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Why visit Great Langdale?

Lake District outings

If you’re looking for a central location in the Lake District, Great Langdale could well be the place – this scenic spot sits in the very middle of the national park, making it a very handy base for visiting attractions in all directions. Whatever you’ve got planned for your Lakes trip – from active days scrambling up mountains to gentler ones strolling around villages and trying out traditional pubs – it’s going to be easily accessible from here.

Walking hotspot

It’s not all about heading off elsewhere when you stay here – the Great Langdale Valley itself is a lovely place to explore in its own right. The valley stretches out over more than 12,000 acres, with much of it in the protection of the National Trust to ensure it’s safe from over-development. Local walking trails will lead you to some of the finest spots, such as Crinkle Crags, Side Pike and Blea Tarn, with some classic Lakeland scenery to snap pictures of as you hike.

Mountain expeditions

If you’re planning to scale some of the Lake District’s peaks, Great Langdale is as good a place to base yourself as any – it’s within easy reach of famous spots like Scafell Pike and Helvellyn, as well as quieter ones including Red Screes and Fairfield Peak.

Essential Great Langdale days out

  • Take a trip to Ambleside for a scenic cruise on Windermere

  • Get down to Grizedale Forest for forest walks, mountain biking trails and the chance to swoop through the trees at Go Ape

  • Visit nearby Grasmere to see Wordsworth’s grave, swim in Rydal Water and try the famous Grasmere Gingerbread

  • Explore the area’s literary connections by visiting the World of Beatrix Potter attraction, and then seeing her former home at Hill Top 

  • Take a lakeside walk at Tarn Hows – one of the area’s prettiest spots for a stroll and a picnic

Less-explored Great Langdale

Crowd-free lakes

Looking to steer clear of the most popular Lake District locations and find yourself a quieter spot? Some of Great Langdale’s nearby lakes should fit the bill: head to Elterwater to spot wildfowl, or try Easdale Tarn and Stickle Tarn for routes that take in waterfalls and rockpools as well as the glorious lake views themselves.

Gorgeous gardens

The natural landscapes are spectacular around here, of course – and there are some equally wonderful gardens to visit too. Rydal Hall, a few miles from Great Langdale, is one of the best, with a sculpture trail and some fine views over Rydal waterfalls. Copt How Gardens (described as ‘a two-acre plantsman's mountain paradise’) is another excellent spot, but it’s only open at certain times; if you’re not lucky with your dates, take a walk around the 17-acre Holehird Gardens instead. 

Here’s how

Pitchup is designed to make it easy to find a Great Langdale campsite that suits your specific needs. It all starts with a choice of the kind of place you want to stay: perhaps you need a tent campsite, or somewhere to park your caravan – or maybe you’d like to treat yourself to a Lake District glamping stay?

On top of that, our filters will help you narrow down the choices to the places that have the features you need – perhaps a play area to keep the kids busy, or somewhere you’ll be allowed to keep warm by a campfire?

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Want to see a bit more of this lovely part of the world? Expand your search out to the whole of Cumbria, or look for inspiration elsewhere by browsing all of our North West England campsites. Can’t settle on a destination? Read our North West England camping guide for tips on the best places to go, where to stay and what you’ll need when you get there.