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Wanderlusts – Cumbria

  • Gypsy caravan for 2 from £180 per night

    1 gypsy caravan for 4 with pull-out double and two sleeping mats for adults or children.

Suitable for children of all ages

Not suitable for pets

Extra adults or children are welcome at a supplement of £25 per person per night. We’re sorry, due to the nature of the trip Wanderlusts isn't suitable for pets.

Trundle through breathtaking Cumbria by chauffered horse drawn wagon.

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.

Our guests say...

"We had a lovely time.  Barney was so helpful and managed to tread the line between being welcoming, interesting and hospitable, and leaving us to enjoy our own time perfectly. The caravan was really special, and the campsite at Little Salkeld was perfect. The nature of the holiday means that taking care of your basic requirements (water, fire, food) means that you escape from the other pressures and cares in your day to day life, and for us anyway makes for a very relaxing break."



“It was the most relaxing holiday we have ever been on. … So well planned out.”  Read about Steve & Lisa's Wanderlusts adventure on our blog.


Steve & Lisa

I can’t tell you how much my friend and I loved the entire experience. Barny, Katus, Madog and Bill and Charlie (the horses) were all gorgeous, we had the most beautiful weather, the scenery was exquisite and, basically, I just want to move there now!


Ginny , London

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