Ex YHA Camping Barns

Ex YHA Camping Barns in England & Wales

These simple barns, created to provided shelter for walkers and cyclists, were originally the idea of the YHA, although they were owned and run independently.   In 2017 the YHA stopped supporting all the camping barns.  This was part of a wider closure of rural accommodation which included hostels and bunkhouses .   It is great to know that for most camping barns this is not the end of the story and they are continuing  to provide simple accommodation as part of the Independent Hostels network to enable everyone to enjoy the countryside.  Here is a map of camping barns and bothies in the UK.

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    Alstonefield Camping Barn

    Alstonefield Camping Barn is close to Dovedale, the Manifold Valley Cycle Trail, Carsington Water, AltonTowers and the Roaches Rocks (great for climbers). Ideal for quiet group get togethers, families, cyclists, walkers, D of E, Scouts, school groups and team building. This is camping in the comfort of a remote cosy barn, with log burning stove. Having no electric and no distractions it is the perfect place to switch off from the hassles of a hectic life.

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    Barn Farm Barns and Campsite

    Barn Farm is in the village of Birchover with fine views over the Derwent valley. A few minutes’ walk from the farm is Stanton Moor with Victorian stone carvings and the Nine Ladies stone circle. Robin Hood’s Stride and other bouldering and climbing are an easy walk away. The Limestone Way passes by the village and there are two local pubs serving food. Barn Farm has four camping barns - Sabine Hay sleeps 15 in triple bunk beds, Hill Carr

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    Brompton on Swale Bunkbarn

    Located on a small working farm ,Brompton on Swale bunk barn offers a welcome break from walking or cycling the coast to coast. A pot of tea for weary walkers upon arrival and safe storage for bikes makes this bunkhouse especially welcoming. Dogs are welcome to stay but are required to stay on the lead around the yard as there are ducks, hens and geese.

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  • Profile picture of Butterton Camping Barns Waterslacks and Wills Barns

    Butterton Camping Barns Waterslacks and Wills Barns

    Waterslacks Camping Barn: This stone field barn provides accommodation in a stunning location. Perched on the edge of the steep-sided Manifold Valley it enjoys breath-taking views of the surrounding hills. A great experience for those who enjoy getting back to nature, or don’t mind roughing it! The barn sleeps 15, on sleeping platforms. BYO camping gear. Camping is also available in the surrounding field. Wills Barn: This traditional stone field barn has been thoughtfully converted into ‘Glamping’ style accommodation. This

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  • Profile picture of Edale Camping Barn Cotefield Farm

    Edale Camping Barn Cotefield Farm

    This field barn at Cotefield Farm overlooks the famous Mam Tor and is at the start of the Pennine Way - great for walking holidays. The high moorland of Kinder and the wooded Derwent Valley are also within easy reach. Cotefield farm has been family run as a sheep farm for 4 generations. Edale Barn is a traditional camping barn or “stone tent” with a basic sleeping platform and a small communal living area with a table and benches. Adjoining

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    Fisher-gill Camping Barn

    Situated in Thirlmere at the foot of the Helvellyn range of mountains, close to Sticks Pass and spectacular Fisher-gill waterfall, with numerous walks, hill and rock climbing from the barn, it’s an ideal place for touring the Lake District being just off the A591 road, with local and national bus stops at the end of the lane. Accommodation consists of two rooms: a kitchen/diner with fridge, 4 ring calor gas stove, kettle, toaster, tables and chairs, all pots, pans

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  • Profile picture of Maggs Howe Camping Barn

    Maggs Howe Camping Barn

    Kentmere is a quiet, unspoilt valley within the Lake District National Park. It’s a ramblers’ paradise with woods, fields, lanes, a scattering of traditional lakeland farms and dwellings and of course the fells with their walks so favoured by Wainwright. The Lakeland to Lindisfarne long distance path passes this way as well as the mountain bikers’ and horse riders’ Coast to Coast. Kentmere offers plenty of activities which include biking, riding and fishing, but most of all quiet

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  • Profile picture of Mullacott Farm Camping Barn

    Mullacott Farm Camping Barn

    Set in 30 acres on the coastal preservation area of North Devon, the farm boasts sea views overlooking Woolacombe, Lundy Island, Lee Bay, Ilfracombe, and the Welsh coast on a clear day. The camping barn is a former stable block with all accommodation on ground level with raised sleeping areas. Each platform has mattresses at no extra charge, bring your own sleeping bag or bedding as well as warm clothing. There are air curtain heaters throughout the barn.

