Your adventure starts here!
Experience the beauty of the Lake District from the comfort of our Nordic Tipis. A raised wooden floor, a woodburning stove to keep you toasty on those chilly eves, sheep skins to lounge on and outstanding views in two stunning locations: Great Langdale and Coniston Water.
Situated in the heart of the Lake District National Park, at the top of the picturesque Great Langdale valley surrounded by iconic mountains, tarns and climbing routes. The Tipis are on the National Trust, Great Langdale campsite: winner of the TGO magazine awards 2014 for best accommodation and, also best winter camping spots in the Guardian. This is testament not only to the stunning location but also to the dedication of the management team and the campsite rangers. The tipis are in a secluded corner of the campsite with uninterrupted and poetry inspiring views of Bowfell, the Langdale Pikes and only half a mile walk from the legendary Climbers’ bar at the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel and the National Trust Sticklebarn.
Our tipis overlooking Coniston Water are situated on the National Trust’s Hoathwaite Campsite a couple of miles from the village of Coniston. Far-reaching views over the lake and walks up the old Man of Coniston, ambles around Tarn Hows, cycle rides to the Bluebird Cafe, trips on Steam Yacht Gondola or hire of kayaks to explore the waters of Coniston, are just a few of the nearby attractions and activities that this refreshingly simplistic and rural location offers. See and hear the story of Campbell’s world record water speed attempt in the wonderful Ruskin museum, don your sailing caps and spirit of adventure and take a rowing boat to explore the small islands and secluded shorelines: inspiration behind Arthur Ransom’s Swallows and Amazons.
Each tipi is on a raised wooden platform for added comfort and equipped with a woodburning stove for those cooler nights, sheep skins, a lantern, fairy lights, a complimentary basket of logs and kindling for your first night’s stay (the campsite reception shop sells bags of logs should you need more). We wish to retain the joyful simplicity of gathering together under canvas, sharing a yarn and having a brew - these are adventure tents.
What to bring:
Sleeping bag/mat, cooking equipment, a sense of adventure and a smile!
What to leave behind:
Your tent and stress!
If you wish to experience a few unforgettable evenings after a long day’s hike, lounging on sheep skins with friends or family to the crackling glow of a woodburning stove keeping you warm as you gaze out over the silhouettes of the fells lit by the Milky Way.. then, this is for you!