A walkers paradise set in 6 acres of woodlands and only 500 meters from the seafront.
Its coastal location on the outskirts of Ravenglass, a pretty Roman fishing village, makes our Ravenglass Club campsite ideal for exploring the coastal areas of the Lake District National Park. The campsite sits in six acres of mature woodland, once part of the Muncaster Estate, just 500 metres from the seafront.
This secluded and peaceful setting accommodates up to 75 caravans, motorhomes, trailer tents and tents. The hardstandings for caravans and motorhomes are spacious and there is a lovely tree-lined area for tenters. The campsite also offers three wooden camping pods, modern toilet and shower facilities, a large parent/child shower room and a well-stocked licensed shop. The village of Ravenglass with its three pubs is within walking distance of the campsite.
Coastal, woodland and fell walks can be enjoyed from site and the challenging Scafell Pike is a short drive away. There are also routes for cyclists and Hadrian’s Cycle Way starts just along the lane from the site at the Roman bathhouse.
Head to Ravenglass and take La’al Ratty, the famous Ravenglass to Eskdale Railway. The seven mile journey follows a stunning route through the Eskdale Valley. The mainline coastal train runs through Ravenglass taking in St Bees, Whitehaven and Maryport.Camping Pods at Ravenglass - find out more
Access and SatNav Advice
Sat Nav may take you over Corney Fell, which is unsuitable for caravans and motorhomes
There is a play area and ball game field down the lane opposite the site entrance. Minimum booking for English Bank Holidays is 3 nights, for High Season it is 2 nights and for Friday and Saturday is also 2 nights. TV hook up £1 per night available from reception.
WiFi is available at this site. However please note the service is supplied by a different provider therefore your Site WiFi card (powered by WiComs) cannot be used. Please contact the site direct for more information.
The licensed shop on site sells local meat from Bewleys Butchers and locally brewed beers.
has the following facilities on or around the site.
Members' and non-members' caravans welcome
Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome
Hardstanding with electric hook-up
Grass only pitch (no electric)
Dedicated accessible facilities
Chemical toilet disposal point
Wi-fi (Other provider)
Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome
Members' and non-members' tents welcome
Grass pitch with electric hook-up
A well-sheltered site
Electric shaver sockets
Family shower room
Drinking water taps
Ice pack freezing
Camping Pods or Dens
We booked this site thinking we'd have a seaside break - our mistake for not researching properly - the nearby "beach" was a muddy estuary - which is absolutely fine if that's what you want.
Nearby Ravenglass/Eskdale railway is well worth a visit - not cheap but the best scenery we can recall on a steam railway. Playground is good, but off site. The hilly site was a hit for the children cycling around, with trees to hide in and play amongst. And the roman bath house is worth the short walk. Recommend you buy the local walks map from the site shop.
We'd advise you to pre-book if you want to eat in the pub - we ended up in the hotel bar, which was really good and we'd highly recommend that.
The negative side for us was a lack of separate washbasin cubicles - which nearly caused us to cut short the break (wife didn't like the lack of privacy!). It was also the only club site we've been to where the wardens didn't escort us to our pitch and explain all the facilities - strange. But they were always friendly when we went into the well-stocked shop for supplies.
We'd say it's ideal for walkers or cyclists, but if you want to get out and about otherwise (the main line train gets expensive for families) then be prepared to drive - a lot.
- Location: Country
- Suitable For: Active break
The 15" Ravenglass railway is nearby, not far from Scaffell Pike England's highest mountain.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Country,Coastal,Secluded
- Suitable For: Families,Peaceful break
The site is great for Muncaster Castle & the Ravensglass Railway. Both well worth a visit & an enjoyable walk back to camp after the rail journey. Excellent. The site staff were helpful & friendly but didn't follow up when we complained about campers dogs running loose around the site. I should point out that these were a minority & the dogs were lovely... but not in our trailer tent please!! Also, one owner didn't clean up after her dogs which we reported. Combine this with the fact that tents (trailer tent in our case) seemed to be banished to the furthest point of the site away from the facilities. A long steep walk in the middle of the night if caught short. And we do mean steep! Overall we like the site but other guest's ruined it for us. The location is Ok but take supplies because although the site shop is well stocked Ravensglass is a something of a ghost town with a couple of pubs & a restaurant but little else. I can't see myself going back.
- Towing: Moderate
- Location: Country,Coastal
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
The site is easy to find, the coast and lakeside country is beautiful.
Playground very close for the children and steam railway from ravenglass to boot within easy walking distance, lovely scenic ride with a 16th century flour mill to explore and pubs to trial.
Food at the ravenglass inn is highly recommended but booking is needed.
Great break with no time to see nearby Muncaster castle, so will defiantly be back.
- Location: Country,Coastal
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Younger couples
Nearest bus stop: 500m from Site entrance
Nearest train station: Ravenglass – 500m
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Minimum booking periods do apply.