Things to do and places to go

Ewe Love Camping Pods is situated on the challenging coast-to-coast cycle route. There are, of course, plenty of other popular road and mountain biking routes around, along with the endless list of Lake District hiking trails. The OS Explorer map you'll want for the local area is OL5 or get the Keswick and Penrith Landranger map number 90.

The most famous spot, of course, is the whopping great mountain that you look out on from your pod – Blencathra – on which there are numerous routes for all levels, including the challenging scramble along Sharp Edge, which is not for the faint hearted.

En route to Keswick one day, be sure to stop off at ancient Castlerigg Stone Circle (0370 333 1181), constructed at some point between 3,300–900 BC (during the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Ages). Ullswater is a short drive away and, being England’s second largest lake, has a huge range of activities and water sports to offer, including sailing, kayaking, fishing trips, wind surfing and paddle boarding.

Rookin House Equestrian Centre (017684 83561) is a family-owned adventure venue with everything from air rifle shooting and archery to riding lessons and trekking.

Glencoyne Bay is a favourite place for local and visiting wild swimmers alike with a handy car park and gravel beach.

Scales, a five-minute drive away, is probably the nearest place to quench your thirst. The White Horse Inn (017687 79883) has paths up Blencathra immediately from the beer garden. Threlkeld, a couple of minutes further down the road, is also a popular sport with scramblers who've gone up or down Blencathra's sharp spines. 

The Horse and Farrier (017687 79688), on the roadside, dates from 1688 and has a great atmosphere, while there's a quaint café in the village hall (017687 79501). 

In Keswick, we recommend Fellpack (017687 71177) for takeaway sandwiches and healthy evening meals, Bar eS (017687 75222) for Mexican tapas and good craft beers and Casa Bella (017687 75575) for Italian cuisine.

Each Pod has a kettle, Nespresso coffee maker, crockery, cutlery and utensils. Dining table and chairs. Underfloor heating. Lockable french doors. Outside there is a wooden deck, seating, a picnic bench and BBQ. Firepits for hire. Spectacular views. Parking for two cars. A small paddock also available if guests are bringing horses in summer.

Ewe Love Camping Pods
Highgate Close
Troutbeck, Penrith
CA11 0SU

01768 482129