Catbells Camping Barn, Low Skelgill Farm, Newlands, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5UE
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 sleeping bags. The barn is heated with a multi-fuel stove (not suitable for cooking) and wood can be bought at the farm. In the adjacent building is a toilet and a cooking area suitable for a camping stove. Bring your own stove, cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils. It is possible to walk to a pub which serves food.This accommodation is featured on our map of the Lake District and here is its own website.
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All year, 24 hours.
£10.00 per person
Advisable, groups require deposit.
GR 245211. Leave the M6 at Junction 40 and follow the A66 past Keswick. At Portinscale turn left, follow the Buttermere road for 3 miles. Turn sharp left at Stair, follow the sign for Skelgill, up the road for ½ mile and right into farmyard. Please follow these directions and not those from ‘sat-nav’.
Trains at Penrith (20 miles). Regular buses (meet the trains) from Penrith to Keswick. Summer bus from Keswick to Buttermere stops ½ mile from barn. Summer ferry from Keswick to Hawes End (¾ mile from barn).
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A short, sharp, steep climb from the barn and you will be rewarded by dramatic views of mountains and lakes
Catbells Camping Barn is heated by a solid fuel stove and coal is available on the farm. There is a shower, hot water and electricity so it is a step up from the stone tent idea. Catbells camping barn has its own private car park, so its easy to transport your own cooking equipment and sleeping bags. Sleeping 10 with mattresses provided the barn is ideal for a group get away. Catbells camping barn is in the Newlands Valley just 4 miles from Keswick on the slopes of the Catbells fell. A short, sharp, steep climb from the barn and you will be rewarded by dramatic views of lakes and mountains. A circular walk around Catbells can take a day, an afternoon, or summers evening depending on how long you want to linger.
Catbells Camping Barn is on the slopes of Catbells in the tranquil Newlands Valley with magnificent views. The Cumberland Way passes nearby, and Borrowdale and Buttermere are in walking distance.