Stay in Thornthwaite

Cottages, Camping and Glamping near Keswick,

in the North Lakes area of The Lake District


Two self-catering holiday cottages - BLEABERRY LODGE and COMB BECK cottage, a studio apartment - LANEFOOT LOFT, and a campsite - LANEFOOT FARM CAMPSITE, all in the idyllic village of THORNTHWAITE, near KESWICK.

THORNTHWAITE is a small village situated in the NORTH WESTERN AREA of the LAKE DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK, beneath WHINLATTER FOREST, and midway between Bassenthwaite Lake and Derwentwater.

THORNTHWAITE is just 3 miles from KESWICK, in the NORTH LAKES area of THE LAKE DISTRICT.

THORNTHWAITE is an excellent base for touring the NORTH LAKES. The well known fells of Catbells, Grizedale Pike, Great Gable, and Skiddaw are all easily accessible.

All our properties are personally maintained by us.

BLEABERRY LODGE, COMB BECK cottage and LANEFOOT LOFT are all strictly No Smoking.

The Local Area

Fell walking, mountain biking and spectacular scenery...

GRISEDALE PIKE, SEAT HOW, LORD's SEAT, and THE COLEDALE ROUND are among the fells which can be reached on foot from Thornthwaite - so you can leave the car behind, and just walk!

WHINLATTER FOREST offers a wealth of Outdoor Activities. Throughout the forest there are marked walking trails, of varying length and difficulty, to be followed. There is a Go Ape high wire adventure course. The purpose built Mountain Bike Trails offer mountain biking for the more advanced riders on The Altura Trail, which is 19kms long, and for less experienced riders, and families, there is The Quercus Trail.

The C2C National Cycle Route (Route 71) passes through Thornthwaite - directly past Lanefoot Farm.

DERWENTWATER offers various activities including sailing and canoeing. Footpaths permit a circular walk round the lake, and lake cruises can be picked up at various points around the shore. There are also a couple of marinas where canoes, rowing boats and sailing boats can be hired, and/or tuition provided.

BASSENTHWAITE LAKE has a Sailing Club at the Northern end. The Southern end is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a designated Nature Reserve, with a Bird Hide. The Ospreys nest nearby, and may be seen fishing in the lake between April and September.


The HONISTER SLATE MINE with the VIA FERRATA (the "Iron Way" - a protected climbing route for a quick adrenaline fix!), are easily accessible from Thornthwaite, either by a short drive, or Bus ride.

THORNTHWAITE has a regular bus service, operated by 'Stagecoach', the X5 service to Keswick, and on through to Penrith; and to Cockermouth, and on through to Workington.

BRAITHWAITE village is approximately a mile from the centre of Thornthwaite village, and only about half a mile from LANEFOOT FARM CAMPSITE.  Braithwaite has three good pubs, which all serve food, and welcome walkers, cyclists, famillies, and dogs. 

KESWICK has all the facilities associated with a small market town, including a swimming pool, cinema and the Theatre by the Lake. There are also cafes and restaurants, an assortment of shops, including outdoor clothing shops, such as George Fisher's, Cotswolds, and Blacks, and a Co-op and a Booths supermarkets.

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Easter Bank Holiday weekend

We had glorious weather over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. There was no need for waterproofs and wellies. Lots of Hap...

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View towards Lanefoot Farm, Thornthwaite village, Barf and Bassenthwaite Lake.

View towards Lanefoot Farm, Thornthwaite village,
Barf and Bassenthwaite Lake.

View from Whinlatter Forest.

View from Whinlatter Forest

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