Camping in The Lake District


A fabulous weekend of camping and walking in the Lake District. We stopped at Bays Brown Farm campsite  in Chapel Stile. The campsite was basic but peaceful with it’s no music policy. The music to our ears were the countryside sounds of sheep,cows, and birdsong including a cuckoo in the day and the hoots of owls at night.

The site is handy for lots of walks. We started two of the walks from the site so no need to move the car. We walked to Lingmoor Fell when we arrived which took about 3 hours. You can see Lake Windermere from up here.

We walked to Blea Rigg and across the edge looking down towards the campsite for most of it. Our destination was Stickle Tarn. I found the descent from Stickle Tarn quite hard but at least I wasn’t carrying a load of kit like the mountain rescue team who were going up. We paced ourselves slowly for my benefit and this walk took about 6 hours.

For our third walk, we drove to Hawkshead and parked at Outgate. We walked to Latterbarrow which gave us a good butty stop view of Lake Windermere. This was a pleasant walk although I did manage to slip on a relatively flat bit and bury my face luckily in a soft grass verge. At least I didn’t need the mountain rescue team. This walk took about 5 hours with a stop at Poppi Red in Hawkshead for a well-deserved cup of tea and delicious cake.