Murt Barn Camping Barn, Murt, Nether Wasdale, Seascale, Cumbria, CA20 1ET

Call them on Booking office 01768 774301


Murt is a traditional farm, dating from 1728, situated in the Wasdale valley. The camping barn is a converted stone hayloft and byre, attached to the farmhouse, with stunning views to the Scafell Massif and the surrounding fells. Sleeping accommodation and cooking area are on the first floor, reached by an internal wooden staircase. The shower, toilet and washing up facilities are downstairs. Electricity is metered (£1 coins) and provides light, water heater, hot shower, electric heater and a power point. There is a simple BBQ outside. You will need to provide everything for camping except your tent & mattresses. Murt is ¾ of a mile from Wastwater, a great location for high fell walks including Scafell Pike, Mosedale Horseshoe and Great Gable. There is direct access to footpaths and bridleways. For those interested in flora and fauna, the Wasdale valley has great variety, and coastal dune walks. Muncaster Castle and Ravensglass (for the Eskdale railway) are all only a stone's throw away. There are 2 pubs in the village 10 minutes' walk from the Barn. Car park adjacent to barn. No dogs. This accommodation is featured on our map of the Lake District and here is its own website.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    8: 1x8
  • Open:

    All year.
  • Price per night:

    £11.00 per person. Sole use bookings only at week ends
  • Booking:

    Online or by phone.
  • Directions:

    GR 131040. From the A595, follow signs to Santon Bridge and Wasdale. After 2 miles, bear sharp left over bridge, and right immediately afterwards. At junction turn right, to Wasdale Head, and Murt is the 2nd gate on left.
  • Public Transport:

    Seascale station, then taxi to Wasdale.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is near mountains, is in a National Park, is available to individuals and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the Duke of Edinburgh's Award page and the camping barn map.


aMixed dormitories
fSleeping bags required
hSome areas heated
oMeals available locally
!Bike/equipment store (unlocked)
vWithin 5 miles of NCN
5Very basic accommodation


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News & Offers from Murt Barn Camping Barn

Stay on a traditional 1720s coastal Farm.

June 20th 2019

A quiet location ideal for walkers and other outdoor pursuits.

Murt Barn is less than a mile from Wastwater, where you can adventure up into the area’s famous high fell walks, including Scafell Pike. Footpaths and bridleways can be directly accessed from the barn, and for those interested in flora and fauna, the Wasdale Valley has a great variety along charming coastal dune walks.

Murt Barn Camping Barn - Scafell Pike

Murt Barn Camping Barn

February 25th 2018

…with easy access to the best landscape in the British Isles…

Oh Wow! Take a look at Murt Barn Camping Barn. Its is all in teh location. Up at Nether Wasdale, at the sea-end of Wasdale, but still surrounded on all sides by the steep-sided, towering crags that make Wasdale so atmospheric. You can be sure that you’ll be treated with easy access to the best landscape in the British Isles as well as some of the most unpredictable weather.

But, rest easy! Murt Camping Barn’s website will provide you with comfort. Their barn is as dry as their delivery,

“Murt offers basic but DRY accommodation; the equivalent of a “stone tent”. You need to provide all your normal camping equipment. Except your tent.”

Inside it is attractively rural with whitewashed walls and barn-stalls still in evidence. The kitchen is effective and the showers are hot though, so your base for exploration is all set. 


Stone Tent in Wasdale Valley

March 25th 2017

An ex-YHA camping barn in stunning a Lakeland landscape.

Murt Camping Barn provides shelter in the Lake District with stunning views of the Scafell Massif, and the surrounding fells.  Just like camping you need to bring your own cooking equipment and a sleeping bag.  everything except the tent and a mattress. The barn has electricity, hot showers and an electric heater. This farm hayloft and byre, was converted with the suport of the YHA over 20 years ago, to provide shelter to walkers in the Lakes.  For the last 10 years it has been part of Lakeland Camping Barns and it is now part of the Independent Hostels UK network too.

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