Hills and lakes of the Lake District

Recommended campsites for the Lake District

Posted on: Thursday 4th of February 2016

If you want to explore all that the Lake District has to offer then why not choose one of these fantastic campsites as recommended by our customers.

Fisherground Farm Camping, Eskdale, CA19 1TF

If you want a site away from road noise try Fisherground.  Situated on the west side of the Lake District in the Eskdale valley, there are more sheep than people here.  They have a brilliant adventure playground with zip wire and a tree house. The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway has a station here as part of its 7 mile track.


Mains Farm Caravan and Campsite, Eden Valley, CA10 1DH

Set in the beautiful Eden Valley, this campsite is within easy reach of the Lake District, Hadrian’s Wall and the Scottish borders. There are riverside walks and picnic areas on the farm, and walking distance to one of Cumbria’s best kept villages, Kirkoswald which has a village shop and two inns. Locally there is salmon fishing and a golf course.  The C2C cycle route is within one mile of the site.
Open All Year


Great Langdale National Trust Campsite, Ambleside, LA22 9JU

This campsite is very popular with fell walkers due to its position near to Langdale Pikes, Crinkle Crags, Bowfell and the highest mountain in England Scafell Pike.  The site has only 2 electric hook ups so booking is recommended and there is no elsan disposal, but the location makes up for that.
Open All Year


Gillside Farm, Glenridding, CA11 0QQ

This is a working Lakeland farm set on the Helvellyn Trail, 10 minutes walk away from Ullswater.  The views are fantastic surrounded by mountains.  There are plenty of local facilities such as a local, village shops and the Ullswater steamers.  A good base for water sports and hill walking.


Church Stile Campsite and Holiday Park, Nether Wasdale, CA20 1ET

A good location for exploring the Lake District, only 5 minutes from Wasdale Head.  The site has a small shop good washing facilities and children’s playground and a football field to keep the kids busy.  There is plenty of walks in this area – Wast Water being nearby.  Ravenglass Roman Bath House and Hardknott Roman Fort are 5 miles away.


Travel Guide Lake District

Recommended Attractions:

  • Scafell Pike
  • Coniston Boating Centre
  • Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre
  • Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway
  • Lakeland Motor Museum
  • Hill Top House, Beatrix Potter’s Farmhouse
  • J.B.Banks and Son Ltd

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