Inside Out Camping

UK England North West England Cumbria Borrowdale

  • Dogs welcome
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
Rustic yurt glamping with a riverside setting, fell views and an enviable Lake District location

The Borrowdale valley – south of Keswick, at the foot of Derwent Water – pretty much encapsulates what’s best about the Lake District. Apart from the odd small hamlet, this dramatically beautiful landscape (National Trust-owned for the most part) is the preserve of traditional hill farms, one of which has gone into partnership with glamping provider Inside Out Camping – and a more bucolic site is difficult to imagine.

On the banks of the River Derwent, the six rustically-furnished yurts each sleep up to five people, with proper beds for four and the option of a blow-up mattress if you need to pump up the numbers. There’s a wood-burning stove, cooking facilities and a box of games for rainy days, while the hard-wood floors are topped with Morrocan rugs. Yet, while nights beside a fire and sleeping in proper beds has its obvious merits, Inside Out Camping is a place where, really, it’s the setting that sells. The location is an absolute marvel.

Beside your yurt, you can sit and listen to the babbling of the river or roll up your trousers and take a paddle. Around you, meanwhile, some of the greatest mountains of the North Lakes reach to the sky. To the south is Green Gable and Great Gable – which combined make an excellent walk directly from the site – and the long ridge of Glaramara, while, on the north side of Inside Out Camping is 2,470-foot Dale Head. The road next to the site, meanwhile, is the famous Honister Pass and it’s only a steep five-minute drive to its top where Honister Slate Mine is a rightfully popular attraction.

Whether it’s hiking over the pass to Buttermere, taking on the great challenge of climbing Scafell Pike (a 12-mile route from the campsite) or simply lounging by the river and soaking up some sun, you’re bound for a back-to-nature treat in one of the Lakes’ loveliest valleys.

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Facilities

Yurts are 16ft and can comfortably accommodate 5 people, with 2 single beds (can be pushed together as a double), a double futon bed (folded away into a sofa by day) and an air bed for the fifth person. All bedding and linen provided. Wood-burning stove, raised wooden floors and rugs, well-equipped kitchen (gas hobs, grill, utensils) and a box full of games for rainy days. Toilets and washing up sinks are a couple of minutes away, though it’s a longer walk (5 mins) for a hot shower. It’s National Trust land – so no campfires, though each yurt has a BBQ. Mobile phone signal can be very patchy!

Suitable For

Glamping only. Couples, families, small mixed groups, dogs (with prior notice) – yes.

Nearby

Seatoller Farm is handy for serious climbs up Scafell Pike, Great Gable and others. The major town of Keswick (market days on Thursday and Saturday) is 5 miles up the road (there’s a regular bus), and there are cruise-launch piers all around nearby Derwent Water (017687 77263) so you can leave the car at the campsites for the duration.

Food & Drink

Grange Bridge Cottage Tea Shop (017687 77201) is perfect for riverside teas and lunches, and no less than Prince Charles is a regular visitor to the Flock-In café and farm-shop at Rosthwaite’s Yew Tree Farm (017687 77675). Best valley pub is the Riverside Bar at the Scafell Hotel, also in Rosthwaite – you can walk from either site, but take a torch for the journey back.

Opening Times

Easter–end of October.

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The Owner Says

Inside Out Camping's Yurts in Seatoller, Borrowdale provide you with affordable luxury in a really beautiful place. It's the ideal place to come and stay with family or friends as you can wander by the River Derwent close to the site or walk straight out on to the fells.

From the quaint Lake District town of Keswick you drive along the shores of Derwentwater into the breathtakingly stunning Borrowdale valley and on to the foot of Honister pass. Here you will find our luxurious yurts from where you can seek excitement and adventure or just relax and reconnect with nature in this stunning picturesque location.

We have have 6 yurts at the Seatoller farm, in the Borrowdale valley near Keswick. All our yurts are 16ft in diameter and can accommodate 5 people.

The inside of our yurts are high enough to give enough room to walk around comfortably and the structure is equipped to cope with any British weather that may be thrown at them! There's cosy duvets and a wood burning stove to keep you comfy whenever you need.

The Lake District is world renowned for its natural beauty, receiving UNESCO World Heritage site status in 2017. This accolade only went to confirm what everyone who visits this area already knew. We believe here in Borrowdale we have the views and landscape to rival anywhere in the world.

Accommodation

6 family-sized yurts in a very private area of a larger campsite.

Seatoller Yurt

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 5 6 Available
A 16ft white yurt situated in the end paddock of the campsite. Inside, they are lovely and spacious and can comfortably accommodate 5 people. The inside of the yurts are high enough for you to be able walk around comfortably in, and has a wood burning stove to keep you cosy.

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Getting There

From Keswick, take the B5289 south to Borrowdale, along the shores of Derwent Water, and beyond for approx 7½ miles. You will drive past the Scafell Inn at Rosthwaite. Before you are in Seatoller, make a left turn for Seathwaite. The yurts are in the campsite field (on the left) immediately after a small bridge, only 10m from the junction. You should see them easily from the road.

There is a bus from Keswick (78) that runs up and down the Borrowdale Valley. The bus stop is a few mins walk from the yurts.

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