The Blencathra camp at Scales Plantation is made up of a beautiful handcrafted Shepherd’s hut, a wooden kitchen and bathroom shelter and a compost loo, all in a clearing on the edge of the woods with views over the North Lake fells.
Simple wooden furniture gives the hut a traditional rustic feel, yet it’s extremely comfortable. The full size double bed and bunks have feather down duvets and blankets to sink into. There is a wood-burner for heating, but the interior of the hut is kept uncluttered thanks to the kitchen and bathroom just outside. The kitchen and bathroom are housed in a separate shelter, which can be opened up to give the chef or bather a unique feeling of being in the woods, or tightly closed if the weather turns.
There is a hob, a fridge and a bath with a shower attached, all gas powered, plus a fire pit for more traditional campfire cookery. Groceries can be supplied by your hosts. Simply order before you get there from the list provided and get a delivery of local produce from Hesket Newmarket Village Shop to your camp for your arrival. The clearing includes a fire pit for outdoor cooking.