Access to Bullpot Farm, the Campsite & Tackle Store for Members and a few guests during Covid-19 restrictions

Message from the Chairman,

As most of England is now in Tier 3 or 4 and Cumbria has been promoted(sic) to Tier 4 Bullpot Farm will be closed for inside use and for camping as of 31st Dec 2020 for the foreseeable future.
Access will still be available for essential maintenance and hut warden duties, especially as it is winter time. Please ignore information below.

Having ended National Lockdown this week Bullpot Farm is again open for use by members and guests who reside in areas that have been designated as tier 1 and tier 2.  The rule of 6 would apply to those from a tier 1 area and if from a tier 2 area it is open to those from a single household / support bubble. Unfortunately guidelines at this time do not allow us to open the hut to those who reside in a tier 3 area. I understand that the tier designations are being reviewed every 2 weeks with the first review being on 16th December so hopefully some of us might get to live under reduced restrictions soon.

The Farm has now been divided into two sections. The rear garden door gives access to the toilet and urinal, rear common room and members kitchen FOR CAMPERS. The gable end door gives access to the members room, guest kitchen and upstairs and is for people to use the bedrooms taking into account the conditions above. This has a different code to the back door. You will get this code when you book during the previous weekend. Bookings not used by Monday will be available to none members

Pre booking is essential  for use of the bedroom facilities and all bookings will be displayed on the website. Members must pre-book by the end of Sunday of the previous weekend then it can be opened up to non-member groups. Usual charges apply. Members £5, Guests £7. Booking Info and Diary here

Remember you need to bring personal cutlery, plates, cups etc with you. Pots and pans are available in the kitchens. There has been an issue with the central heating but this will hopefully be fixed in the next few days

Steve Gray.  RRCPC Chair

Facilities will be open for use from 8:00 pm Thursday to 8:00 pm Sunday. They have been arranged to comply with UK Government “Track & Trace” regulations and it important all Members comply with the instructions below otherwise the facilities will be closed without notice. Please use QR code on the back door if you have the App

QR code on back door


Camping is available in the back garden or the top bonfire field provided the following rules are followed. A member may bring one guest. £5 per night camping fee and £7 for non members. See notice on back garden door inside

  • First go to the Garden door and it is essential that you now Sign in using the instructions above.
  • Use the changing room toilet and wash basin, if required.
  • Make sure all door handles and surfaces or disinfected after use with sanitiser available or bring your own. Wipe down surfaces with toilet paper as well.
  • There are four Exterior power sockets located in the back garden for your use.
  • There is a BBQ and fire pit but you will need to bring your own axe and saw and fuel.
  • Access to rear common room plus kitchen. Remember social distancing


  • To obtain the Tackle Store key go to the back garden door sanitise your hands with the sanitiser provided or your own. Then use New Code to enter. The key is hanging on a hook on the right.
  • It is essential that you now Sign in to the book provided to comply with “Track & Trace”. Any members’ guests will need to provide full contact details. Usual charges apply.(see notice). Use the QR code if you have it on your phone.
  • You now have access to the three tackle stores.
  • The Sluice Room contains Grey Water and Drinking water taps, clearly labelled and hand washing facilities, along with a kettle for making a brew. You will need to provide your own utensils etc and remove them afterwards.
  • Bear in mind that you use the tackle at your own risk and check it carefully before removing it. Then fill in the Inspection Log and Signing Out sheet located in the store.
  • On return from using the tackle wash ALL tackle in the pond. Then leave it quarantined in the drying room in the corridor. It will remain here for 72 hours and then it will move it back to the Tackle Store as part of the weekly checks. Under no circumstances must people take tackle from the Quarantine Store.
  • Enjoy your trip.


  • Make sure all door handles and touch surfaces are wiped down before and after use.
  • All doors are locked and Tackle Store key replaced on hook
  • All external plugs and kettle are switched off
  • Leave the gardens tidy and TAKE HOME ALL YOUR OWN LITTER
  • Pay your Camping Fees. ANY belongings left will assume to be contaminated and be disposed of  unless you let a committee member know what you might have left. Remember the facilities will only work if everyone keeps to the rules!