Wanderlusts – Cumbria
Gypsy caravan for 2 from £150 per night
1 gypsy caravan for 4 with pull-out double and two bunks for children
Suitable for children of all ages
Not suitable for pets
Children are welcome at a supplement of £20 per child per night. We’re sorry, due to the nature of the trip Wanderlusts isn't suitable for pets.
Life on the road
Slow travel has never been slower! While Charlie & Bob, the two horsepower team at the heart of Wanderlusts, clop along in front, you'll be free to relax into the gentle rumble of life on the road. Barny, the driver, will guide the wagons through the lanes to one of three beautiful camps. This is a relaxing, but a gently active break: your legs will lighten the load for the horses by carrying you up the steeper hills, while collecting and carrying water, lighting the campfire, bringing or buying your own food and cooking in the open air are all essential parts of the experience - not to mention taking good care of your four-footed friends, which you'll be shown how to do. On your first evening, you'll pitch up at a camping place with the basics all ready, and you can even arrange some traditional entertainment from talented musician Katus, or simply be left in peace to cook up a storm on the tripod cauldron. The next day, stay put and settle in, explore the local area and enjoy being on holiday before another night tucked up in your cosy wagon. Charlie and Bob are back the next morning, when Barny will chauffeur you onwards - either back to the train station and home, or on to a new adventure at your next camping spot...the longer you stay, the more stops you'll make!
The potential sites for overnight stops
Little Salkeld Watermill Draw up between the brook and the mill race at a working watermill with organic bakery, café and deli. Breadmaking courses and milk from the goats on offer. Breakfast here is recommended.
The Bee Keeper's Quarry 2 miles outside Penrith, this disused farmers' quarry has been used by a beekeeper to house hives after being a traditional Romany camping spot. A wooded, secluded spot with lively bird life...
Ravensbridge An old mill converted sympathetically into a beautiful eco-home. Try out the wood-fired sauna before jumping straight in for a dip in the lake.
Drybeck Farm (already a Canopy & Stars place in its own right) a camp on the river Eden with animals to feed and the owners' own fresh produce to buy.
There's lots to take in about Wanderlusts, so consult 'Essentials' over on the right, for the important stuff. Submit an enquiry using the calendar and we will be in touch to answer any questions you may have, and to confirm your booking.
Whether you're searching for a romantic break or a family adventure your kids will never forget, Wanderlusts is perfect. Read about Tom's adventure here.