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    Northcombe Camping Barns

    Located a mile outside the town of Dulverton on Exmoor, Northcombe Camping barns sleep up to 44 in two barns, converted from a watermill, on a working farm. The location in the Barle river valley with good canoeing, walking and bridle-ways makes it the perfect base for groups wanting to get out into the beautiful Exmoor countryside. The barns sleep 16 and 28 in partitioned dormitories. Smaller groups can be catered for. The wood burning stoves heat the communal areas

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  • Profile picture of Puttenham Eco Camping Barn

    Puttenham Eco Camping Barn

    Puttenham Camping Barn is a beautifully converted hostoric real barn. It relies only on natural heating and can be cool - but always with a warm welcome. There are three shared sleeping areas for a total of 11 people. We are closed daytime from 10 am to 5 pm. People from 5 to 17 are welcome with a responsible adult. We have an excellent kitchen and there are two local pubs for food.

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  • Profile picture of Taddington Camping Barn

    Taddington Camping Barn

    Taddington Camping Barn is on a quiet lane in the village of Taddington, between the market towns of Buxton and Bakewell. Surrounded by limestone hills and dales, there are excellent walks and fine views in all directions. The Barn has easy access to the High Peak, Tissington Train and the Monsal trail. These cycle trails make it the perfect location for cycling holidays or activity breaks. Its an ideal base for school groups and team building events. Chatsworth and

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  • Profile picture of Trawden Camping Barn

    Trawden Camping Barn

    Trawden Camping Barn provides rustic accommodation in a Grade 2 listed stone barn on Middle Beardshaw Farm. The farm featured in the award winning film “Summer’s Gift”. The landscape around the barn is stunning and the nearby village of Wycoller,has been much used in films and TV programs. The barn is large and open, it has an ancient timbered roof and stunning views. On an overhead Gallery there are beds and bunks for 7 people and space for a couple

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  • Profile picture of Underbank Camping Barn

    Underbank Camping Barn

    Located on Blaze Farm, a dairy farm, café, ice cream parlour and pottery painting studio on the western edge of the Peak District National Park. This lovely little barn overlooks the Wildboarclough Valley and is close to the stunning viewpoint on Shuttlingsloe Fell. The barn provides the perfect, simple base for walking, climbing, fell-running and mountain biking in and around in this beautiful landscape. The sleeping area is on the first floor, with the living area and a kitchen area

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  • Profile picture of Upper Booth Camping Barn

    Upper Booth Camping Barn

    ‘We found it - the most beautiful site we’ve ever encountered’. Upper Booth Camping Barn is located adjacent to a small campsite alongside Crowden Clough. It is possible to hire the barn and additional pitches on the campsite. There is space for cooking and tables for eating. Toilets, handbasins, washing up sinks and showers are shared with the campsite. Upper Booth camping barn is located on a working hill-farm. Walking and biking are available from the farm, the Pennine Way

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  • Lakeland Camping Barns

    Around 10 years ago a group of YHA camping barns in the Lake District joined together to form a local marketing group, Lakeland Camping Barns. Moving away from the services provided by the YHA, Lakeland Barns produced their own marketing and online booking system.  It has been a story of great success. Lakeland Barns have worked with the Independent Hostels network for many years, sometimes sharing stands at shows and festivals. A list of their member barns is shown below

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      Bents Camping Barn

      Bents Camping Barn is in the newly extended Yorkshire Dales National Park, was formerly a shepherds’ cottage in the 1600s. There are 2 sleeping rooms on the first floor with bunk beds. On the ground floor there is a kitchen with cooking area, a dining area with tables and benches and a WC with washbasins. Other facilities include electric lighting and power points throughout (£1 coin meter), crockery, cutlery, toaster, fridge, microwave, 3 electric cooking rings, 2 electric kettles,

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    • Profile picture of Blakebeck Farm Camping Barn

      Blakebeck Farm Camping Barn

      Blakebeck Farm Camping Barn is set amidst wildflower meadows in Mungrisdale with panoramic views. It is on the C2C cycle route, the Cumbrian Way passes close by and there are many Lake District Peaks within easy reach. It is ideal as an overnight for cyclists and weekend breaks for walkers and families. There is a large upstairs room where up to 10 people can sleep on the mattresses provided (BYO sleeping bags) and there is a farmhouse table and chairs.

