Shepherd's huts near Scafell Pike with hiking

At 978 metres high, the behemoth of Scafell Pike is the tallest mountain in England and, whether you’re seeing it or scaling it, there's no denying that it's one of the highlights of any visit to the Lake District.

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10 top shepherd's huts sites near Scafell Pike with hiking

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Woodman's Huts

3 units · Glamping1 acre · Cumbria, North West England
Beautiful handmade shepherd's huts in the heart of the picturesque South Lakes
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£110
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The Damson Shepherd's Hut

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Cumbria, North West England
A shepherd's hut for two in the lesser-known Lyth Valley, four miles from Lake Windermere
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Garrison Shepherd's Huts

4 units · Glamping10 acres · Bowness On Solway, England
Shepherd’s hut glamping near Hadrian’s Wall and the Solway Firth.
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Hut in the Sheep Wash

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Grizedale, England
A shepherd’s hut in it’s own riverside field in Cumbria
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Thorneymire Woodland Retreat

2 units · Glamping3 acres · Hawes, North Yorkshire, North East England
We have a cabin and a shepherd's hut located within our 3 acres of privately owned ancient woodland in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Guests can escape and relax amongst the trees whilst watching the red squirrels and the stars at night. At the bottom of the woodland runs Widdale Beck where guests can find secluded spots to enjoy the sound of the water and some wild swimming.
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£115
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Hadrian’s Wall Campsite

3 units · Glamping4 acres · Northumberland, North East England
Less than a mile away from Hadrian’s Wall
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Hollow Gill Huts

3 units · Glamping1 acre · Settle, England
Shepherd's huts with views across the Yorkshire Dales near Settle
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Copy House Hideaway

2 units · Glamping1 acre · Lancashire, North West England
Luxury shepherd's huts with wood-fired hot tubs and an adjoining log cabin for extra space
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Oldstead Retreat

2 units · Glamping85 acres · Thirsk, England
Cockerdale is a hidden valley located in the North York Moors National Park (a dark skies reserve). Guests can stay in one of two high quality shepherds huts situated under a dutch barn on the edge of the farmstead. Guests can watch deer roam pass, bird watch, cycle and walk straight from the door or go further afield and enjoy all of the amenities of the national park.
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Logfire Holidays

3 units · Glamping2 acres · Afonwen, Mold, Wales
Emily Rose and Finch are set in our field garden, surrounded by farm land, high in the Clwydian range. Our hilltop setting affords far-reaching valley views and access to fabulous walks along Offa's Dyke from the doorstep. This is a perfect spot for nature lovers, star gazers and those wanting peace. The North Wales countryside and coastlines are waiting to be explored - think castles and beaches. Snowdonia and Liverpool can be reached in under an hour so why not add city sights and adrenaline fuelled mountain adventures to your holiday activity list, then return to laze in a hammock, picnic under the apple trees, and enjoy evenings around the fire-pit.
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Star Hosts in Scafell Pike

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Part of the popular Three Peaks Challenge, Scafell Pike acts as a constant draw for peak-baggers and outdoor lovers and as a result the area around it is surrounded by excellent campsites and a few lovely glamping sites too. Bring the tent, load up the campervan and don’t forget the OS Map, England's highest mountain awaits...

Shepherd's huts near Scafell Pike with hiking guide

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Camping and glamping near Scafell Pike

If you’re looking for camping or glamping near Scafell Pike, you’re probably planning on hitting the heights and adding summiting England’s highest mountain to your list of achievements. But it’s well worth considering camping or glamping in this park of the Lake District for the scenery alone. There’s something truly special about watching the sun rise or set behind the peaks – and the best way to experience that is by pitching up in the shadow of the mountains. There are plenty of campsites in the area around Scafell Pike from back-to-basics campsites in the Eskdale and Borrowdale Valleys, where you can pitch up in stone-walled meadows with Herdwick sheep baa-ing in the background, to luxurious glamping sites with fancy facilities. We’ve searched high on the slopes and down in the valleys to bring the best bell tents, yurts, shepherds’ huts, camping pods and plain old camping pitches in this collection of camping and glamping sites near Scafell Pike.

Things to do near Scafell Pike

The hike up Scafell Pike is top of the list for most people staying in the area around England’s highest mountain. The well-trodden routes to the top are relatively achievable by hikers of all ages when the weather’s good, with other mountains in the national park – Helvellyn, Blencathra and Skiddaw to name but a few – providing bigger hiking challenges. The question is which route will you take? The shortest and most-popular route is a six-mile return trip from Wasdale Head, north of Wastwater with longer and gentler routes from Seathwaite. Check out advice from the National Trust before planning your visit. And if Scafell Pike is a little too daunting, this part of the national park offers limitless other options for fell walking with mountainside tarns and waterfalls as tempting destinations for your trekking.

The closest Lake District attractions to you will be determined by which side of Scafell Pike you’ve opted to stay on. From the Seathwaite side, you are close to Derwentwater and Keswick with the famous Derwent Pencil Museum and the Keswick Launch for trips on the lake among the attractions. The Honister Slate Mine, at the head of Honister Pass, is en route between here and Buttermere. Stop off to look around the last working slate mine in England or for some adventure sport on the Honister Via Ferrata. If you're staying on the Wasdale Head side of Scafell, you’re closer to Wastwater and the attractions of Eskdale which include the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, Muncaster Castle and Eskdale Mill. It's also the closest part of the national park to the coast. For more information on things to do in the area visit the Lake District National Park website.

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Part of the popular Three Peaks Challenge – climbing the highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland – Scafell Pike in the Lake District National Park acts as a constant draw and is surrounded, at its base, by a handful of excellent campsites. So bring the tent or load up the campervan, England's highest mountain awaits...

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