Torver, CONISTON, Cumbria, LA21 8BP Grid Ref: SD 281957
Tranearth Hut lies in a secluded location a short distance outside Torver (nearest parking is 1km away by foot).
The hut offers easy access to the Coniston, Seathwaite and Dunnerdale Fells, providing a variety of options for climbing, walking and mountain biking. Nearby attractions include The Old Man of Coniston, Dow Crag.
The hut consists of a converted two-storey barn and a nearby cottage, the two linked by a single storey kitchen. The barn (which is entered first) has a large cosy common room heated by a solid fuel stove. Upstairs there are bunks for about 20 people, two showers, two toilets and washbowls. Care should be taken using the upper bunks (up to three layers). The kitchen is large and well appointed with professional-standard stainless steel worktops, storage for food, two large fridges (with ice boxes), microwave, two stoves, automatic washing machine, kettles, toasters, crockery, pans (including a few very large for parties), and cutlery. In the cottage are found a drying room with electric heater and dehumidifier; women’s shower and toilet; additional unisex shower and toilet. Upstairs are two cosy dormitories with two tier bunks accomodating 12 and the private LC&CC members’ room. Heating for the dormitories and washrooms is by night storage heaters which are on continuously in winter. Fire security is good, with a modern sophisticated warning system with emergency lighting and ground level fire exits from the upstairs dormitories. Behind the hut is a lean-to (former coal shed) which could be used for up to about 3/4 bikes and it is lockable (and locked). Key can be made available on request.
Groups only. Sorry no pets allowed. No vehicular access – approx. 1km. walk from car park to hut .
Please note that the hut contains a small members room, for exclusive use by LC&CC members at any time. This means that the hut is not 100% guaranteed for exclusive use.