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#5026 - 03/01/05 03:08 AM Camping Barns/Bunk Houses
Arial Offline
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Registered: 16/11/04
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Could someone tell me how camping barns/bunk houses work?

Both my friend and I plan on bringing sleeping bags(just in case), but not all the additional camping gear. Thus camping barns & bunk houses seem like a possible way to cut costs. And while a couple pints and a bite at the pub are just fine for dinner, I am a little more than a bit grumpy without my coffee in the morning.

What usually comes in a camping barn/bunk house? Would I need to bring merely the coffee pot, or the entire stove set-up as well?

Sorry if I seem a bit dense.
"For we have seen on our way and fallen in love with a world that will pass in a twinkling" (Czeslaw Milosz).

#5027 - 03/01/05 10:19 AM Re: Camping Barns/Bunk Houses
tonyk Offline
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Registered: 16/02/04
Posts: 1033
Loc: UK
I presume you mean Dubcote barn? Its fully equipped so cooking won't be a problem.The barn is about a mile from Horton so its quite a walk to the pub.Well worth staying at though because it has drying and washing facilities and is far better than most YH's.You will need a lightweight sleeping bag in most barns as they only have blankets on the bed.

#5028 - 07/01/05 08:12 PM Re: Camping Barns/Bunk Houses
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Registered: 07/01/05
Posts: 26
Loc: edale
They vary a lot,some of the bunkhouses are like "hostel-lite" including well equiped kitchens, showers and hot water.Most bunkhouses provide bedding, you'd need your YHA type sheet-bag though.Camping barns are more basic, weather tight building,sleeping platform ,toilet and cold water supply.Just think of camping barns as camping but without the tent!


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