Skiddaw Shepherd’s Hut

The Skiddaw camp at Scales Plantation is made up of a beautiful handcrafted Shepherd’s hut, a wooden kitchen and bathroom shelter and a compost loo, all in a clearing in the middle of the wood with views over a pond.


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Simple wooden furniture gives the hut a traditional rustic feel, yet it’s extremely comfortable. The full-size double bed and bunks have feather down duvets and blankets to sink into. There is a wood burner for heating, but the interior of the hut is kept uncluttered thanks to a separate shelter housing the kitchen and bathroom just outside, which can be opened up to give the chef or bather a unique feeling of being in the woods, or tightly closed if the weather turns.

There are hobs, a fridge and a bath with a shower attached, all gas powered, plus a fire pit for more traditional campfire cookery. Groceries can be supplied by your hosts. Simply order before you get there from the list provided and get a delivery of local, seasonal produce to your camp for your arrival.  The clearing includes a fire pit for outdoor cooking