Burns Farm lies in the beautiful Valley St-Johns-in-the-Vale. An idyllic part of the Lake District. You just need walk off the site in any direction and it won’t be long before a hill comes under foot.
From some of the highest ground in England, to the loveliest walk on a disused railway line by the River Greta, this is one of the greatest places on the planet to take your boots.
Our nearest village, Threlked, is 1 mile away, and just off the A66. There you will find tasty bar meals in three excellent pubs – perfect for a stroll out for an evening drink or refueling worn-out walkers.
Burns Farm is proud of it’s little jewel ‘Tewet Tarn’, our own little lake set amid the rugged undulating little tors of Low and High Rigg, with picturesque views of the Vale and the campsite with Skiddaw in the background.
Tewet Tarn is ideal for a lovely evening stroll or a nice walk for the kids or your faithful four-legged friend. From there it’s a short walk up Low Rigg to the St John’s-in-the-Vale church from which the valley gets its name.
The church had been a centre for worship for over 400 years.The present building dates from 1845, though there has been a church on the site for much longer. Although located in an isolated spot, the road, which passes the church was once an important road, part of a track, which leads from Matterdale over to Wanthwaite and on to the Naddle Valley. The church welcomes many visitors who happen on it on their journey over High Rigg. The building conveys a warm atmosphere, which is conducive to peace and prayer.
Castlerigg Stone Circle
The stunning Stone Circle at Castlerigg high above Keswick and surrounded by Lakeland fells is just a ‘stones throw’ away. One of the most well-known and best-preserved circle in Cumbria, a ring of 38 stones stands within a spectacular ring of mountains. Looking to the north you see Skiddaw and Blencathara, to the south High Rigg and Helvellyn, to the west the Derwent Fells and to the east through a gap, the Northern Pennines.