Blakebeck Farm Camping Barn was one of the first Camping Barns converted by the YHA for use by Walkers and Cyclists in the Lake District. Directly on the C2C Cycle Route halfway between Keswick and Penrith, the camping barn is set amongst panoramic views in every direction.  The Cumbrian Way passes close by and there are many Lake District Peaks including Helvellyn, Blencathra and Skiddaw within easy reach.  Blakebeck Camping Barn is used by Duke of Edinburgh’s Award groups who are now able to use simple camping barn accommodation as an alternative to camping.  The Barn is ideal as an overnight for cyclists and weekend breaks for walkers.

Ground Floor

2 shower rooms, each with a toilet & handbasin

Bike store with heated drying rack and/or
recreation room

First Floor

Self Catering Kitchen

Large room with bunkbeds to sleep 8

Plus large dining table and chairs

Do you allow group bookings?

Yes the Camping Barn can be booked for sole use with prior arrangement. However, the barn is not suitable for partying groups as it is close to the farmhouse.

What’s provided in the kitchen?

Hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, sink, utensils, crockery, tea towels & washing up liquid. A large farmhouse table & chairs are provided in the next door room.

Are bed linen & towels provided?

Sleeping bags are not provided, however for those travelling light, towels and bed linen are available on request. Please mention at the time of booking.

Is there hot water on site?

Plentiful hot showers are available via the £1 coin meter.

Does the Camping Barn have heating?

No, however oil filled electric radiators can be provided for a small charge.

Is there any Wifi on site?

Yes! Wifi is available throughout the Camping Barn.

Do you provide Breakfast?

Although the Camping Barn is a self catering barn, those who would enjoy a cooked breakfast before setting out on your activities for the day can order one. Our traditional cooked breakfast is made using local produce and homemade preserves.

Do you allow dogs in the Camping Barn?

We are dog friendly! One well behaved dog is welcome when a group has sole use of the camping barn.

We are a working farm and do ask that dogs are kept on a lead while on the farm.  There is a small fenced woodland called Barking Wood, which is a great place to walk your dog freely. Dogs can be left in our kennels if there is an occasion when you would rather leave them behind. Dogs are not to be left unattended in the camping barn. 

Do you have any other accommodation on site?

Yes! Check out our holiday cottages, one sleeping 8 & one sleeping 4.

How do I book to stay at the Camping Barn?

Please book Direct with Judith.

Blakebeck Farm is a member of the Lakeland Barn group and a member of Independent Hostels UK, the largest network of independently run hostels, bunkhouses and camping barns in England, Wales and Scotland.

You can book a space or sole use of the barn by telephoning Judith on the number below

The cost for staying in the barn is £15 per person per night