The Carlisle club’s hut is beautifully situated in the remote Newlands Valley, in the northern Lake District. Despite its remote atmosphere it is just thirty minutes drive from Keswick. The hut sleeps 16 in alpine hut style bunks. Access has been improved recently with the addition of a less steep staircase by one of our master craftsman members.
Climbers and walkers run on food, and the hut has bottled gas cookers. By the time visits are allowable after the pandemic, its iconic gas lighting is likely to be replaced by much more sustainable LED electric lighting, supplied by solar PV and a battery bank.
Historically, one of the most attractive features is the pot-bellied coke stove which dominates the main sitting area. Many an atmospheric evening has been spent around that stove after a few amber nectars in the nearby hostelries.
The building’s cold water supply comes straight from the fells above the hut & needs to be treated or boiled before drinking. This also supplies a flushing toilet. An outside toilet! Our facilities are basic and this is the unique character that is appreciated by those wishing to get away from it all.