Hertfordshire Mountaineering Club

Lanefoot farm campsite, Thornthwaite, near Keswick

Date(s) - 05/08/2016 - 07/08/2016
All Day

Lanefoot farm campsite

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This is a small family run campsite , close to A66 by Bassenthwaite Lake., 4 miles from Keswick.

Thornthwaite is a few minutes walk from Whinlatter Forest, with its many mountain bike trails and GO APE. The spectacular ridge walk, the Coledale Round, is up Grisedale Pike, Hopegill Head, Grasmoor, Eel Crag, Sail, & Causey Pike in the beautiful Newlands Valley – walkable from the campsite

The nearest pub is Middle Ruddings , less than ½ mile away. The Royal Oak and Coledale Inn in Braithwaite are 10 minutes walk away.

The Ospreys Unring ( the male) and KL (the female) should still be around on their nest  at the beginning of August. There are currently 3 eggs on the nest so by the HMC meet there will hopefully be 2 or 3 young ospreys still on the nest, being brought fish by their parents. The young ospreys tend to fledge about the end of August and fly off to West Africa for the winter. There is a viewpoint from Dodd wood on the side of Bassenthwaite Lake and a live webcam from Whinlatter Forest visitor centre.

 Campsite Facilities & Features

  • Showers with underfloor heating    Toilets freshly decorated
  • Washing-up sinks in a warm room   Information Room with local maps and leaflets
  • Drying Room for after those wet days on the fells Fire pits for hire and encouraged
  • Small Shop where all the breakfast essentials sourced from local suppliers.


The price is £10 per person per night.





Bookings are closed for this event.