Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £8.35 to £14.10* Per person/night
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  • Campsite is located within a National Park

    Site within National Park

  • A popular site for couples

    Great site for couples

Camping in Windermere provides water-based fun, walking and all of the attractions of the Lakes are accessible from this site.

Our family-friendly Windermere 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 near Windermere, withplentiful 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. Please ensure that you are entering the site from the A591 only.


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.

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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

  • Parent and baby room

  • Drying room

  • Drinking water taps

  • Washing Machines

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Childrens play area

  • Restaurant

  • Bar

  • Payphone

  • Designated dog walk

  • 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

  • Backpacker facilities

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Motorhome service point

  • Dishwashing facilities

  • Shop

  • Television room (not for hire)

  • Take-away

  • Gas cylinders

  • Pets welcome

  • Holiday Homes & Exclusive lodges

  • Camping Pods or Dens

  • Public house within one mile


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Having loved this site 8 years ago when we had a caravan on camp and store it was the natural...

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Having loved this site 8 years ago when we had a caravan on camp and store it was the natural choice for our maiden trip in our motorhome (Elvis) as we recalled it having reasonably easy access, level pitches and extremely helpful staff. However having read some of the recent reviews on here I was dreading the trip! I am delighted to say the site has not changed one bit, the staff were equally as friendly and helpful as they always were, especially Jo who was just wonderful with help and advice. The site was spotlessly clean, immaculate toilet and shower blocks and we had a lovely pitch (hard standing with EHU) on the mound 48. No TV signal but we didn�t care. We cycled to Windermere and Kendal and enjoyed beers in both the new micro brewery, Handsomes in Bowston, and Hawkshead Brewery in Staveley and the welcoming, sociable hospitality in the Whistling Pig. Met some lovely people and all in all had a fab 3 days away.

  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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We arrived and had selected a grass pitch when booking on line.

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We arrived and had selected a grass pitch when booking on line.(Would have selected hardstanding had I visited the site previously. Unable to change pitch as all the hardstandings were occupied. Weather was wet and we were grateful to the help given by the wardens to control the mud in our awning. The on site restaurant was excellent, good value for money, and excellent food. we ate there three times in the eight nights we were there. The main road is a long way from the site, and it is necessary to drive to visit anywhere. The wardens were friendly, helpful and never seemed to stop working.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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My wife and I stayed here from 1/9/18 for 7 nights and sadly accepted pitch number 163 which...

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My wife and I stayed here from 1/9/18 for 7 nights and sadly accepted pitch number 163 which is the furthest from the entrance and next door to all the 'ready camp' tents. I have to say that these RCs have no place on C&CC owned sites. On both weekends the occupants arrived early evening often in groups and within minutes the kids are running riot, kicking footballs whilst the parents all have bottles of beer or glasses of wine in their hands. Loud chatter from the adults lubricated by the alcohol and noise from the kids go on late into the night. Talking to one of the cleaners I was told that they were frequently left in a disgusting state with dirty pots left and rubbish strewn all over. I would recommend the site in general but never again would I accept a pitch close to the RCs! The facilities were kept clean, the staff friendly and helpful and all in all apart from that one corner the site is extremely pleasant. I cannot comment on the pub as we have a dog and they are excluded, which to me is a very strange rule when looking at the number of units with dogs.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 3
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The site is far from friendly.

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The site is far from friendly. We arrived early evening after a days work and a 3 hour drive with 2 children. We put footprint for tent down and man came and said its too big not what you said!! The thought of going home was awful and friends who are members had invited us to stay on site with them This stern man strode up and down and said I really don't know. He went off and came back 15 mins later and said we could stay but just not a good start. The site was not full and they could have moved us to give us a bigger pitch but didn't, we even offered to pay more than the �50 a night we had already paid! Anyway facilities okay but you have to pay 20p to dry your hair!! Showers miles away from tent I used hand drier! Toilets closed first thing in morning for cleaning crazy, first morning I asked where other toilets where abd got told have you not looked at your map! Attitude just awful, not a nice feel to site at all.

  • Location: Country
  • Friendliness: 1
  • Cleanliness: 3
  • Facilities: 3


Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 1.5 mile from Site entrance

Nearest train station: Staveley – 3 miles

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Minimum booking periods do apply.

*Members adult price only, additional charges may apply

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