Great Langdale Location

Coniston Water Location ▼

Great Langdale is a stunning valley in the heart of the Lake District National Park and a popular place for fell walkers, climbers and cyclists due to its proximity to some spectacular hikes, climbing routes and both challenging and easy cycle rides.

The instantly recognisable Langdale Pikes are the focal point of the valley with many of Wainwright’s ‘finest half-dozen fells’ Bowfell and Crinkle Crags on the doorstep and Scafell Pike a scenic walk away. For more gentler treks there is Blea Tarn, Stickle Tarn and Cathedral Cave in Little Langdale.

Climbers can enjoy some of the most spectacular routes in the UK with myriad routes on Middlefell, White Ghyll, Raven and Gimmer Crags.

Cyclists can tackle the notorious Wrynose and Hardknott passes from here or family friendly cycle paths follow the valley floor to Lake Windermere and beyond.

Site Amenities

Getting here

Arriving by car:

From Ambleside, follow the A593 road. At Skelwith Bridge, turn right onto the B5343. The campsite is approximately 6 miles down this road on the left-hand side a few hundred yards after you pass the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel and Sticklebarn pub. If you reach the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel you've gone too far.

GRID REF: OS NY287058 Sat Nav: LA22 9JU

Arriving by public transport:

Trains to the Lake District terminate at Windermere railway station. From Windermere take the 505 or 599 bus to Ambleside, and from Ambleside you can pick up the 516 Langdale Rambler.

For timetable information, call 0871 200 22 33 or visit Traveline or Cumbria County Council websites.

Coniston Water Location

Our tipis overlooking Coniston Water are situated on the National Trust’s Hoathwaite Campsite a couple of miles from the village of Coniston. Far-reaching views over the lake and walks up the old Man of Coniston, ambles around Tarn Hows, cycle rides to the Bluebird Cafe, trips on Steam Yacht Gondola or hire of kayaks to explore the waters of Coniston, are just a few of the nearby attractions and activities that this refreshingly simplistic and rural location offers. See and hear the story of Campbell’s world record water speed attempt in the wonderful Ruskin museum, don your sailing caps and spirit of adventure and take a rowing boat to explore the small islands and secluded shorelines: inspiration behind arthur Ransom’s Swallows and Amazons.

Site Amenities

Getting here

Arriving by public transport:

The X12 service runs between Ulverston and Coniston, stopping off at Torver on the way. After alighting at Torver you will have a one mile walk to the campsite - be careful on the main road from Torver as there is no footpath.

Regular train services run to Ulverston from the West Coast mainline via Lancaster.

If you're heading to Hoathwaite from the Windermere direction, then the 505 bus service will take you to Coniston where you can connect to the X12 service down to Torver and walk from there.

Arriving by car:

From the M6 motorway - junction 36, take the A590 signposted to Barrow. At Greenodd, turn right on to the A5092 to Lowick Green. Turn right at Lowick Green on to the A5084 and continue along this road to Torver. Turn right at Torver on to the A593.

The turning for Hoathwaite campsite is approximately half a mile on the right-hand-side of the road (immediately after a wide lay-by). Look for the green railings where you’ll see the sign for Hoathwaite Campsite. Once off the main road, take the next left turn and follow the track all the way down to the campsite.

From the central lakes - take the A593 from Ambleside to Coniston. Drive through the village and on towards Torver. Drive past the entrance to Park Coppice and on through Little Arrow (where you will see a garden with topiary on the right hand side).

The turning for Hoathwaite campsite is the next turning on the left (shortly before a wide lay-by on the left hand side of the road). Look for the green metal railings where you’ll see the sign for Hoathwaite Campsite. Once off the main road, take the next left turn and follow the track all the way down to the campsite.

Sat Nav - we recommend that you don't use your Sat Nav to find Hoathwaite campsite.