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Fri, 18 Jun


Great Langdale Campsite

Lake District, Langdale.

The world famous Langdale valley is the perfect base for climbers, scramblers, walkers and mountain bikers. This weekend at the National Trust campsite promises to be fun for all.

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Lake District, Langdale.
Lake District, Langdale.

Time & Location

18 Jun 2021, 12:00 – 21 Jun 2021, 12:00

Great Langdale Campsite, The National Trust, Great Langdale, Ambleside LA22 9JU, UK


About the Event

The Langdale Valley is the perfect place for a multi-activity weekend to suit many outdoors interests. There is plenty of rock climbing and walking in the immediate area of the NT Campsite. 

We shall be basing ourselves at the National Trust Campsite (Grid ref: NY288 058 or 54.442899, -3.099478), close to the famous Old Dungeon Ghyll pub.

You can arrive from the Thurs evening onwards and stay as long as you want, tbc, but we will try to book the group field, camp fees about £10-15 pppn. 

Options for an evening meal together in either of the near-by Old Dungeon Ghyll or the Stickle Barn on the Saturday washed down with a beers (or whatever your prefer). 

For the climbers the plan is to climb at any of Gimmer Crag, White Ghyll, Pavey Ark or Scout Crag. On the last day, pack up tents etc, gear up and walk to Raven Crag (behind ODG) or travel over to Side Pike, Long Scar or Black Crag, climb most of the day before making way back to Stafford mid/late afternoon.

Climbing in the lower grades is limited and basic safety competance is necessary.

For the walkers, Scafell Pike is achievable from the NT campsite in a long days walk or there is Pavey Ark via Jack's Rake (grade 1 scramble), or on other side of the valley there's a circuit taking in the Crinkle Crags, Bowfell and returning by way of Rossetts Gyll. Many other options and low level walks are also available.

For the fell runners - you're all bonkers and can make your own plans.

Guidebooks: there are two useful books; recommended is the FRCC Langdale or Lake District Rock which is the new selected guide; or for walkers there are numerous guides. 

Maps: Ordnance Survey OL6 (for NT campsite and surrounds). OL7 (for Windermere and Ambleside area), OL4 (for Keswick)

Host: Paul Hyland - If you have any questions please ask.

Contact details: 07903726302 or

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‘Climbing and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death’, individuals should ‘be responsible for their own actions and involvement’ - BMC participation statement.

All plans are subject to change and will  be conducted in line with Government (and BMC) guidance around Covid-19.

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