Farm shop, cafe and activity site set in 155 acres with it's own lake. A gateway to the Northern Lake District, delicious in house baking and championing sustainability, low food miles and innovative rural enterprise.
Home to world famous Alpacaly Ever After's award winning Social Enterprise and their herd of
over 200 alpacas & llamas!


  • To be a model for sustainable, innovative, rural enterprise.
  • To champion high quality, eco-friendly, forward thinking, local suppliers.
  • To prioritize people and planet over profits, in terms of our customers, our suppliers, our team, our community, our landscape and our natural environment.
  • To offer a healthy, enjoyable and sustainable shopping and eating experience.
  • To provide an inspiring and memorable gateway to the Northern Lakes. 
  •  To offer a rewarding, supportive and ethical working environment to creative, talented and enterprising people. 

To support award winning social Enterprise Alpacaly ever After CIC in providing lifelong care to alpacas and llamas, and outstanding experiences for humans that are accessible to all and surrounded by the beauty of the Lake District World Heritage Site.   


Come and sample all of our amazing local produce! Such as:

  • Wild & Fruitful – Jams, marmalades, chutneys, sauces, honey & peanut butter made 10 miles from Basecamp!
  • Lakeland Mues – Delicious range of muesli made 17 miles from Basecamp!
  • The Lingholm Kitchen – Freshly made bread 10 miles from Basecamp!
  • Dark House Coffee Roasters – Keswick Coffee Roasters 10 miles from Basecamp!
  • Lakes Free Range Egg Company – 5 miles from Basecamp!
  • Wintertarn Dairy Butter – 2o miles from Basecamp!
  • Torpenhow Dairy – Organic milk & cheeses made 22 miles from Basecamp!
  • Silver & Green – Premium Mediterranean delicacies supplied 4 miles from Basecamp!

And more!

Come and try our NEW MENU!

We serve Breakfast (9am – 11:30am) & Lunch (12pm – 3pm) Monday to Saturday, with a special Sunday Lunch menu.

Fresh cakes, pies and pastries all made by our in house experts served daily.



We’re home to Alpacaly Ever After, an award winning social enterprise that re-home and rescue alpacas and llamas from all across the UK. They aim to give them a wonderful new home with the very best of care, while bringing people in touch with the landscape and the natural world through outstanding alpaca and llama experiences, accessible to all and surrounded by the beauty of the Lake District World Heritage Site.

Alpacaly Ever After offer Meet The Alpacas sessions if you’d like to come and take part in feeding time which are available to all ages and abilities.

For those looking to spend some more time with #TheWoollyArmy you can also take them for a walk around our very own lake at Basecamp North Lakes.

Booking is essential, for more info –


If you would like to get in touch you can use our contact form at the link below or –

Cafe | 017684 83322

Office | 017687 78328