Important information about Availability
Generally speaking, we are usually able to accomodate those who just turn up, which is great for impulse holidays! But, there are some important exceptions to this.
At busier times (Summer holidays, bank holidays etc) space may be limited and we are often full by Saturday evening. So, for Saturday arrivals it is best to ring ahead to avoid disappointment.
Alternatively, if you have just turned up on the of- chance on a Saturday in mid Summer, please come to the farm house first rather then just staking a claim.
In the main it is fine to turn up and pitch as long as you are aware that there are exceptions. We will always do our best to find you space on a bank holiday, but please bear in mind that if it is hot we may well be full by Saturday evening.
Midgies and Other Insects
At some point in June Or July there are midgies around dusk and dawn. Please bring along some repellent around these times for your own protection and to avoid an unnecessary irritant .
There is a small shop in the village called The Flock Inn (Rosthwaite) which is a ten minute walk away. It sells basics (eggs, milk etc) but it does not open until 10am. Other than this there are two supermarkets in Keswick and two pubs in the Village serving lunch and dinner.
(The Langstrath Inn is closed on a Monday )
We have plenty of 50p coins at the farmhouse, but please bring enough so as to avoid a situation where you are knocking at the farmhouse late at night. Many thanks.
We do not sell gas canisters for cooking, and in the past it has been problematic for people to purchase them in Keswick -so please bring your own.
Otherwise Keswick has many outdoors and camping shops for most anything else you forget.
We no longer provide a packed lunch service for coast to coast walkers contrary to any C-to-C guidebook that states otherwise. Sorry for any inconvenience.
If you know anything about The Lake District, you probably know that it is well known as one of the most unspoilt areas of natural beauty in England. There could hardly be a more striking example of this than Borrowdale Valley.
A diverse and fascinating environment, there are rolling hills, rushing streams, bluebell woods and much more besides.
Here are just a few of the attractions nearby:
- Keswick - A Histroric Market Town
Located approximately 6 miles North of Chapel Farm, Keswick is the nearest town of any size. A historic market town and home to a wide variety of outdoor, camping and walking shops. From camping equipment to walking gear to professional climbing equipment, you're likely to find almost anything you need for your stay in Keswick!.
- Lake Derwentwater
Nestling in the heart of the Borrowdale Valley, our very own Lake, Derwentwater offers an interesting and diverse range of activites. As well as simply enjoying Derwentwater by means of the several walking paths surrounding it, there are also several boating activities such as the Keswick Launch which operates daily in the summer season.
- Honister Slate Mine and Via Ferrata
Located at the head of Honister Pass, Honister slate mine produce the world famous Westmorland Green Slate – a beautiful, functional material that has been extracted here for centuries. Tours of the mine run daily (except during the winter). Honister Slate Mine is also home to famous Via Ferrata.