Located Between ‘The Lake District’ and ‘The Pennines’

Drybeck Farm Glamping holidays are situated in idyllic countryside in North East Cumbria. We are beautifully secluded on the banks of the River Eden in a little known area that nestles between the Lake District and the Pennine fells. We are a short walk from the village of Armathwaite.

The nearby Carlisle-Settle railway line provides access to many attractions of the area; the Border City of Carlisle to the north and the upper reaches of the Eden Valley to the south and on to the Yorkshire Dales and ultimately the city of Leeds.

With Armathwaite having its own station on this famous line you can easily arrive for your stay at Drybeck by train with excellent links to the mainline stations of Carlisle on the West Coast Main Line and Leeds on the East Coast Main Line. We can arrange to pick you up from the station, and for a truly magical start to your holiday we can pick you up by horse and carriage.

Within easy driving distances are the attractions of the Northern Pennines, Hadrian’s Wall and the Borders, the Solway coast and the Lake District National Park. Alternatively you can lose yourself into the peace of Drybeck, drinking in the atmosphere and wildlife. The area is a wildlife haven with buzzards, herons, woodpeckers and kingfishers being commonly sighted. On occasion foxes, deer and even otters can also be seen.

All this combined with a pint at one or both of our two local pubs is sure to provide a holiday to remember.



Enjoying peace and solitude Drybeck is easily reached by both road and rail.

Reaching us by Road:

From the North:

  • Leave the M6 at junction 42 and follow the A6 south towards Penrith.
  • After approximately 6 miles take the left turn signposted for Armathwaite.
  • When you arrive at a T junction after 1 ½ miles turn right into Armathwaite village.
  • In the centre of the village keep straight on towards Wetheral and after 1 mile turn right, signposted Low House and Drybeck.
  • After 300 yards you will find Drybeck on the right on a sharp left hand bend.

From the South:

  • Leave the M6 at junction 41.
  • Take the 4th exit off the roundabout signposted for Penrith and Carlisle.
  • At the next roundabout take the second exit on to the A6 north towards Carlisle.
  • After approximately 7 miles take the right turn signposted for Armathwaite and follow the directions as above.

Reaching us By Rail:

We can arrange pickups from Armathwaite station on the Carlisle-Settle line, the trains on which also serve Leeds, and from Penrith or Carlisle on the London – Glasgow West Coast Main Line.


  •   My first visit to Drybeck Farm,booked Evelyn the gypsy caravan for myself my friend and my pooch. I could not believe at first how beautiful this 'oasis of calm'was even just driving in.We were met and welcomed by Steve who took us over to our...More

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  •   We stayed here for two nights in June. The first night was dry but cold (we sat out round the fire pit). For the second night it rained nonstop (we sat it round the wood burning stove). Despite this, we return and we will recommend...More

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  •   Had a couple of days at this quirky hideaway in the Cumbrian countryside . Stayed in the wigloo which was very cosy everything we needed Drybeck Farm supplied. We were greeted by Steve whom wAs welcoming and friendly he gave us a brief tour and...More

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  •   We were truly amazed by how beautiful this site is. We went following a recommendation by a friend for a long weekend away and I can honestly say it’s one of the most beautiful and relaxing sites I’ve ever stayed on. Steve was a great...More

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  •   We stayed in the Evelyn living wagon and had a lovely relaxed weekend, so peaceful and great distance between other accomodations. Steve was great and really helpful and friendly. We will definitely be returning very soon and trying the wigloo out.

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  •   Absolutely amazing!! Steve was fab - so personable and he even let our twins feed his horses. Lovely site and amazingly clean. We couldn’t have asked for more. Oh! The breakfast was gorgeous and the hot tub Devine. Lots of family fun - well worth...More

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  •   Lovely place to camp alongside a slow river. The big round tent is ideal to socialise with friends in the evening with a good meal from the cosy kitchen after a day's hike. The owners are always there to help. Lovely place!

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  •   Me and my partner recently stayed here for 3 days and found it to be exactly what we were looking for in. Had everything we needed and a good equipped kitchen. The host was great and available if we needed anything and friendly.we have recommended...More

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