Things to do this Summer in Langdale

A family in the wildflower meadow near Sticklebarn in Langdale

Summertime in Langdale is all about long days playing out in the great outdoors exploring fells, tarns, meadows, crags, becks and woods. Those long days are best rounded off with relaxed evenings by the tent or in the pub, telling tales of the day’s adventures by candlelight.

Make the most of the weekend

Every Saturday at 4pm during the summer holidays we have family activities at Sticklebarn. Head to the Hay Loft upstairs to watch a family favourite on the big screen, get crafting or if the weather's good have a go at some outdoor games.

Take a walk on the wild side

Join a National Trust ranger on a guided walk of the Langdale Valley, focussing on wildflower meadows and the wildlife within. Learn about the rich history of the valley and about the landscape you see around you, and find out about the conservation work undertaken by the ranger teams in the wider area. Every Wed in July, 2-4pm. £5, includes free tea and cake at Sticklebarn.

Get crafty

Join us upstairs in the Hay Loft on Tuesdays during the summer holidays to create your own piece of Langdale to take home. Crafts include Herdwick Needle Fetting, Flag painting, wild art and stick weaving. £2, find out what’s on.

Sleep under canvas

Summer is camping season. The stars at night are bright and the days are long, leaving you plenty of time for playing out, making loads of friends and exploring our play area. It’s just you, your nearest and dearest and the great outdoors with no interruptions.

Apres on the terrace

Head to the Sticklebarn terrace to unwind after a busy day on the fells – every Friday evening during the summer there will be live music, nacho specials and outdoor fires. Kickback, relax and share your experiences with your fellow adventurers.

Wet weather movies

In the event of mizzly weather (which does occur every now and then in the Lakes), you can make the most of it and settle in at Sticklebarn for popcorn, boardgames and family films. It’s an ad-hoc thing, organised according to the weather, just check our facebook page to see what’s showing and when.

Don’t forget the pooch

Well-behaved dogs are more than welcome at Sticklebarn, even muddy ones. Dog towels, water bowls and doggy treats are provided and we even have a special doggy menu, so everyone in your party can relax after a hard day on the fells.