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Skiddaw from Bassenthwaite

Fergie's Hut is located on the edge of the Northern Fells of the Lake District or the "Back O' Skidda" as the locals call it.

Almost equidistant from Cockermouth and Keswick, this gorgeous area in the North Lakes is well worth a visit!

The area is one of the lesser known parts of the Lake District, but boasts some outstanding scenery and some of the best, less frequented walking in the whole of the National Park.

The location also boasts easy access to the North Western fells and the stunning lakes of Loweswater, Crummock Water and Ennerdale.

Come stay with us at Fergie's Hut. STOP, RELAX, REFUEL, ENJOY and CHILL in this crazy world!

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Discover the North Lakes & North Cumbria - off the beaten track

The Northern Fells

Fergie's Hut is a great location for exploring the Northern Fells of the Lake District. We are surrounded by fell and farmland.

It's an undiscovered part of the Lakes. You can walk for miles without seeing a soul. All of the hills at the back of Skiddaw and Blencathra, such as High Pike and Carrock Fell, are within easy reach and there are more gentle walks to be had around the local area.

The 360 degree view from Binsey summit is one of the best and you can walk it easily from our location. Stunning scenery and quiet walks. Perfect!

Ireby, Uldale and Caldbeck

Uldale (3.5 miles) is a small farming village with a café in the old schoolhouse and nestles just under the Aughertree and Caldbeck commons – lovely walking areas.

Ireby (4 miles) is another largely unspoilt local village with low level pastoral walks, with village pub and the Woodlands Country House for coffee/cake and dinner.

Picturesque Caldbeck is 8 miles away with its mining heritage and mills - now long gone but with a couple of excellent cafés, good pub, village shop / post office and other local shops.

It's a lovely drive over Caldbeck Common to Caldbeck. Perhaps a few miles further to Hesket Newmarket (9 miles) and the community owned Old Crown. Check out the unusual views of Skiddaw from the road.

Keswick, Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite

Keswick is the main market town of the North Lakes (15 minute drive) and is considered the "outdoor capital" of the Lake District. Can get a bit hectic with tourists.

With a multitude of outdoor shops, its the place to buy your outdoor gear. It also has an excellent supermarket (Booths) as well as loads of places to eat and drink. The scenery surrounding is stunning with breathtaking views in all directions. Check out the Alhambra Cinema and Theatre by the Lake.

Bewaldeth is close to Bassenthwaite Lake (2.5 miles), and the more popular parts of the Lake District, including Derwentwater, only 20 minutes away. The scenery is always stunning and just waiting to be explored.

Cockermouth and Solway AONB

Cockermouth was made famous in 2009 when it flooded. Now recovered with the shops, pubs and restaurants renovated. Its much quieter than Keswick and is a great place for shopping in the individually owned shops, eating out at superb restaurants, traditional pubs and cafés. This old market town seems more ‘real’ than some others in the Lake District.

It's also home to the birthplace of William Wordsworth - Wordsworth House and Garden - owned by the National Trust.

We're also near to the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), famous for its stunning sunsets, abundant bird life, beautiful coastline walks and numerous golf courses.

To the south are the historic ports of Maryport and Whitehaven. 

Check out our "Dine" page for details of great places to eat locally.

Uldale Fells and Overwater Skiddaw from Whittas Park Derwentwater and Skiddaw

Call Paul or Karen on 07808 063339 or email

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