The Robertson Lamb Hut

The Roberson Lamb Hut
The Robertson Lamb Hut

The Wayfarers' Club hut is in Great Langdale. Officially opened on Saturday 16th March 1930, RLH was the first dedicated climbing hut in the Lake District. Converted from an existing 18th century barn, the hut is named in memory of Robertson Lamb, whose sister largely financed the purchase and conversion.

There have been many alterations since 1930, but they have always maintained the character of the hut and its surroundings.

As a base for mountain adventure and valley conviviality, RLH has a special place in Wayfarers' hearts.


Bunks at RLH may be booked in advance by members of BMC affiliated clubs by application to the Robertson Lamb Hut Booking Secretary at
Other groups may be considered on application.


About 11/4 miles above Chapel Stile and 1/2 mile short of the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel on the south side of the road, directly opposite the FRCC hut, Raw Head.
The Wayfarers Club, Robertson Lamb Hut, Raw Head, Great Langdale, Ambelside.
Post code LA22 9JS. (Look at the map - SatNav may mislead)
OS map reference NY 304067.
Street Map of RLH
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Google Map of RLH


Upstairs men only bunkroom for 18, 2 toilets, shower, wash basins. 6 bunks reserved at all times for the use of Wayfarers and Climbers Club members.
Annexe mixed bunkroom for 11, 2 toilets, shower, wash basin. Large drying cupbard.
Annexe women only bunkroom for 6, toilet, shower, wash room. 2 bunks reserved at all times for the use of Wayfarers and Climbers Club members.
Lounge with open fire with seating and tables for communal meals.
Kitchen with two gas & one electric hobs, two ovens, two microwaves, two fridges, ample pots & pans, crockery, cutlery etc.
Parking for at least 12 cars.

The upstairs bunk room The view from RLH The Lounge
The upstairs bunk room The view of Crinkle Crags from the hut The lounge