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

Self catering accommodation in Langdale in Cumbria

Great Langdale Bunkhouse offers simple, clean and welcoming accommodation for individuals, small groups, families and larger groups of up to 18 people.

Situated at the foot of the Langdale Fells, amidst some of the finest mountain scenery in England, it has immediate access to world-class mountain biking, road cycling, walking, fell running, wild swimming 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 18 single beds divided into 3 twin rooms and two rooms of 6 (all bunk beds). The rooms are simple but comfortable and each room has a double plug socket, kettle and free Wifi. The bunkhouse has biomass central heating throughout so it's 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. Secure bike storage available from 2023 on request

Well-behaved dogs are welcome, provided they are not left alone in the room or allowed to wander freely. We also ask that you only bring dogs that will not disturb other guests.

The local pub is just 100m away, perfect for a relaxing pint or a hearty meal after your day's adventurers

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Lake District and here is its own website.


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  • Beds & Rooms:

    18: 2x6, 3x2
  • Open:

    All year. All day.
  • Price per night:

    From £21.50 per person.
  • Booking:

    Booking is advised for all of summer, all weekends and for larger groups.
  • 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 Ravenber Way Cumbria Way Trans Euro Trail
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Mountains Close to a Pub Dog Friendly Bunkhouses Individuals welcome Accommodation for Cyclists

This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available for Christmas 2023 Available February Half Term 2024 Available Easter 2024 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2024 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Half Term 2024 Available August Bank Holiday 2023 Available October Half Term 2024


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
uWithin 3 miles of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement


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Stay at Great Langdale Bunkhouse and explore it’s fantastic location.

April 11th 2022

The Great Langdale Bunkhouse is also dog friendly so your four legged friend can be with you every step of the way!

Local things to do when you stay at Great Langdale Bunkhouse include:

Scrambling in the Stickle Ghyll; climb, jump and adventure in the Stickle Ghyll. Then take a breather and admire the dazzling waterfalls and rockpools carved into the rock.

There is a lot of opportunity for geocaching in the Lake District. Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunt that is played all over the world. Players use GPS coordinates to locate the treasure boxes and explore the area on the way. It is a game accessible to everyone from the very young to the very old! Just pick a geocach location that suits your ability.

Climbing Jack’s Rake; one of the most popular grade one scrambles in the Lake District beginning at stickle farm. Not for the faint hearted as the climb may take up to three hours and required basic climbing knowledge and equipment.

Trekking up Bowfell; this mountain is the sixth biggest in the Lake District. It is one of the most popular fells in the lake district and for good reason. It has a bit of everything a keen hiker would want and it is described by Alfred Wainwright as “A favourite of all fellwalkers, Bowfell is a mountain that command attention whenever it appears in view. And more than attention, respect and admiration”

At the end of a fantastic day exploring Great Langdale and everything it has to offer, why not relax with a pint in the Stickle Barn Tavern?

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Bring your dog to Ambleside in the Lake Distrcit

January 12th 2022

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! 😉

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.

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