Bents Camping Barn, Newbiggin-on-Lune, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4NX
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, 2 electric convector heaters and parking. You will need sleeping bags, walking boots and warm clothes. The barn is accessible from the Coast to Coast path and there is good fell walking in the Howgill Fells, Wild Boar Fell and Crosby Garrett Common. Smardale Gill Nature Reserve and Sunbiggin Tarn are nearby. The area is ideal for mountain biking and the Settle to Carlisle Railway is five miles away at Kirkby Stephen.This accommodation is featured on our map of Yorkshire and Lancashire and here is its own website.
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GR NY 708 065 OS map 91. From Junction 38 of the M6 take the A685 to Newbiggin-on-Lune. Take Great Asby Road on left then first right through tall gate. Follow tarmac road past Tower House and follow signs to Bents Farm up track.
Train station at Kirkby Stephen (5 miles).
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…an embarrassment of countryside riches. …
Bents Camping Barn is in an enviable position. This bit of the Lune Valley is in the newly extended bit of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Meanwhile its postcode says Cumbria and it is part of the Lakeland Camping Barns network and clearly feels itself affiliated to the Lake District. The North Pennines AONB is equally close and with Smardale Gill and Great Asby Scar Nature Reserves on the doorstep and the Howgill Fells across the valley, clearly Bents has an embarrassment of countryside riches.
It was formerly a shepherds’ cottage dating back to the 1600s and is now a charming stone-built bunkhouse. Upstairs there are 2 sleeping rooms with 14 bunk beds – not sleeping platforms. On the ground floor there is a kitchen with cooking area which is well provided with facilities, a dining area with tables and benches and a toilet with washbasins.
What a great base to set out from and to explore this rugged and delightful landscape.
Explore Wild Boar Fell, Crosby Garrett Common and Sunbiggin Tarn.
Bents Camping Barn, an old shepherds cottage on the Howgill Fells, provides basic self catering accommodation. It is a great base in a quiet area of The Lake District. Fabulous Mountain Biking Country. Settle to Carlisle Railway and Kirkby Stephen are 5 miles away and the Barn is accessible from the “coast to coast” route. Once a YHA camping barn, Bents Barn has been part of the Lakeland Barns network and the Independent Hostels network for over 10 years. You can find out more about the camping barns here.