Nature in Langdale with the family this Easter

We can’t say if it will be raining, sunny or even snowing this Easter! Whatever the weather, with some great family walks, signs of spring coming to life and a cosy pub with a log fire and delicious food, Langdale is surely the place to be over the holidays.

The walks

Are there some little legs in the family just hoping to climb that first hill, or some more experienced walkers looking for a rewarding adventure? Langdale has both and lots in between too. Head into the valley for uninterrupted Lakeland views of whitewashed farmhouses, fields and mountains. 

The wildlife

The early bird catches the worm springs to mind at this time of year as our feathered migrants defend their territories and sing to attract a mate. Listen out for the dawn chorus across the valley as Wheatears and Ring Ouzels are first seen on the feel from mid March onwards.

As farmers near lambing time, pregnant sheep are brought down from the fells onto lush grass. This is a great chance for a photo of the wise looking native Herdwick sheep. If you have a dog, please remember to stay safe by keeping it on a lead. 

The pub

A National Trust run pub, Sticklebarn sits at the heart of miles of walking routes. With fire pits, blankets, board games and delicious planet friendly food and drink, this is the perfect place to relax after a day outdoors. We love Cumbria’s food heritage and we have some amazing local produce – our meat comes from our local award winning butcher, Higginsons of Grange, and we source all we can from our surroundings. We’re passionate about providing a great choice of tasty food for everyone and we include vegan and vegetarian dishes on our menu, as well as catering for food intolerances. You can view our menu here.

People enjoying food on the terrace at Sticklebarn