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      Catbells Camping Barn

      Catbells Camping Barn is part of a traditional set of farm buildings dating back to the 14th century. The barn is on the slopes of Catbells in the tranquil Newlands Valley, with magnificent views over the Lake District. The Cumberland Way passes through the farmyard. Keswick is only 4 miles away and both Borrowdale and Buttermere are within walking distance. The camping barn is on the ground floor and has sleeping accommodation for 10, with mattresses provided. Bring your own

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    • Profile picture of Cragg Camping Barn

      Cragg Camping Barn

      Cragg Barn Camping Barn is a traditional stone-built barn with stunning views of Buttermere fells. It has a kitchen and seating area with electric heater and socket on a meter, a sink and cold running water. There is a hot shower on a meter, a toilet and washbasin with hot and cold water. The sleeping area has 8 mattresses, bring your own sleeping bag. You need a stove and eating utensils if you wish to self-cater. Well behaved

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    • Profile picture of Dinah Hoggus Camping Barn

      Dinah Hoggus Camping Barn

      Dinah Hoggus Camping Barn is situated on the old Packhorse route to Watendlath. It is a traditional Lakeland Field Barn or Hogg House on the outskirts of the village of Rosthwaite in the Borrowdale valley. The barn is right on the Cumbria Way and the Coast to Coast walk. The sleeping area is on the first floor and 12 mattresses are provided. There is a cooking and eating area on the ground floor with tables and benches. There

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    • Profile picture of Fell End Camping Barn

      Fell End Camping Barn

      Fell End Camping Barn is an 18th century Lakeland stone barn, with a grassey courtyard. It is about half a mile from Thornthwaite Farm, in the quieter corner of the Lake District not far from Coniston, Grizedale and the Duddon Valley. It is surrounded by spectacular scenery, ideal for walkers, cyclists and wildlife enthusiasts. There are magnificent views, star-filled skies (a truly breathtaking sight) and the tranquil ‘sound of silence’. Fell End Barn is lit by tea lights (provided)

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      Hudscales Camping Barn

      Hudscales Camping Barn is part of a group of traditional farm buildings, situated at 1000ft on the northern-most flank of the Lakeland Fells. It overlooks the villages of Caldbeck and Hesket Newmarket and is in an ideal position for exploring the northern fells. It is situated right on the Cumbria Way. Sleeping accommodation is on the ground floor along with a separate cooking and eating area. You will need to bring sleeping bags and mats. If you wish to

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    • Profile picture of Murt Barn Camping Barn

      Murt Barn Camping Barn

      Murt Barn is ideally situated in the Wasdale valley, for walking in the surrounding fells. Converted from a hay loft & byre, it sleeps 8, with loo, shower, & hot water in the same building. Pubs in the village of Nether Wasdale are 10 minutes walk away, and nearest shops are within 5 miles. Waswater & its YHA are half mile down road, towards the Scafell range of mountains.

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      St Johns in the Vale Camping Barn

      St John’s-in-the-Vale Camping Barn is adapted from an 18th century stable and hayloft, in an idyllic setting. Overlooking St John’s Beck, the peaceful hill farm has stunning views to Blencathra, Helvellyn and Castle Rock. The Barn has a sleeping area upstairs (mattress provided) with a sitting and dining area below. Separate toilet, shower and cooking area (bring your own stove, cooking and eating equipment) are within the building. A wood-burning stove provides a focal point and warmth! There is a

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      Swallow Barn Camping Barn

      Lying in the picturesque Loweswater Valley, Swallow Barn is part of a traditional set of buildings dating back to 1670 on a working beef and sheep farm. The barn accommodates 18 people on mattresses in 4 sleeping areas. There is a cooking and eating area with tables and chairs, 2 metered showers and a metered plug socket and 2 toilets. The barn is an excellent base for exploring the western fells with both high and low level walks and spectacular

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