Windermere

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £8.10 to £13.65 Per person/night
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Overview

  • Campsite is located within a National Park

    Site within National Park

  • A popular site for couples

    Great site for couples

Water-based fun, walking and the attractions of the Lakes are accessible from this site.

Our family-friendly Windermere Club campsite is betwixt popular Bowness-on-Windermere and the bustling market town of Kendal. Its location makes it ideal for exploring both towns and the varied attractions of the southern Lake District.

Sit back and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this campsite, the plentiful wildlife and the wonderful views. Windermere is not only spacious, it’s well laid out and boasts many environmentally-friendly facilities. There is a separate tent camping area, backpacker facility, a family camping area, children’s play area and a 4* rated pub restaurant The Whistling Pig.

There are many walks from the campsite. Across the fields is the village of Staveley as well as a shop, supermarket and a couple of pubs the Hawkshead Brewery is here too. There are more walks to enjoy from the village including Potters Fell and Reston Scar.

Bowness-on-Windermere offers plenty of water-based activities including cruises, canoeing and wind surfing and attractions including The World of Beatrix Potter and Aquarium of the Lakes. Take the chain ferry to the western side of the lake and visit the pretty village of Hawkshead and Claife Heights, National Trust woodland great for walking, cycling and wildlife spotting. Fell Foot Park at the southern tip of the lake is perfect for picnics or a swim in the lake.

Ready Camp is available at this campsite. (Please note that, although we welcome dogs on this site, in the interest of all guests we do not permit pets to stay within the Ready Camp tents).

Camping Pods are also available at this campsite.

Access and SatNav Advice

The site is accessed via a long narrow lane with some passing places. A £10 cash deposit is requried for the barrier key, refunded on return.

Worth Noting

The on site bar/family room serves food and beverages in the evening (limited opening November to April). Caravan Holiday Homes available for puchase.

WiFi

100% coverage cannot be guaranteed due to rural location, weather conditions and changing flora. These can cause variable signal strength. Hotspots are available. Prices.

Eat Local

The Site shop sells locally-reared bacon. There is a farm shop with a butchers and delicatessen at Plumgarth.

Facilities

Windermere has the following facilities on or around the site.

  • Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

    Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

  • Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

  • Hardstanding with electric hook-up

  • Seasonal Pitches

  • Difficult access/approach

  • A well-sheltered site

  • Showers

  • Electric shaver sockets

  • Some accessible facilities

  • Mother and baby room

  • Drying room

  • Drinking water taps

  • Washing Machines

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Television room (not for hire)

  • Take-away

  • Gas cylinders

  • Pets welcome

  • Holiday Homes & Exclusive lodges

  • Club Site Wi-fi

  • Ready Camp tents on site

  • Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

    Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

  • Members' and non-members' tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' tents welcome

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up

  • Storage facilities

  • Grass only pitch (no electric)

  • Flushing toilet

  • Washbasins

  • Dedicated accessible facilities

  • Parent and baby room

  • Backpacker facilities

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Motorhome stop-off

  • Dishwashing facilities

  • Shop

  • Restaurant

  • Bar

  • Payphone

  • Designated dog walk

  • Electric hook-up

  • Camping Pods or Dens

Reviews

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5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our two and a half week stay.

This review is for Windermere

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our two and a half week stay. It's been a long time since we'd visited the Lake District and we'd forgotten what a beautiful area it is. The site itself is superbly maintained. It's undulating nature and plentiful flora mean that you are never conscious of the size of the site. There are facilities there for everyone including cycle and back packers and dog owners. Additionally there are on site wooden pods and huge tents for rent. In a secluded area at the high end of the site are a large number of well maintained static caravans. My wife and I enjoyed spending about 45 minutes just wandering around the site after dinner most nights. During our stay we visited Kendal, Staveley, Ings, Wray Castle, Windemere, Bowness-on-Windemere, Ambleside, Coniston, Grasmere,Torver and Hawkshead. The area is a walkers or cyclists heaven. There are more walks and rides than you can hope to do in one visit all within easy reach (bear in mind it is hilly just about everywhere!) My wife and I enjoy cycling and had many great days out. My wife has an electric bike which really came into its own on this hilly terrain. You need good brakes as well as good legs! Here are some examples of rides we enjoyed: From the site to Staveley to visit Wheelbase Cycles and have coffee / lunch at Wilf's Cafe then on to Windemere. Drive to Bowness-on-Windemere and take the bikes on the Ferry across the Lake and ride the 4 miles north up the west side of the Lake to Wray Castle (National Trust with a cafe). Drive to Ambleside stopping at Biketreks Cycles at Ings for a look round and maybe a coffee at Ambios Cafe. Then cycle to Grasmere or Skelwith Bridge and Eleterwater. If you are interested in camping and outdoor clothing there are numerous shops everywhere you go. We particularly liked Ambleside which is a half hour drive from the site. There is a pub on the site selling pub meals which we didn't try but can recommend The Eagle & Child at Staveley.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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4.7

Everything about the site is really good. The only reservation we have is with the A591.

This review is for Windermere

Everything about the site is really good. The only reservation we have is with the A591. We like to cycle from site but found this road a bit scary with lots of fast cars using it.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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5

I only booked this a few hours before arrival to take my daughter for her first time camping...

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I only booked this a few hours before arrival to take my daughter for her first time camping in a tent (we usually caravan). What a great find. Lovely staff and a great quality site. Grass tent pitches were immaculate and well looked after. Facilities were superb and clean, also great playground for little ones. My daughter is already asking when we can go back!

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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4.7

The site was clean and well laid out.

This review is for Windermere

The site was clean and well laid out. Although the staff were friendly and helpful once we arrived at the site i feel that the staff should be available after 8 pm to pitch you especially in the summer months. Despite stating my arrival time of 8pm on the booking i was hassled by 3 telephones calls from 2.30pm on the afternoon of arrival as to when i would be arriving, was i still coming to the site and told that i would not be provided with a grass electric pitch after 8pm and would force ably be ungraded to a hard standing pitch after this time. This added pressure in heavy traffic coming across the A66 did not help and took the edge off the start of our holiday as we were constantly aware of the time constraints. 8pm is far to earlier in high season 9pm is a more realistic time. The shower and toilet facilities were clean although the hot water from the tap was scalding hot. The showers on the other hand were luke warm but adequate. i would recommend this site, however be prepared to arrive early or late afternoon as the phones calls from staff wanting to know where you are really does spoil the start of your holiday especially when you are stuck in the typical Lake District weekend traffic.

  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples
  • Friendliness: 4
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 1.5 mile from Site entrance

Nearest train station: Staveley – 3 miles

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