YHA Langdale

High Close, Loughrigg, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9HJ

Overview

Huge, labyrinthine and with a National Trust arboretum on the doorstep, YHA Langdale makes any group visit feel magical. This atmospheric Victorian mansion has space for over 100 people, a flagstoned meeting room located in the cellar, and endless period charm. School trips can study biology and geography on site or get involved in a range of activities offered by the hostel, including archery, shelter building, guided walks, fire making and team challenges. Walkers will love having Loughrigg Fell, Silver Howe and the Langdale Pikes on their doorstep.

Boasting a one hundred and forty year-old oak panelled Great Hall and adjacent Drawing Room, with stunning views down to Lake Windermere, Langdale is the centrepiece of the historic High Close Estate which includes sixteen acres of National Trust aboretum, the secluded and beautiful Low Wood and Loughrigg Terrace on the doorstep all waiting to be explored. Enjoy group catering including breakfast, lunch and dinner, or enjoy a bottle of local ale from our licensed bar. And don’t get us started on our view.

YHA Langdale is a perfect base for walking groups and field trips, as the fells are literally just outside our door. Take a leisurely walk to unique attractions like the Elterwater Merz Barn, or visit tourist favourites like the Grasmere Gingerbread Shop. Adventure seekers are also spoilt for choice, with challenging mountain bike routes, spectacular climbing spots and thrilling watersports nearby.

Why Groups love YHA Langdale

Packages and bolt-ons available here

National Trust arboretum on the doorstep

"Excellent" - 90%

Customer Satisfaction based on 91 scores

per person, per night* (ex VAT)

Number of beds: 106

Learning Outside the Classroom

YHA is at the top of the class for educational visits. We have been awarded a
Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Award at 74 of our Youth Hostels
across England and Wales.

For more information about the Learning Outside the Classroom Awards,
please visit the Learning Outside the Classroom website.

LOtC Awarded

R1QB103934

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Our dedicated team is here to help you along the way

Packages available at YHA Langdale

Discovery package

YHA Discovery

Suitable for ages 7-13

Flexible programme of fun and challenges

Designed to enable teachers to create their own stay, our Discovery package offers a flexible programme of fun, challenging and memorable experiences that can be tailored to support the educational needs of your group. Great for building team work and communication skills.

Activities:

  • Archery
  • Firelighting
  • Go create
  • Guided walk
  • Let’s get cooking
  • Map work
  • Night hike
  • Orienteering
  • Rocket launch
  • Shelter building
  • Team challenges

Prices from

£41.50

Per person, per night* (ex VAT)

Multi-Activity package

Archery Target Practice

Suitable for ages 8+

Challenges for the brain and body

Full of challenges for the brain and body our multi-activity packages are designed to engage participants through practical PE based activity. This package offers a mixture of adventurous and on-site activities that make the most of the great outdoors and the hostel locality.

Activities:

  • Abseiling
  • Archery
  • Bushcraft & fire lighting
  • Canoeing
  • Guided walk
  • Orienteering
  • Shelter building
  • Team challenges

Prices from

£66.50

Per person, per night, based on a two night stay* (ex VAT)

Alex Rider Mission Briefing

Group of school children listening to the teacher at YHA

Suitable for ages 7 - 13

Train the next secret agents

Ignite your student’s imaginations enjoy adventures in the great outdoors and spark a love of reading with our two YHA Alex Rider packages: Alex Rider Classified Mission and Alex Rider Mission briefing. We’ve teamed up with Walker Books and author Anthony Horowitz to bring you team building challenges and spy training that will test pupils’ mettle as potential new secret agent.

Activities:

  • Archery
  • Bushcraft
  • Code breaking
  • Firelighting
  • Gadget design
  • Guided navigation walks
  • Hunt the double agent
  • Orienteering
  • Shelter building
  • Team building

Prices from

£41.50

Per person, per night* (ex VAT)

Alex Rider Classified Mission

Alex Rider Mission

Suitable for ages 8+

Test your pupil’s mettle with this spy training

Ignite your student’s imagination, enjoy adventures in the great outdoors and spark a love of reading with our Alex Rider Classified Mission package. We’ve teamed up with Walker Books and author Anthony Horowitz to bring you team building challenges and spy training that will test pupil’s mettle as potential new secret agent.

Activities:

  • Abseiling
  • Archery
  • Canoeing
  • Code breaking
  • Gadget design
  • Gorge or ghyll scrambling
  • Mountain and navigation hikes
  • Night hike
  • Observation skills
  • Orienteering
  • Raft building
  • Rock climbing
  • Survival skills
  • Weaseling

Prices from

£66.50

Per person, per night, based on a two night stay* (ex VAT)

YHA Langdale does not currently offer packages

Bolt-ons available at YHA Langdale

Adventure bolt-on

Abseiling down a bridge

Activities for outdoor adventurers

Packed with opportunities to try almost every outdoor activity you can think of, this bolt-on option is great for outdoor adventurers and adrenaline lovers.

Activities:

  • Abseiling
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Ghyll scramble
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain walk
  • Raft building

Prices from

£37.00

Per person* (ex VAT)

YHA bolt-on

Roasting Marshmallows over a Fire

Activities delivered by trained and experienced staff

Available at all the hostels that offer YHA packages, this bolt-on offers challenging problem solving and team building activities delivered by our very own trained and experienced staff. Activities are run on hostel grounds, meaning you don’t need to travel anywhere.

Activities:

  • Archery
  • Fire lighting
  • Go create
  • Guided walk
  • Shelter building
  • Team challenges

Prices from

£8.50

Per person* (ex VAT)

YHA Langdale does not currently offer bolt-ons

Personal service

Smaller venues offering a personable service.

Self-led options

Amazing bases for self-led options

Organised packages

Organised residential packages available 

Flexible approach

Totally flexible approach to your residential

Locations

A genuine sense of place and location

Experiential learning

Experiential learning opportunities

LOtC accredited sites

70+ LOtC accredited sites

Teachers participation

Teachers encouraged to participate in all activities, helping to enhance teacher-pupil relations

Facilities

General

General:

  • Free Wi-Fi in communal areas
  • Laundry
  • Drying room
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Board games
  • Computer access
  • Cycle store
  • Games room
  • Garden/grounds
  • Lounge
  • On-site shop
  • Weddings
  • YHA Exclusive Hire

Transportation:

  • Car parking
  • Minibus parking
  • Nearby parking

Food & Drink:

  • Dining room
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • On-site café
  • Self-catering kitchen

Teaching facilities:

  • Classroom(s)
  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire

How to get here

High Close, Loughrigg, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9HJ

By car and coach:
If you are driving from the north, we recommend leaving the M6 at junction 36, 37 or 38. From Ambleside follow the A593 to Coniston and the Langdales. After about 1 1/2 miles take the steep right hand turning signposted “High Close” (with YHA OS symbol). Continue to top of the hill for approximately two miles until a left-hand switchback takes you to the hostel, 200 yards on the left.

By bus:
If you are travelling by bus, there is a shuttle bus running between Keswick and Grasmere. You can then change to the regular 555 service.

OS Map: 90
OS Grid Ref: NY338052
Latitude: 54.43857
Longitude: -3.02148
YHA Langdale