Great Langdale Bunkhouse, Great Langdale, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9JU

Call Ben or Sabrina on 01539 437725


Great Langdale Bunkhouse offers simple, clean and welcoming accommodation for individuals, small groups, families and larger groups of up to 20 people. Situated amidst some of the finest mountain scenery in England with immediate access to world class mountain biking, road cycling, walking, fell running and climbing. The accommodation is set up to allow you to explore the amazing mountains and is ideal for those who love the outdoors. The bunkhouse has 20 single beds divided into 3 twin rooms, one room of 6 and one room of 8 (all bunk beds). The rooms are simple but comfortable and each room has a double plug socket. The bunkhouse has biomass central heating throughout so its toasty warm with an endless supply of hot water with powerful showers. There are separate male and female shower and toilet facilities shared between all rooms. Well behaved dogs welcome with notice. The Lake District is a walker's paradise and we know that the dog owner's among you will love to be accompanied by your four-legged friend. We allow guests to bring their dogs with them provided they are never left alone in the room and are not allowed to wander freely around the bunkhouse or surrounding areas. When out walking, dogs should be kept on a lead at all times as the sheep are allowed to freely roam the Langdale Valley. We also ask that you only bring dogs that will not disturb other guests. The Great Langdale Bunkhouse has been privately owned by Sabrina and Ben since 2013 and was extensively renovated in January 2018. This accommodation is featured on our map of the Lake District and here is its own website.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    20: 3x2, 1x6, 1x8 all bunkbeds.
  • Open:

    All year. All day.
  • Price per night:

    From £15 per person.
  • Booking:

    Booking is advised for all of summer, all weekends and for larger groups. 50% deposit required.
  • Directions:

    Take the Great Langdale road from Skelwith Bridge for 4.2 miles until you reach the Sticklebarn & New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel. Turn right into the lane. At the top turn left behind the Sticklebarn. The bunkhouse is just past New Stickle Cottage on the right. Grid Reference: NY 29439 06484 Latitude, Longitude: 54.448831, -3.0896889
  • Public Transport:

    There is a train to Windermere from Oxenholme. You will need to use either a taxi or catch a bus from there. Bus: The 516 goes from Ambleside approximately every 2 hours and will stop at the end of the drive if you ask for Sticklebarn. If you arrive by train to Windermere then there will be many buses that go from Windermere to Ambleside and most of them will drop you at the bus stop for the 516 on Kelsick road opposite the library.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is near mountains, is in a National Park, is available to individuals, has a pub within walking distance and is on the Cumbria Way.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
uWithin 3 miles of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement


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Bring your dog to Great Langdale!

October 1st 2018

A warm welcome to well behaved dogs- we just love to see their waggy-tails! With magnificent landscape including some of the finest mountain scenery in England and immediate access to fells, we wouldn’t be surprised to see your tails wagging too! 😉

Great Langdale Bunkhouse offers great value accommodation for groups, families and their dogs. Situated amidst some of the finest mountain scenery in England with immediate access to the fells.  The whole place is setup to explore the amazing mountains and ideal for those who love the outdoors.   You are welcome to bring your dog to sleep in your room, but make sure you don’t leave it on its own!.  The bunkhouse is fully heated and has twin rooms,  7 bed room and 8 bed room.

Great Langdale Bunkhouse - Cumbria - dog friendly accommodation

Open and looking lovely, the newly refurbished Great Langdale Bunkhouse

March 2nd 2018

Welcoming well behaved dogs too !

Open and looking lovely, the newly refurbished Great Langdale Bunkhouse welcomes dogs and their well behaved owners !   Book now and enjoy  scrambling in the Stickle Ghyll, climbing Jack’s Rake, trekking to Bowfell, exploring the 3 local Lakes – Stickle Tarn, Blea Tarn and Little Langdale Tarn, Road cycling over Wrynose, Hardknotts and the Struggle (Kirkstone Pass), mountain biking along the byway, over the challenging climb, Arnside, Ironkeld and Grizedale or simply relaxing with a pint in the Stickle Barn Tavern.

Great Langdale Bunkhouse private room.

The Great Langdale Bunkhouse

October 29th 2017

…pack your backpack and grab a room…

The Langdales (home of the Great Langdale Bunkhouse) have long been a favourite of visitors to The Lake District, myself included. Away from busy, busy Ambleside, with little more than a cluster of buildings, a wee church and the most convivial pubs, Great Langdale sits at the head of a valley surrounded by impressive and inviting mountains. The Langdale Pikes – a name to water the mouth of any budding Wainwright. Pike of Stickle, Loft Crag, Harrison Stickle and Pavey Ark: their names are as craggy and tough as the peaks themselves. 

The Bunkhouse has 5 rooms of between 2 and 8 beds – fitted out to a high standard, but no communal dining or cooking space. I might see that as an invitation to sample the delights of nearby New Dungeon Ghyll or The Stickleback Tavern.

As I write this (late October) I have just returned from a Lakeland trip and still have the clear memory of brown, broken late season heather; twiggy purple heather; icy tarns high up over precipitous valley drops; and most of all the jagged dinosaur-backs of the high peaks. Have I whetted your appetite? Pack your backpack and grab a room at the Great Langdale Bunkhouse.




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