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

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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 and suppers are available at the farmhouse with notice. Dogs accepted with prior permission

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Lake District.


  • 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 Trans Euro Trail Dales Way Mountain Bike Coast to Coast
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aMixed dormitories
fSleeping bags required
hSome areas heated
mMeals available (with notice)
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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News & Offers from Maggs Howe Camping Barn

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

Maggs Howe Camping Barn

November 4th 2017

…far from the crowds and the noise of modernity…

Maggs Howe Camping Barn is in the quiet valley of Kentmere in The Lake District. You might arrive by the mountain bike or horse back on the Coast to Coast route, or perhaps on foot following the Lakeland to Lindisfarne long distance path.

If you are on the latter, or the Roman High Street coming over the ridge of the eponymous mountain then maybe history is on your mind. It is easy to imagine, across these quiet and unspoilt miles that you’re far back in time. In Kentmere itself, a small ephemeral lake which feeds the river which gives Kendal its name, archeaologists discovered a medieval boat. Over there is Kentmere Hall with its tower house, built as a safe redoubt in the face of attack – a reminder that this peaceful haven was once anything but. Nearby is St. Cuthbert’s church – a name that again takes us back to the earliest British kingdoms. The churchyard yew tree has stood and seen every monarch of Britain from WIlliam I onwards.

It seems that all throughout Kentmere we can dream a historical reverie and enjoy far from the crowds and the noise of modernity.


Maggs Howe Camping Barn

June 14th 2015

A place to stay with your family or friends !

Ideal for groups and individuals.  Lets relax in Maggs Howe Camping Barn in the Lake District national park !

Climbing, Fishing, Walking or Mountain biking !  Chose your preference !

And enjoy !


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