What to do at Sticklebarn and The Langdales

Woman walking in Langdale

Got some boots that were made for walking? Well, there's no better place to use them than here.

Take a walk

Crowned by the majestic Langdale Pikes, the Great Langdale valley is rugged, to say the least. And yet, with well maintained upland and low-level paths, all you need to get out there and enjoy it is a pair of sturdy shoes and plenty of enthusiasm.

Catch a movie

We have a great big movie screen upstairs at Sticklebarn and have regular screenings of adventure films and family favourites, as well as ad-hoc wet weather movies for those mizzly days when outdoor adventure isn't top of the agenda. Check out our listings to see What's On.

Quiz Night

Get your thinking caps on at our weekly quiz night, it's £1 per person to enter and the winning team takes home the kitty. Every Sunday from 8 May at 8pm.

Try something new

Book yourself in for an adventure with Great Langdale campsite. Get wet and have some serious fun on a gorge scrambling adventure, or have a go at rock climbing and discover why the climbing experts love it here. Here's a taster of what to expect on a gorge scrambling adventure up Stickle Ghyll:


Our bird feeding station at Stickle Ghyll is hopping with activity. Why not drop by and see how many birds you can spot? There’s also plenty of wild birds to spot when you’re out and about.

Take it easy at Sticklebarn

Believe it or not, Langdale isn’t all about the outdoors. At Sticklebarn our menu is full of dishes packed with fresh ingredients. Add to that a pint of real ale and a sunny terrace and you might just be content to spend the day gazing at the pikes rather than climbing them.

Have a bash at bouldering

Bouldering is basically rock climbing but better. You need less equipment, it’s less dangerous and above all it’s great fun. The Langdale Boulders, volcanic rocks shaped by glaciers long ago, are a popular spot for bouldering in the Lake District.

Sleep under the stars

Spend the night under canvas at Great Langdale campsite and wake up to the view of the Langdale Pikes before heading out to explore. This is camping at its best, in a stunning setting and it’s also just a short walk from Sticklebarn so you’ll never be too far from a warm fire and cold drink.