Bah humbug... an alternative Christmas in Langdale

Langdale Campsite, Lake District, Cumbria

Christmas shopping, dry turkey, flashing antlers and the dreaded office party, are we making you shudder? Well never fear, we’re not bothering with all the modern trappings of Christmas here in Langdale. We’re taking a more relaxed approach with long walks, warm 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.

Wood-fired pizza

Wood-fired Christmas pizzas are new this year, served up from our pizza oven out on the terrace. It’s an ad-hoc thing, organised according to the weather forecast. No need to book, just keep an eye on our facebook page to see if the oven’s lit, then turn up hungry and look for the chef in the santa hat.

Winter camping

Winter camping in Langdale is a complete escape from the commercial trappings of Christmas. It’s just you, your nearest and dearest and the great outdoors with no interruptions. Our camping pods are a great option at this time of year if you fancy a little extra comfort. Book now.

Family films

In the event of mizzly winter weather (which does occur every now and then in the Lakes), make the most of it and settle in for popcorn and festive films in front of our big cinema screen at Sticklebarn. Find out what’s showing.

Winter walks

If lonesome, wind-swept walks are your thing then winter is the best time to visit Langdale, when the crowds of summer are long gone.  You could tackle the Langdale Pikes or just go for an amble around Blea Tarn which offers amazing views of the Pikes. 

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.