Bowderstone Bothy, Grange, Keswick, CA12 5XA
For the more adventurous traveller, the Bowderstone Bothy is situated along the Borrowdale Valley by the famous Bowderstone – a massive boulder that has lain precariously on one side for the last 10,000 years! 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, the Bowderstone Bothy is also only for use by clubs, educational groups or other organisations such as the Scouts, as it is on National Trust land and has certain restrictions to its use.This accommodation is featured on our map of and here is its own website.
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Open all year round
£100 per night
The bothy 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.
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 bothy. Follow the signpost from the carpark to The Bowderstone, and after c400m you will find the bothy which is situated behind and to the left of the Bowderstone.
There is a bus service from Keswick along the Borrowdale Valley with the closest stop being the village of Grange