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 23rd March to 3rd November 2024

Now runs every hour every day.

The first bus of the day leaves Kendal 0850, Windermere Railway Station 0909 and Ambleside 0925. It then departs Ambleside at 35 mins past the hour every hour from 1035 to 1835

The bus returns from Dungeon Ghyll at  0957 , 1107 then at 7 minutes past the hour every hour until 1907, which returns all the way to Kendal.

The bus calls at Skelwith Bridge, Elterwater, New Dungeon Ghyll and Old Dungeon Ghyll and all stops in between.

Operated by Stagecoach

The full timetable is on the Stagecoach website or why not download the Stagecoach app for real time information.

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 .