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Blakebeck Farm Camping Barn, Blakebeck, Mungrisdale, Penrith, CA11 0SZ

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. Next to this room is a kitchen with hob, microwave, toaster and sink. Utensils, tea towels and washing up liquid are provided. Downstairs are two shower rooms each with a toilet and handwash basin and a third room with sink and drying facilities, ideal for bike storage. For those travelling light, towels, bedding and DIY breakfast and packed lunches can be pre-booked. The Barn has great WiFi. Showers cost £1 and electric oil heaters are available for a small charge. One dog is welcome when a group has sole use. Not suitable for partying groups. There are also two self-catering cottages on the farm.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Lake District and here is its own website.
Blakebeck Farm Camping Barn | near Bencathra, on the C2C Cycle Route


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017687 79957 Mob: 07789287121

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Rooms & Beds:

10: 1×10 + Holiday Cottages


All year all day

Price per night:

£11 per person. Sole use £100. Dog £10 per stay.


by phone or email


A66 Penrith to Keswick take turning to Mungrisdale and Caldbeck, after half a mile take left turn to Blakebeck Farm.

Public Transport:

Train station at Penrith, buses to Mungrisdale. Road End, about 15 minutes walk from the barn.

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee and is on the camping barn map and the C2C Cycle Route.

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Blakebeck Farm

Blakebeck Farm

A simple and affordable camping barn in the Lake District

Blakebeck Farm Camping Barn was one of the first barns to be converted by the YHA to be used for accommodation for walkers and cyclists back in the distant past. It is an independent Camping Barn now but still maintains that simple and affordable vibe. £10 for a night’s stay, you can’t argue with that! With a kitchen, hot showrs and communal dining area, it offers more facilities than many camping barns.

The postal address says Penrith but it is equally close to Keswick, so you’re spoiled for choice for handsome country towns in the Lake District. For the more adventurously inclined, the camping barn sits on the coast to coast cycle route, the Cumbrian Way and all those amazing Lake District peaks.

The ‘Farm’ bit of the name gives us a chance to go ‘Aahh!’ over the alpacas and the Donkeys. You’ll have to recalibrate your sense of cute after you’ve seen the baby alpacas!

Blakebeck Farm has a new Website.

Blakebeck Farm has a new Website.

The first camping barn to benefit from a website built by Independent Hostels UK.

Blakebeck Farm is the first camping barn to benefit from a website built by Independent Hostels UK. The new website features bespoke artwork painted by artist Jo Watson.  There are lots of wide-screen photos around the farm showing the stunning surrounding scenery.  The website has pages about the animals on the farm, the farms holiday cottages and music studio.  The camping barn has a unique history being one of the first camping barns established by the YHA over 20 years ago.

The YHA’s first Camping Barn

The YHA’s first Camping Barn

Blakebeck Camping Barn, on the Cycle Coast to Coast in the English Lakes, is thought to be the first YHA camping barn.

Blakebeck Camping Barn, on the Coast to Coast Cycle Route in the English Lakes, is thought to be the first YHA camping barn conversion.   Set on the privately owned Blakebeck Farm, amidst wildflower meadows with panoramic views, the camping barn was converted from a stone barn over 20 years ago with guidance from the YHA.  Unused in recent years, a change of ownership at Blakebeck Farm has seen the camping barn return to life with a modern kitchen, hot showers, a large farmhouse table and chairs and plenty of space to socialise. Mattresses are provided so all you need for your stay is sleeping bags, pillows and food to cook.  Find out about more Ex YHA Camping barns.

Contact Blakebeck Farm Camping Barn:

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