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Great Langdale Campsite

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One of the Lake District's most imposing locations, you'll find this unspoiled National Trust site puts much of the area's finest scenery and walking right outside your tent. Great Langdale valley offers some of the most striking scenery in all of lakeland. The campsite looks along the valley and upwards to the impressive Langdale Pikes, which are surely nature at its most dramatic. Fell walkers and climbers can take their pick from Scafell Pike, White Ghyll and Raven Crag, while walkers of a gentler disposition will enjoy the rolling paths of Lingmoor and Little Langdale. Either way, it is impossible not to feel uplifted by the magnificence of the scenery at Great Langdale.

This site is a member of National Trust group.

Depart: (2 nights)


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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year


Lake and/or mountain


Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby


Large (51-200 pitches)


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  • Great Langdale, Ambleside, Cumbria, England, LA22 9JU
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.4472°N 3.0934°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Grasmere Coach Stop — 3.1 miles
Ambleside: Bus Shelter, King Street — 5.4 miles
Thirlmere Coach Stop — 7.9 miles
Train stations
Windermere Rail Station — 9.0 miles
Staveley Rail Station — 12.1 miles
Foxfield Rail Station — 13.9 miles
Ferry ports
Monk Coniston Ferry Landing — 5.4 miles
Ambleside Waterhead Ferry Landing — 5.6 miles
Waterhead Hotel (Coniston) Ferry Landing — 5.7 miles
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 67.0 miles


By car:

From Ambleside, follow the A593 road. At Skelwith Bridge, turn right onto the B5343. The campsite is approximately six miles down this road on the left just before you reach the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel.

By bus:

Catch the Langdale Rambler from Ambleside (daily service 516, reduced in winter). Telephone Traveline for up to date timetable information on 0870 608 2608 or visit

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Three great Lakeland inns within easy walking distance. Ambleside, with its cinema, museum, host of outdoor equipment shops and great restaurants is just a short drive away, as are Hawkshead and Grasmere.

Must see

  • Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum (3.1 miles)
  • Rydal Mount and Gardens (4.4 miles)
  • Beatrix Potter Gallery (6.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Grasmere and Great Langdale (2.9 miles)
  • Coniston and Tarn Hows (5.2 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.


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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the terms and conditions.

Additional terms

To protect the quiet nature of the sites:

Parties are restricted to no more than four adults.

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Families are very welcome but we request that no more than two families camp together.

The National Trust reserves the right to refuse admission.

Group bookings not accepted via

For your safety:

To reduce danger from fire and to avoid over crowding, you must leave a 6 metre gap (20 feet) between each tent, even if the tent next to you is yours! You can measure this by approximately 7 good strides. You will be asked to move your tent(s) if they are too close together. Please ask the Warden for approval before pitching gazebos or additional tentage.

All pre-bookings are subject to a minimum two-night stay.

We regret that we cannot accommodate caravans and motorhomes. Only tent and trailer tent pitches available through Trailer tents may need to be manhandled on to the pitch as vehicles are not permitted on the grassed areas.

Booking on - Please be aware that we can only book visitors onto a pitch who are present at the site. For example you will not be able to book in for a friend who is following on later. We believe this to be a fair system for all our customers and apologise for any inconvenience.

To ensure a pleasant and safe camping holiday for all, we expect campers to respect the property and other campers.

A quiet site policy - to avoid excessive noise at all times, being quiet between the hours of 10pm and 7am. (Those who do not comply may be asked to leave the site.)

Pitching your tent - to pitch tents at least 6m away from your nearest neighbour as explained above.

Dogs - To be kept dogs on a lead, exercised away from camping areas, and any mess cleared up immediately.

Fires and barbeques

Open fires - are not permissible but you are welcome to bring charcoal or gas barbeques provided they are raised off the grass and are suitably sited and attended so that they are not a hazard to other campers.

Mobile phone reception - Please note that mobile phone reception at all our Lake District campsites is very limited. Public telephones are located at reception.

Severe weather warnings from the Met Office - If a warning is issued by the Met Office, you may be asked to move your tent or to leave the site for reasons of safety.

We hope that you understand the need for these simple rules and that they are for the benefit of all who stay at the campsites.