The Simple Things


Seathwaite, Broughtoni­n-Furness, Cumbria


What’s special about it? Splendid isolation. If you’re looking for truly remote, you’d be hard pressed to find better than Turner Hall Farm in the Lake District’s Duddon Valley. It’s actually not that far from civilisati­on, but it feels like the Middle of Nowhere, given the wild and winding journey there. On busy summer weekends, fellow campers can take away from the isolated feel, but there’s still a raw, boulder-strewn beauty to the place, with private corners for sheltering in among the crags and drystone walls.

Things to do This one’s for keen walkers and climbers, located at the foot of the Old Man of Coniston and within reach of rugged fell walks, the lakes and all the national park has to offer. Recharge after your exertions at The Newfield Inn just ten minutes’ walk down the road in the hamlet of Seathwaite. It offers real ale, a real fire and real hearty food for refuelling hungry walkers.

Do we need to pack a trowel? Remote as it is, this site does have showers, a washing-up area and toilets. Dogs are welcome, too.

In the know The most spectacula­r way to arrive at Turner Hall Farm is to drive over the Wrynose

Pass, a steep zigzag of a road, often single-track. There’s a safer, long winding road via Broughton Mills. This site is a total wilderness when it comes to mobile phone coverage, making it ideal for those looking for a complete digital detox. duddonvall­

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