Bowderstone Bunkhouse, Grange, Keswick, CA12 5XA

Call Reception at the Lake District Calvert Trust on 017687 72255

Simple bunkhouse accommodation in the Lake District

For the more adventurous traveller, Bowderstone Bunkhouse is situated along the Borrowdale Valley by the famous Bowderstone – a massive boulder sitting precariously on one corner! Sleeping up to 12 people (linen and mattresses not provided) it has a kitchen, accessible shower-room and communal area, and is accessible by foot along a 400m wheelchair accessible path, with parking at the nearby National Trust car park. Although with running water, electricity and drainage, this self-catering location is more suited to outdoor groups looking to 'get away from it' as it is a good walk to the nearest shop or pub. Please note, Bowderstone Bunkhouse is on National Trust land and has certain restrictions to its use.

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  • Beds & Rooms:

  • Open:

    All year.
  • Price per night:

    £100 per night
  • Booking:

    The bunkhouse can be booked for 1 night as a minimum stay and the property is run by the Lake District Calvert Trust with bookings made with their main centre above Lake Bassenthwaite.
  • Directions:

    Take the B5289 out of Keswick along the Borrowdale Valley towards the Honister Pass. Just after the turn-off for Grange(c5 miles from Keswick) stop at the National Trust carpark as there is no parking outside the bunkhouse. Follow the signpost from the carpark to The Bowderstone, and after c400m you will find the bunkhouse which is situated behind and to the left of the Bowderstone.
  • Public Transport :

    There is a bus service from Keswick along the Borrowdale Valley with the closest stop being the village of Grange
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk Cumbria Way
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aMixed dormitories
fSleeping bags required
hSome areas heated
kSelf catering facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement
wGroups Only
5Very basic accommodation


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An alternative 2nd night stopover

May 4th 2022

Bowderstone Bunkhouse is around 1km north of the C2C route. Leave the route at Rosthwaite and walk along the road for a bit, then take a footpath that leads you to this enchanting bothy.

The Bunkhouse is just by the famous Bowderstone – a massive boulder sitting precariously on one corner!  A group of 5 or more walkers can rent the whole place out for the night for a very reasonable fee.  It provides basic accommodation, so you will need to BYO bedding and sleeping mats.  Be sure to BYO provisions too as it’s a good walk to find a shop or a pub.


Comfortable accommodation in the Lakes open now

May 17th 2021

Bowderstone Bunkhouse is for the folks that want to spend their break out in nature and stuck in to the local area. An affordable no frill bunkhouse that offers a comfortable stay for clubs, educational groups or organizations looking for adventure in the lakes.

A simple accessible bunkhouse just round the corner from the famous Bowder stone. A great place to settle down for the evening post explore of the wonders of the lakes. You’ll need to make sure to bring a mat/matress and sleeping bag but fear not there are two log burners, cooking facilities, pots pans and cutlery. For more info use the contact form.

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