Bawd Hall
Luxury Self-Catering

In common with other accommodation businesses, Bawd Hall is currently closed as a result of the coronavirus.  We are preparing to re-open on 4 July, which is the earliest re-opening date for the hospitality sector including accommodation. Further guidance is scheduled to be published by the Government on 15 June and VisitBritain plan to launch their customer confidence scheme on the same date. Businesses will be invited to prepare and submit risk assessment information so that they can receive a Mark that they can display showing their compliance with all necessary measures.  

If you have specific dates in the future when you would like to come, please get in touch either by telephone to the owner, Alison Evens on 01900 828189, by email to or by completing the on-line booking enquiry form on our availability and prices page  Where dates are available, we will hold those dates for you as a provisional booking with a view to confirming your booking and taking payment once it becomes clear that you will be able to travel to the Lake District. 

Walking holidays at Bawd Hall

Bawd Hall is the ideal base for a walking holiday. There is no need even to drive to your starting point (and find car parking) as there are so many walks to be had starting at the house:

  • great walks straight from the door, from a gentle stroll by the beck to an all-day hike around the "Newlands Round" ;
  • four bathrooms, all with a choice of bath or shower, to clean up and refresh afterwards;
  • plenty of space for boots and coats
  • large lounge and garden room to gather in and share the experience;
  • utility room equipped with washing machine, plus a large drying room with a tumble dryer;
  • central heating throughout (and an open fire if you want it);
  • maps, books and internet access to plan your activities.

For more information, see the walking section of “Your Stay”.

Our guests say...

  • "What a fabulous cottage – walks galore from the door." - J, N.Yorkshire
  • "The house is amazing. We love the views and we enjoyed walking all the fells that we could see.." - B&S, Devon
  • "Blessed with good weather we enjoyed walks from Buttermere to Red Pike… before being drawn to our best walk from the house up Robinson and down via Hindscarth." - MS, Sussex
  • "We love Bawd Hall, it lived up to every expectation. Great to be able to walk from the door every day and not to have to drive." - JH

The Lake District offers the finest walking in England, from lakeside strolls to mountain marathons. Some of our favourite local walks are:

  • Causey Pike and the ridge to Crag Hill;
  • extend this to do the "Coledale Round" over Hopegill Head and Grisedale Pike (or do those from Whinlatter);
  • stroll along the side of Derwent Water and take the boat around the lake or into Keswick;
  • Maiden Moor, Hindscarth and Robinson – super ridge walking (you can see this from the house);
  • Aikin Knott, Ard Crags and Knott Rigg (another fine ridge just out of the door);
  • add the last two together for a super but very full round walk from the house;
  • walk around Buttermere – tranquil and with excellent pubs;
  • not forgetting Catbells with its lovely views of Derwent Water.

Sit in the garden and plan your walk by eye. Or you can drive a short distance to climb Skiddaw, Blencathra, Great Gable or Scafell Pike among many others.