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).
£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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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There is a fully equipped kitchen for 16 with fridge/freezer, cooker and microwave.
Thursday 19 October 2017Meeting at 08:30, Starting at 09:30A strenuous 7 mile / 11.3 km walk
Saturday 21 October 2017Meeting at 09:00, Starting at 09:00A strenuous 9 mile / 14.5 km walk
Saturday 21 October 2017Meeting at 08:30, Starting at 09:30A strenuous 8 mile / 12.9 km walk
Saturday 21 October 2017Starting at 09:00A strenuous 9 mile / 14.5 km walk
Sunday 22 October 2017Starting at 10:00A moderate 7 mile / 11.3 km walk
Sunday 22 October 2017Starting at 09:15A moderate 8 mile / 12.9 km walk
Tuesday 24 October 2017Meeting at 09:20, Starting at 09:20A moderate 9 mile / 14.5 km walk
Wednesday 25 October 2017Meeting at 09:30, Starting at 10:15A leisurely 6 mile / 9.7 km walk
Wednesday 25 October 2017Meeting at 09:00, Starting at 10:15A moderate 9.5 mile / 15.3 km walk
Wednesday 25 October 2017Starting at 09:00A strenuous 10 mile / 16.1 km walk
Wednesday 25 October 2017Starting at 08:30A technical 13 mile / 20.9 km walk
Wednesday 25 October 2017Starting at 09:15A strenuous 10 mile / 16.1 km walk