Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Exciting news

Today marks the beginning of an exciting new venture for the National Trust and the Central & East Lakes Team. We are now the proud owners of the Stickle Barn Tavern in Great Langdale.

The Tavern is situated next to the National Trust car park near the head of Great Langdale and will, no doubt, become a welcome sight for many walkers returning from a fabulous day`s walking on the Langdale Pikes and surrounding fells. With popular walks to Stickle Tarn, Pavey Ark and Harrison Stickle, we hope the Tavern will become the gate way to the Langdales for many.

Good food, great local ale and a fantastic atmosphere, we hope to welcome our visitors time and time again.

We will be updating the blog with news from the tavern over the coming weeks. So why not call in and say hello.

The Return of `Gallop Girl`

Running in sync` (pardon the pun), Miranda, our intrepid volunteer is blogging her account of her preparations to take part in the Grasmere Gallop 2012.

Check out Miranda`s training blog at

A brilliant read.

Gallop girl in GG2011

For more information and online entries please go to

Monday, 20 February 2012

Rohan interview

Neil Winder Area Ranger for Grasmere & Great Langdale has recently been interviewed by outdoor clothing specialists Rohan.
Paul Russell manager of Rohan Ambleside and author of microview, the popular series on the Rohantime web-site conducted a series of interesting questions to ask Neil about the work of a National Trust Ranger.
The full interview can be seen by clicking the link below.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Grasmere Gallop 2012 Saturday 9th June 2012

So, here we go again !  The National Trust Grasmere Ranger team are already busy  preparing for GG2012. Thank you to all of you who helped make our relaunch of the Grasmere Gallop in June 2011 such a success. We are really looking forward to welcoming you, and hopefully many others, back in 2012.
We want to build on the success of last year and make this years event bigger and better. Please click on the link to take you to our gallop home page where you will find more information and our on line entry page. Grab your running shoes and get active, we want to see you on Saturday June 9th, fun for all ages. Come along and help support the fantastic work of the National Trust in this beautiful location.