About Us

About Us

About Us

Kestrel Lodge started out life as High Close Farm, a working 18th century farm. Since then it has had many transformations. It’s been a clubhouse, a bunkhouse, a youth hostel, a retreat for local school children, an outward bounds centre, and now a family home and campsite.

When we found Kestrel Lodge we were immediately smitten with the area. As a family of campers and outdoor enthusiasts we decided to bring good old fashioned camping back to this area of the Lake District with the addition of a few mod cons. Making Kestrel Lodge Campsite a place we hope you’d want to return to, time and time again.

As campers we saw many sites becoming full of caravans and lodges. We wanted somewhere visitors would be able to camp, walk, and enjoy the natural area. And with this the idea was born.

Our ethos is simple; small, quiet, friendly, traditional, but with nice hot showers, and somewhere to clean your boots and dogs. A covered area for rainy days, and a large space for camp fires. A campsite where campfires are allowed and where you can walk or cycle for days without needing to get in your car. A campsite where you can easily walk to a pub that offers good food, traditional ale, and a warm welcome.

Well, folks, with the second lockdown we've now decided to call it quits for 2020Next year we'll be open by the Mayday bank holiday, but are uncertain of Easter at this point because of COVID lockdowns and the like so we'll let you all know on that front as we know what's going on. We are still able to take your bookings for next year so please call 017687 76752 or email to let us know you're coming.