General Information

Burnthwaite B&B is a farmhouse bed & breakfast on a working farm at the foot of the mountains.


Run by Georgina & Andrew, Burnthwaite is the closest accommodation to Kirkfell, Great Gable and Sty Head Pass, a gateway to the surrounding mountains including the Scafell massif, and after a day's walk just ten minutes walk from the local food and drink served at Ritson's Bar at the Wasdale Head Inn, the birthplace of British climbing


About Burnthwaite Farm

Burnthwaite Farm is a working farm with both cattle and sheep. Situated at the head of the Wasdale Valley, the farm covers part of the flat valley floor and a large area of upland fells.


The sheep are traditional Lakeland Herdwicks


Burnthwaite has been a farm since the 1600's and taking guests since the 1700's as people travelled east on the pack horse route over Styhead Pass.


You'll be given a warm welcome at Burnthwaite, a hearty breakfast to set you up for the day ahead and packed lunches are available to order.

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