The Barn Door Shop

Situated at the head of the Wasdale valley in the very heart of the English Lake District the Barn Door Shop offers everything the walker, climber & camper could need. From boots to waterproofs, maps to ice axes, we stock an extensive quality range of clothes & equipment which we are happy to demonstrate and advise upon

The shop is owned and run by keen and experienced mountaineers who are always happy to advise on clothing, equipment and routes

The Campsite, formerly run from the shop, has been operated by the Inn since March 2012

Walking & Climbing at the Barn Door Shop

We stock a huge range of both technical and non technical walking and climbing clothing and equipment. We are stockists for Paramo, Scarpa, Zamberlan, Leki, Petzl, DMM, Wild Country, Beal, Black Diamond, Weird Fish, Jack Wolfskin and many more besides


We stock a large range of books including local guides to cumbria , UK and international rock & trekking guides, a comprehensive instructional range and a truly huge selection of mountaineering based fiction. We are also pleased to be able to offer a book find and order service. Please contact us on the email below for more details

Mail Order

We are able to offer a mail order service on all our stocked goods, particularly Paramo and Books. As an independent retailer we are also able to order most items even if we do not hold them as a stock line, please contact us for more information on this service


Jim, Jo or Nikki on:

019467 26384 or  

The Barn Door Shop

Wasdale Head



CA20 1EX