A National Trust bothy by Loweswater, The Lake District

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Holme Wood Bothy, Watergate Farm, Loweswater, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 0RU

National Trust owed Holme Wood Bothy offers basic accommodation in a spectacular secluded location, just a few metres from the shore of Loweswater. This stone tent provides a roof, kitchen area and sleeping platform and visitors are advised to bring their own equipment, as for camping, such as plates, matches, sleeping mats and sleeping bags, etc. If you are looking for a remote and basic getaway with easy access to the lake, Holme Wood Bothy is the perfect choice. The bothy has a small open plan kitchen/dining area with wood-burning stove (initial wood supply provided) and table/benches. A gas ring cooker (gas provided) is available. Sleeping is on wooden flooring in a separate room, split on two levels with the upper sleeping area accessed by a wooden ladder. Please be aware that sleeping areas are communal and you need to bring your own sleeping bags and mats. Outside there is a composting toilet. The cold tap is not drinking water – drinking water available outside the ranger’s workshop at Watergate Farm. Loweswater is great for canoeing- bring your own canoes.
Photos: ©NationalTrust/Paul Delaney, ©National Trust Images/David Noton & ©National Trust Images/John Malley

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Holme Wood Bothy | A National Trust bothy by Loweswater, The Lake District

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Rooms & Beds:

6- BYO mats and sleeping bag.


All year. All day.

Price per night:

Low season: £60/night High season: £70/night


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From Loweswater take the first turning on the right after passing Loweswater lake. Note: if you get to the village of Loweswater you have gone too far!
-Follow the country lane until it forks and take the right track. You will see a Car Park on your right, park here.
-By foot, follow the track and Watergate Farm is the first property on your left
-Go through the farm, bearing always to the right.
-Continue along the cart track following the lake edge.
-The bothy stands half a mile beyond the farm on the right of the track. (This is a private road owned by National Trust.)
-It is possible to drive up and park outside the bothy. However please be aware that parking is strictly limited to three cars.

Public Transport:

The Stagecoach 77 bus to/from Keswick stops at Lanthwiate Green Farm on the B5289. About 2.5 miles walk from the bothy.

This accommodation is near mountains, is in a National Park, is available to individuals, is an 'Eco Hostel', has a pub within walking distance and is on the camping barn map and the National Trust Bunkhouses map.

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