Step back in time with these newly renovated grade 2 listed barns and the bothy dating back from 1666. Our self catering barns and bothy are the ideal venue for a chilled out glamping experience!
Situated in the Village centre opposite the pub makes it an ideal location to explore this area of The Lake District and The Northern Fells.
The Cumbria Way walk and various Cycle route pass through the village including The Reivers cycle route. The Wainwright Fells of the north Lake District are within walking distance and a brisk walk up High Pike can be done directly from the village. With many pretty villages to visit on quiet roads, this is an ideal base for a cycling holiday. Mountain bikers can explore trails around the “Back Of Skiddaw fells. Mountain bike up to Skiddaw House have a coffee, then explore your way back via Mosedale to Caldbeck.
The village has plenty of amenities including Shop & Petrol Station, Hairdressers, Arts & Crafts Centre, Hesta Scene Gift shop, Fairtrade shop, Farm Diary Shop, Pub (including take-away service), and 2 cafe`s!!! There are also tennis courts open to the public and recycling centre next to the village hall. All within a 5 minute walk of the barns!
Perfectly situated at the foot of The Northern Fells! Get ready to tick off a few Wainwrights. An ordnance Survey map is available in each barn for use of the guests whilst staying. Here`s 5 of our favorites!
located 4.5 kilometres south of Caldbeck it is the most northerly of the Lakeland fells over 2000 feet. Simply leave our glamping barns and follow the Cumbrian Way up to High Pike. Allow 3 hours from start to finish!
The fell's name means "Rock Fell", from the Cumbric carrec, meaning a rock, and Old Norse fjall, meaning a fell. Can be taken in by extending your walk from High Pike! Maps are provided in each barn.
Whilst on Carrock Fell make sure you visit "The Arch"
Probably one of the most Instagrammable or selfie installations in the Northern Fells!! Designed by a well known local photographer and new for 2021 #thearch
Small fell that is situated in the high ground known as the Uldale Fells, 5.5 kilometres south west of the village of Caldbeck. One of our personal favourites as the views on a clear day are breathtaking!
A fell that is regarded as part of the Caldbeck Fells along with High Pike and Carrock Fell even though it has ridge links to the Uldale Fells. The fell's name has Scottish overtones and translates from the Scots language as a hillside or slope. Combine this walk including Longlands!
Detached from the rest of the Lakeland hills, and thus provides a good spot to look out at the Northern and North Western Fells of the Lake District, as well as the coastal plain and, across the Solway Firth, Scotland and Snaefell on the Isle of Man is also visible on a clear day. It is the northernmost of the Wainwrights.
And there`s more...
All within a 10 minute drive to start your walk..Don`t forget to bring your map from the barns!
Little Sca Fell 2,084Ft
Great Sca Fell 2,136Ft
Meal Fell 1,804Ft
Great Cockup 1,726Ft
The Cumbria Way
Following tracks & paths. It passes Coniston Water, Tarn Hows and Dungeon Ghyll and crosses the Stake Pass to Borrowdale, Derwent Water and Keswick. The Way continues to Caldbeck over High Pike, and then follows the Caldew valley to Carlisle. 70 miles in total.
Keswick to Caldbeck
For this section we can help you organise accomodation in Keswick before you head to Caldbeck. Great Calva is on the left of this photo & a prominent feature of this leg. Approx 13.5 miles- allow 6 hours
Passing Lingy Hut Bothy you have the final climb to High Pike. This is the only time you ever peak a summit on the entire route. Weather permitting you will have fantastic views across the Solway & to Scotland.
The descent from High Pike brings you to our charming village. We will always try to accomodate walkers on The C. Way. Whenever possible try to travel with a tent & sleeping bag as there is a greater chance we can put you up.
The final stretch to historic Carlisle takes you along woodland paths & fields. You can always take a taxi back to Caldbeck for another night (25 minute drive) and we can give you a free lift to Penrith if needed.
Bike & Paddle Board Hire
Subject to availability we have ultra cute micro bikes for hire. Pump, multi tool and inner tube is provided. And paddle boards..cost for either is £39 per day or £25 per half day. If you are interested in either please let us know if possible before your arrival.
Let the good times roll!
A chance to explore the nearby country lanes with our handy micro bikes. These micro bikes are super fun to ride, but best to avoid hills as they only have 6 gears. Easy to fold, take them to the new Keswick Railway line and let the fun begin!! Other routes include : "Thirlmere Loop", "Grasmere Potter", "Solway Costal Cycle Path"
Easy to fold and place in the back of your car. We suggest to go to Threlkeld and park in the pretty scenic village. Take your bike along the new Keswick Railway Line! The 4 mile path has been completed re-tarmaced after Storm Desmond and is a feat of engineering! Avoid the hassle of parking in Keswick and reward yourself with a piece of cake & coffee in The Threlkeld Cafe on your return.
Easy to carry and put in the boot of the car, take advantage of our Aqua Planet paddle boards. Life jacket, paddle & pump included. Wet suits available (extra £6).
Don`t forget to pack your coral shoes or crocs!
Explore Lakes, Rivers & Coast!
You are spoilt for choice when comes to a bit of SUP exploring! Pictured is John messing around on the river down the Borrowdale Valley (& Mulan watching in bemusement!) For ideas on places to go and launch from get some local knowledge from John or Isabelle :)
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Come stay in the Northern Fells with us, and explore the great outdoors!
2 night minimum stay is required (contact us for single night stays in a tent) Simply fill in the booking form with your dates and we will check the availability.
Cancellation Terms Please email or phone the hostel as soon as possible if you need to cancel your booking. If the booking is cancelled less than 28 days before arrival then a charge equal to the full booking amount will be made.
If the booking is cancelled 28 or more days before arrival then a charge equal to 10% of the stay will be made. In the event of a no show, a refund will not be issued.
How To Find Us:
Use postcode CA7 8EA, we are located in the Village centre. Please park responsibly as there are no restrictions. If the Village is very busy then use the Lake District National Park car park (a small donation is required) just across the bridge and only a 2 minute walk to the barns.
Our Mission is to give you a fantastic stay!
J&I Nicoll and Sons Ltd
11859062 - Incorporated on 4 March 2019
Midtown Cottage, Caldbeck, Wigton, England, CA7 8EA
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