An alternative Christmas in Langdale

Looking for sanctuary far from Christmas crowds and the modern trappings of Christmas? Then come to Sticklebarn for an alternative Christmas in the countryside. We’re taking a more relaxed approach with long walks, open log fires, real ale and hearty food shared with friends and family. There will be some little festive touches though – the merits of mulled cider should never be underestimated and a slab of Christmas cake really is the best fuel to see you through to the top of that hill.

Winter Walks

Who doesn’t love a crisp winter walk with a pub to cosy up in afterwards? Wrap up warm, prepare yourself and tackle the Langdale Pikes or take a stroll around Blea Tarn. Langdale has so many opportunities to enjoy a long frosty day on the fells before retreating to Sticklebarn where you can settle down beside the fire and enjoy a warm welcome, local ales and delicious wholesome food. 

View of Mickleden and Great Langdale from Side Pike at Sticklebarn
View of Mickleden and Great Langdale from Side Pike at Sticklebarn
View of Mickleden and Great Langdale from Side Pike at Sticklebarn

Winter Camping

There’s nothing quite like camping among the nature and stunning landscape of the Lake District, and in Langdale, camping in the winter months can be cool rather than just chilly. Our camping pods are a great option at this time of year for a little extra comfort and warmth. 

Our camping options.

Quiz Night

Head to Sticklebarn on a Sunday with your thinking caps on for our weekly quiz night. Its £1 per person and the winning team takes home the kitty. 

Fill your flask

If you’re heading out into the hills you can fill your flask at Sticklebarn before you set off. We’ve got tea, coffee and hot chocolate to set you off on your way. 


Round your day of with a bit of après at Sticklebarn. Try a glass of mulled cider, grab a blanket from the basket for extra warmth and settle in for an end-of-day de-brief around the fire pit.  

New Year’s Eve

Join us for a right good New Year knees up, with live music from Paper Cranes and Scrogans Run, a hotpot supper and a glass of prosecco as the clock strikes midnight.