Boutique campsite to pop up on the Lowther Estate this summer

The imposing facade of Lowther Castle

A pop-up campsite with a focus on rewilding after months at home is set to feature within the Lake District’s Lowther Estate this summer.

Camp Eden will run from July 19th to August 16th, encouraging visitors to take part in a variety of outdoor activities while enjoying upmarket accommodation.

After a day of hiking, cycling or wild swimming, guests can relax in a luxury bell tent, Bedouin tent or Indian shikar tent.

Alternatively, Camp Eden is also offering pitch and park spots, where up to four people can enjoy the surroundings and amenities while sleeping in their own tent.

In the evenings there will be camp fires, craft beer and woodfired pizzas available.

The site is being launched by the creative team behind Kendal Calling, the music festival that has been held in the Lake District since 2010.

They said: “Camp Eden will be an incredible experience for anyone desperate to escape to nature and unlock their wild side.

“After what’s been a long 12 months, we’re excited to look forward to a summer of rekindling our passion for the great outdoors.”

The pop-up site will be a unique opportunity to stay within the grounds of Lowther Castle, which is located just outside Penrith.

When it was constructed in the 19th century it featured 365 rooms, but was gutted in 1957, leaving behind impressive ruins that provide an especially dramatic backdrop to any camping trip.

Visitors will be able to explore the ruins, discover the extensive gardens and set off on an adventure through the estate’s woodland.

The on-site adventure playground features one of the largest tree houses anywhere in the world, highlighting Camp Eden’s appeal for both families and groups.

Bikes can also be hired from the estate, putting the nearby attractions of the Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre, Aira Force waterfall and Ullswater Lake within easy reach.



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