The Chalet


The Gordon Walker Chalet

The Gordon Walker Chalet provides self-catering accommodation in the Newlands Valley for parties  of up to 16 people. It is open only to members of the Ramblers and affiliated organizations. No pets are allowed.

For further information and for reservations, contact Denise Copson (telephone: 01524-847868).

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£10 per night for members of the Ramblers' Association
£20 per night for members of affiliated clubs

Gordon Walker was a member of the Ramblers from Workington. His dream of a place in the Lake District where members could take a cheap holiday was realized in 1962.

The purpose-built chalet is next to the village hall in the tiny village of Stair in the Newlands Valley, three miles from Keswick. It is overlooked by Causey Pike and Barrow; Cat Bells and Maiden Moor are not far away. Postcode CA12 5UF.

The original building comprised two bedrooms, a kitchen/common room, a small scullery, and two toilets. Over the years the chalet has been extended and improved. It now caters for 16 people in two bedrooms, each with four double bunks. Toilets and showers are en suite, and there is an excellent drying room, a fully equipped kitchen, a pantry with fridge/freezer, and plenty of hot water.

Chalet Photos

Frequently Asked Questions


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What are the self-catering facilities?

There is a fully equipped kitchen for 16 with fridge/freezer, cooker and microwave.