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Brunt Howe

Located in the centre of the Lake District National Park, this building is nestled in a copse on a fell side commanding views over Lake Windermere and across to the Langdale Pikes. At an elevation over 900 feet above sea level on the side of Loughrigg Fell, Brunt Howe is a refuge for the forestry workers who manage the land. A previous timber structure had been destroyed by fire and the new structure needed to be both highly durable in its exposed setting and respectful of its position within a National Park.


The building was constructed by local stonemasons using local slate predominately salvaged from the site. Timber balustrades, window reveals and security shutters for this remote location are constructed from larch. Internally, the building is heated by a traditional Norwegian log burning stove.