Run by: Hazel Knight
The Lodge sleeps up to 15 in two dormitories, Blencathra and Pennine. The head gardener for Greystoke Castle used to reside in the main house and used the lodge to store all the home-grown fruit and supplies for the Howard family through the long winters. It is now fully kitted out with a fitted kitchen-diner, with every convenience including linen and towels, wet rooms, drying rooms and one of the toilets is easily accessible for the disabled. Tea, coffee, fruit juice, various cereals, bread butter and jams and milk are provided. The rest can be found at the local shop which is only 5 minutes walk and offers a good choice of fare. The Boot & Shoe pub serves excellent food and drink throughout the day, also fantastic homemade refreshments and more can be found at the Cycle Cafe, again only 5 minutes away.
Blencathra dorm: sleeps 4-5. Pennine Lodge: sleeps 8-10 (two rooms). £30pp. Distance from pub: 200 metres. Pk lunch: £6. Full English breakfast: £9. (or £3.50 for something simpler). Location: Grounds of Greystoke Castle, next to Stafford House.