Swallow Barn Camping Barn, Waterend Farm, Loweswater, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 0SU
Lying in the picturesque Loweswater Valley, Swallow Barn is part of a traditional set of buildings dating back to 1670 on a working beef and sheep farm. The barn accommodates 18 people on mattresses in 4 sleeping areas. There is a cooking and eating area with tables and chairs, 2 metered showers and a metered plug socket and 2 toilets.
The barn is an excellent base for exploring the western fells with both high and low level walks and spectacular views, or you can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the valley. The Coast to Coast cycle route is right on the doorstep. The Kirkstyle pub provides excellent food, just over a mile away and the market town of Cockermouth is only 8 miles. Check the Lakeland Camping Barns website and book online or ring the booking agent on 01768774301This accommodation is featured on our map of the Lake District and here is its own website.
or call Kath Leck on
Booking office 017687 74301, Farm 01946 861465
18: 1×9, 3×3
All year, all day.
£10 per person.
Book online in advance, especially for school and bank holidays. Book online or ring the booking agents 017687 74301
Leave the M6 at junct. 40 and follow the A66 to the Egremont turn off at Cockermouth. Follow the A5086, Egremont road for 6 miles. Turn left at Mockerkin and follow road to Loweswater. The farm is just past the Grange Hotel on the left.
The nearest train station is Penrith with a bus to Cockermouth, then a taxi costing approximately £40.
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Set in astonishing locations with glorious scenery and plenty to do right on your doorstep
Swallow Camping Barn is an Ex-YHA camping barn which has been part of the Lakeland Barns network and the Independent Hostels network for over ten year. Why not get into the feel of Summer early and book a stay in one of the Lakeland Camping Barns? Set in astonishing locations with plenty to do right on your doorstep, perfect fun for the entire family.
Swallow barn is right on the C2C Sea to Sea cycle route roughly half way between Whitehaven and Keswick
Swallow Barn on the C2C cycle route provides basic overnight shelter with mattresses provided and a pub serving evening meals a mile away. The barn has electricity and hot showers, a cooking area and tables with chairs are available. Bring your own stove and sleeping bag.
While staying at Swallow Camping barn you might try fishing at Loweswater. Fishing permits are available from the farm.
This small lake one of a trio that form the catchment of the River Cocker. The surroundings have a softer, more pastoral feel about them and Loweswater still remains relatively untouched by tourism. Loweswater always had a reputation for large trout, many of which were taken during the once prolific mayfly hatch Sadly, it seems both the large trout and the prolific mayfly have both had their day as this small lake has become another victim of the all too familiar pattern of enrichment and eutrophication. It is now coarse fish that predominate and the angling focus has shifted very much to the pike population. In the main these are smaller fish averaging around six pounds but there is always the chance of a better fish in amongst them.
Find out more on the Lake District Fishing website.