Maggs Howe Camping Barn, Kentmere, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 9JP

Call Christine Hevey on 01539 821689

Camping barn in Kentmere in the Lakes National Park

Kentmere is a quiet, unspoilt valley within the Lake District National Park. It's a ramblers' paradise with woods, fields, lanes, a scattering of traditional Lakeland farms and dwellings and of course the fells with their walks so favoured by Wainwright. The Lakeland to Lindisfarne long distance path passes this way as well as the mountain bikers' and horse riders' Coast to Coast. Kentmere offers plenty of activities which include biking, riding and fishing, but most of all quiet enjoyment. A pleasant day can be spent in Kendal and Lake Windermere which are only 20 minutes away. Maggs Howe provides B&B in 3 rooms of the farmhouse. The camping barn has two sleeping areas, kitchen, two showers and toilets. Bring a sleeping bag for the camping barn, there are bunk beds for 10 and extra mattresses are provided. Pillows with clean covers are provided. Breakfasts are available at the farmhouse with notice. Dogs accepted with prior permission.

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  • Beds & Rooms:

    Camping Barn 10: 1x6, 1x4. B&B 8: 1x4(family), 1x2 (double), 1x2 (twin).
  • Open:

    All year. 24 hours.
  • Price per night:

    Barn: £15pp. B&B: £32-£35pp.
  • Booking:

    50% deposit for groups. Individuals can book but it is not essential
  • Directions:

    GR 462 041, MAP OS English Lakes South East. Green Quarter. Leave the A591 and come into Staveley, proceed to Kentmere for 4 miles, then take right fork to Green Quarter keeping right until you reach Maggs Howe.
  • Public Transport :

    Staveley 4 miles with train and bus service. Oxenholme train station is 10 miles. Kendal / Windermere National Express 8 miles.
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Mountain Bike Coast to Coast Dales Way Trans Euro Trail
This accommodation is featured on the following pages
Mountains Dog Friendly Individuals welcome Camping Barns and Bothies Breakfast Stag and Hens


aMixed dormitories
fSleeping bags required
hSome areas heated
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
!Bike/equipment store (unlocked)
iDrying room
vWithin 5 miles of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement
5Very basic accommodation


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Stunning Lake District Views

October 1st 2022

The Lake District is beautiful and our little slice is no exception. The valley of Kentmere is famous among walkers, especially those on Wainwright walks, so come join us and see for yourself.

View of a valley, road, hills in the background
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If you’re planning a Wainwright Walk Maggs Howe Camping Barn is perfect for you

May 17th 2022

Set in the village of Kentmere against the backdrop of the Lake District, Maggs Howe is a perfect place to spend a night for those looking for something warm and comfortable after a long day traversing the famous Wainwrights Walks.

A stay at Maggs Howe wont break the bank leaving more money for homemade cakes and refreshments found in cafes all across the stunning Lake District.

Small road in front of a hill
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