Keskadale is the upper part of Newlands Valley and takes its name from the beck that flows from Robinson fell. The caravan at Keskadale is situated on a traditional working farm with Swaledale sheep and Limousin beef cattle. You may also see the resident guinea fowl patrolling the fields and hedges. The caravan offers modest, clean, and comfortable accommodation in two bedrooms and an open plan living area boasting superb views across the valley.
High above Keskadale the twin peaks of Knott Rigg and Ard Crags form an impressive backdrop to the farm. Wainwright was particularly fond of the walk on these two tops and took the liberty of naming one of the ridges Keskadale Edge in honour of the farm below. The Newlands Valley is an excellent location for walkers. It offers some of the best ridge walks in the Lake District. Height is gained quickly and there are several outstanding horseshoe walks in the valley including the Dale Head and Coledale horseshoes.
Keskadale is within easy driving distance of Buttermere, Braithwaite and Derwentwater. It is also a superb base for cyclists as the Newlands Pass offers several exciting hairpin bends and testing hills. It forms a circuit with the Whinlatter Pass or a longer circuit with Honister Pass providing thrilling road cycling and magnificent scenery.
The Swinside Inn is the only pub in the valley. It is a traditional pub serving good food and beer. There is a newly opened outside bar that allows you to admire the view whilst supping a pint. There are also pubs in Braithwaite and Buttermere. Keswick is a short drive away boasting plenty of pubs, shops, cafes and restaurants. Keswick also has an Art Deco Cinema and a theatre.