Explore Langdale by bus


Explore Langdale by bus. With its waterfalls and tarns, overlooked by the dramatic Langdale Pikes, Great Langdale is a popular place to visit. This page gives you some tips on visiting by shuttlebus.

Exploring by bus

Bus number 516 runs between Ambleside and Dungeon Ghyll at the head of Great Langdale every day of the week. By travelling by bus, you have no worries about parking, it gives you the freedom to start and finish your walk at different places and you can sit back and enjoy the spectacular views. You are also helping this special place by reducing traffic and carbon emissions.

Service 516, Daily 6th November 2023 to 22nd March 2024, except 25th, 26th Dec and 1st Jan.

Operated by Stagecoach

Kendal, bus station------1433--
Windermere, Rail Station--105412541445--
Ambleside, Kelsick Road09251115131515151630
Skelwith Bridge09351125132515251640
Elterwater, Britannia Inn09421132133215321647
Old Dungeon Ghyll09561146134615461701
Old Dungeon Ghyll10011201140116011701
Elterwater, Britannia Inn10151215141516151715
Skelwith Bridge10221222142216221722
Ambleside, Kelsick Road10341234143216321732
Windermere, Rail Station--1250--1650*--
Kendal, Bus Station--1307--1707*--
Departures marked with a  * operate Monday t o Friday only.

Links for connecting services

From Ambleside Bus Station there are direct buses linking you to Keswick, Grasmere, Coniston, Windermere, Bowness, Kendal and Lancaster.

For more details and timetables visit www.traveline.info or www.stagecoachbus.com

Langdale By Bike

Follow the off road Langdale Trail from Ambleside to New Dungeon Ghyll. Bike hire is available at Ambleside and Stickle Ghyll.

Langdale on Foot

There are lots of beautiful walks, why not catch the bus one way and walk back?

For easy access trails check out our Miles without Stiles routes.

For more route suggestions visit the National Trust website .