Reviews of Campsites in Cumbria, North West England

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Rayrigg Road, Windermere

We have used this site for 6 years now and have never found it snobby. The facilities, food and entertainment are excellent and the views from the lakeside are breathtaking. If you would prefer to spend your holidays with the travelling community be my guest, I know where I prefer.

Lowther Holiday Park

Eamont Bridge, Penrith

We have stayed here twice now with a group of friends, mixed tents and caravans, (and managed to get super weather!). The site is home to mainly private wooden lodges and permanent caravans but there is a designated camping area. There is a shop and small pub. A few play areas for the kids plus a football pitch. What a lovely place, right on a super stretch of the River Lowther, which kids can paddle in with a grassy bank. The park is also a Reserve for red squirrels (and we have seen them!) and there a great walks through woodland. They also offer activity weekends although we have not been to any.

Bardsea Leisure

Priory Road, Ulverston

We have just come back from Bardsea with our caravan. We have been a few times, living quite near: it is a very nice clean site. The showers and the toilets are very clean also the staff are very helpful. Also there is a van that makes some nice food: it is open on Fridays Saturdays and Sundays. Will be going back soon

Great Langdale Campsite

Great Langdale, Ambleside

Everything was great, location perfect, staff helpful, shop sells most things, facilities clean, pubs are very handy, lovely walks nearby - except if you go in the summer beware of the midgies - I have just returned with countless bites all over my body - the campsite has a lot of stagnant water around it plus with all the BBQ fumes the mosquito's are almost unbearable and it would put me off returning I'm watch out!

Holme Open Farm

Jordan Lane, Sedbergh

Home Open Farm camp-site is basically a large field attached to a working "open" farm with a cafe. It's physically close to Sedbergh, but is effectively isolated by tortuous unclassified roads that constitute the route from the A683 to the farm. The site is a large square field, has quite a jolly atmosphere, no marked pitches with lots of room for everyone. It was not very busy on our visit, just our large party and an equally large party of "dads and lads"; presumably celebrating father's day with a camping trip. The free hot showers were bracing (ice-cold - but then it was quite a warm weekend). I mentioned this to the proprietress, who said she would get her husband to "look at it" - the next day we had one free warm shower and one free ice-cold shower. The toilet facilities were a bit grotty and rather limited, but time spent "on the throne" (please excuse my vulgarity) was limited by the most novel and charming method: On the rafters, directly above the loo, was a swift's nest. The swifts flew in and out of the toilet block, oblivious to all human activity. On the floor, very close to the WC pan, was a large pile of swift droppings... I'll leave you to work out the rest for yourselves - lest to say, there were no queues for the toilet. There is a play area and a large cafe/shop attached to the site, that had no customers to my knowledge, but I'm sure it must have had visitors at some point. I didn't try the working farm tours myself, but those of my party that did were very impressed. There are countless excellent walks nearby for all abilities. The village of Dent is not a million miles away and has several very good pubs serving equally good food. If you would prefer to stay on-site with a glass of wine or a beer, camp fires are allowed and wood is sold at the shop. The site was perfect for our needs and is big enough to accommodate large groups (and the associated cacophony of voices) without disturbing nearby neighbours too much. I would definitely return.

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