films and a hot chocolate to warm up after an adventure in the Langdales! The National Trust are please to host Kendal Mountain Tour and are working together to create an...

Adventure Film and Dinner Evenings at Sticklebarn

Sat 22 Jan 2022
Join Kendal Mountain Tours on a wintery evening and enjoy a fantastic dinner and a selection of amazing films from Kendal Mountain Festival, hosted at Sticklebarn. The National Trust and Kendal Mountain Tour have joined forces to create a bespoke...
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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.

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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.