Bothy (long) weekend at Loweswater

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Bothys and Mountain Huts
May 05

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Basic Accommodation, high-level hiking

Something a bit different - Three nights (5-8 May) at Holme Wood Bothy. New to OutdoorLads, this very off-the-beaten-track and basic accommodation is set in the most spectacular of locations, just metres from the shore of Loweswater. The six-sleeper bothy is effectively a stone tent with just a few added comforts such as a wood-burning stove and extra coziness!

At about 1km front the nearest road, this wild and remote location gives us a chance to bag the Lowes Water wainwrights: Mellbreak, Hen Comb, Gavel Fell, Blake Fell, Burnbank Fell (Gpx route). When we're not exploring the high ground, we can simply go hiking around the woods, look for the secret waterfall of Holme Force, which hides amongst the woods, or paddle in the lake. We will almost certainly visit Kirkstile Inn for a Loweswater gold at some point.

There is no electricity so no appliances. The only source of heating is a wood burner in the main living room area. We will bring logs. 

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Image Credits:

National Trust bothy In Holme Wood on shores of Loweswater. © Copyright Russel Wills and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

On Loweswater Fell - Looking SW from below the SE top to Loweswater. Carling Knott and Holme Wood are across the lake. © Copyright Ian Taylor and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Fishing boat on the shore of Loweswater - Low Fell on the left. © Copyright Russel Wills and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Ground floor at Holme Wood Bothy, Loweswater, Lake District | © National Trust Images / Roger Coulam