Slow down, unwind and retreat from the modern world, with one of 

Wanderlusts Escapes or Adventures


Wanderlusts offer the only roaming Horse-drawn Gypsy Caravan Holidays in Cumbria,

as well as now offering two totally off-grid retreats ,

The Bluebell Camp and The Blackthorn Camp.

All set in beautiful locations in and around Cumbria’s Eden Valley, a secret gem of tranquility, linking the Lake District National Park with the North PenninesArea of Outstanding Natural Beauty“.

We are a small family business living and working completely off grid!

With over twenty years experience of making, restoring and travelling thousands of miles on the highways and byways of both Britain and France in traditional horse drawn caravans, Barny combined his skills and experiences to create Wanderlusts Retreats and Adventures.


Horse-drawn Holidays

Trundle along quiet country lanes in a traditional horse drawn gypsy caravan before camping up at one of our secluded camps where you can cook over an open fire, maybe paddle in the streams and immerse yourselves in nature and the great outdoors, before nestling up for the night in the cosy gypsy wagon. 
Click here for more info, availability and to book a Horse-drawn Holiday
The Blackthorn Camp

The Blackthorn Camp is completely off-grid and comprises of an old Billy Smarts Circus wagon, a traditional Gypsy caravan and a rustic sauna converted from the old mobile bank of Scotland, a covered fire pit all nestled in by the stream.

Click here for more info, availability and to book a stay in The Blackthorn Camp

The Bluebell Camp

The Bluebell Camp

The Bluebell Camp is a completely off-grid Gypsy caravan retreat, comprising of two traditional bow top Gypsy caravans, a “cottage tent” kitchen, a covered fire pit, a dry compost toilet and the option of hiring our stream fed, wood fired hot tub!

Click here for more info, availability and to book a stay in The Bluebell Camp.


Please feel free to give me a call with any queries on 07815439130


Where horses safely graze…. Gill Bank camp



The Guardian made this little film about us in the early days of Wanderlusts back around 2012



For availability, prices and booking please go to our online booking calendar 






Wanderlusts is a unique and unusual business offering a range of services, from bespoke car-free horse-drawn and stationary gypsy caravan holidays,  beautiful horse drawn wedding transport, horse & cart rides 

Have a look through the galleries, and prices and if you have any questions please do contact us via email or give us a call on 07815439130

We look forward to hearing from you

firepit canopy, the outdoor kitchen!

firepit canopy, the outdoor kitchen!


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