A climber in the Lake District

Lake District Easter Weekend


14/04/2022 - 18/04/2022    
All Day


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**The camping barn is fully booked**

You can still attend this meet by arranging your own accommodation elsewhere. Some are staying at Seathwaite Farm so there will be a group there too.
If you do book elsewhere please sign up below using the ‘Own accommodation elsewhere’ ticket type. Only book using this if you have actually booked somewhere! There will be no extra space OR parking space at the barn.

Mountains, lakes and Grasmere gingerbread! The Lake District is England’s only truly mountainous area and a unique place to climb! It’s ideal for everyone with some easily accessible climbing, long adventurous walk-ins or a spot of Wainwright ticking. And we get to enjoy the lot for 4 days!


The Lake District is home to some stunning scenery and climbing, featuring both Trad and Sport climbing ranging from low grades and up!

Guidebooks available:

  • Lake District Rock
  • Lakes Bouldering

(Please book out from the SCC Library at Boulder Shack in the normal way!)


We will be staying at the charming Dinah Hoggus Camping Barn in the beautiful Borrowdale Valley. The bunkhouse has been booked for 4 nights from Thursday 14th to Monday 18th April to maximise the amount of time away… more time, more climb!

There are only 12 spaces in the barn, if this fills up there are other options such as camping which we will follow up in due course (or you can arrange your own).


This is a basic camping barn. There is a cooking and eating area on the ground floor, witDinah Hoggus Internalh an electric kettle, microwave, single electric cooking ring. Sleeping accommodation is on the first floor (12 Mattresses provided, bring your own bedding/sleeping bag/pillow). The washbasin and toilet are in a separate room complete with shower. (Electric clothes drier is provided). Electricity is charged extra (Meter read at start and end of stay).


We will provide breakfast (toast, jam etc) and tea/coffee/milk and 2 evening meals (volunteers for cooking welcome). As the cooking facilities are very limited (1 ring stove and a microwave), we would like to know if anyone has a large camping stove that they would not mind bringing along. If the weather is good one evening, we would like to try and have a BBQ so please bring any equipment you have and bring your own meats/veggie options (there will be opportunities to shop).


Address:  Dinah Hoggus Camping Barn, Stonecroft, Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5XB.Map of location of Dinah Hoggus Camping Barn

OS Grid Reference: NY 25919 15020
Google:  Dinah Hoggus Camping Barn

From Keswick take the B5289, 5 miles down the Borrowdale Valley. The barn is on the left just over the bridge at Rosthwaite (follow sign for Hazel Bank Hotel).

Please try and car share as much as possible to reduce our carbon footprint and avoid parking issues.


£58 for the 4 nights in the bunkhouse, including 4 breakfasts and 2 dinners.


Sign up below to reserve your space.

Important – Please read…

Climbing in the Lake District

Many of the Lake District crags and climbing venues are located in either Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) or Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) designations with a high level of legal protection for wildlife and geology. It is essential to help preserve these vulnerable environments, so please remember to take all rubbish with you and leave no trace.

Bottles and tins to be taken to recycle at Scafell Car park and all rubbish must be taken away at the end of our stay.


This is a camping barn, so bring everything you would normally take for camping (except the tent!).


  • Sleeping bag, pillow
  • *Bring a bowl, plate, cutlery, mug and/or glass*
  • Climbing gear such as Helmet, harness, climbing shoes, belay device
  • Don’t forget your waterproofs, good footwear/walking boots (but also sunscreen, swimming togs etc – who knows what the weather will bring!)

If you own the following please bring these too:

  • Trad rack
  • Quickdraws
  • Half ropes (for Trad), single rope (Sport)
  • BBQ (if you want one!) and utensils
  • Any large cooking stove

If you are looking to borrow any club kit for the meet, please see the Club Gear page.

Finally – travelling

We encourage you to car share where possible. It is a long journey, so we should be mindful of the environmental impact of driving separately. Additionally, sharing the cost of fuel is an obvious advantage to sharing. Finally, parking is usually tight at bunkhouses, so the fewer vehicles the better.

Camping suggestion:

If you still want to come but have missed out on the bunkhouse space, you can always consider camping. Some of us will be staying at Seathwaite Farm Campsite, but there are others in the area.

This particular campsite is ~2.5 miles away from the bunkhouse, it’s £7pppn plus a one-off charge for a tent/van and they do accept late arrivals but you must be respectful of other campers. Payment is cash only on arrival. Contact them directly to book either via their contact form on the site or via email at info@seathwaitefarmcamping.co.uk




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There are 5 of 22 spaces remaining