Where to stay: Day 4

Cumbria Way accommodation between Keswick and Caldbeck

This page lists Cumbria Way accommodation between Keswick and Caldbeck but please note that accommodation providers along the route are currently being compiled and will be added to the website as and when they arrive.

Use these pages to source your accommodations needs but please try to book accommodation in advance and give as much notice as possible if you have to cancel the booking so the room can be re-let otherwise your deposit may be forfeited. If you are going to be late arriving at your accommodation it is always a good idea to ring and let the proprietor know so they can keep your room open for you.

If you are undecided on where to stay or how to break up your journey then why not visit the links page on this website and read of other Cumbria Way’ers accommodation and trip recommendations.

If you are an accommodation provider on, or close to, the Cumbria Way walk and would like your establishment to appear on this website then complete the Listing Form and I will add you to the site.

When booking accommodation through this website it would be greatly appreciated if you could mention that you saw the listing on www.cumbriawaywalk.info


Suzanna Lyne,
Skiddaw House Hostel,
Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 4QX
Tel: 07747 174293


Skiddaw House Hostel

Distance from route: on route
Pickup/drop off: No
Evening Meals: No, the hostel is self catering
Dogs Welcome: No

Skiddaw House is a small independent hostel right on the Cumbria Way. Break up the stage between Keswick and Caldbeck and spend a night in the mountains, away from towns, villages and roads. Alternatively, walk here from Borrowdale, or use the hostel as a base to reach the summit of Skiddaw. Please note that anyone using baggage carriers will need to have their main baggage transported to their next destination as Skiddaw House has no road access.

The hostel has four bedrooms, a cosy lounge and a sociable dining/kitchen common room. The downstairs is heated by wood and coal stoves, but the bedrooms are unheated and electricity is limited as we are totally off-grid. Full bedding is provided, towels can be hired and there is a hot shower. There is a small licensed shop, selling long-life food items, local ales, wines and whisky.

Oddfellows Arms,
Cumbria CA7 8EA
Tel: 01697 478227


The Oddfellows Arms

Distance from route: on route
Pickup/drop off: No
Evening Meals: Yes
Packed Lunches: Yes
Dogs Welcome: Yes

We are a traditional country pub nestled in the centre of the village. Pull up a chair and enjoy our deliciously prepared Cumbrian dishes all sourced from the finest local producers, drink from our well stocked bar and enjoy extensive selection of wines, continental beers and sample our refreshing locally brewed Jennings ales.

We have a selection of 10 comfortable, well-appointed bedrooms for you to choose from.

Wake up to our hearty Cumbrian breakfast to set you up for a great day’s walking, it’s the perfect way to start your day.

Ewan Macfadzean,
Mill View, Friar Row,
Caldbeck, Cumbria
Tel: 07901 577498


Caldbeck Camping

Distance from route: on route
Pickup/drop off: No
Evening Meals: No, eating places are nearby
Packed Lunches: No
Dogs Welcome: Yes

Small basic campsite set right on the Cumbrian Way.
300 yards to Pub, shop and cafes.

Toilets, cold water and shower.

Riverside location edge of village.

External links for hostels and campsites

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