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 stop-off

  • 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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First impressions are usually what you remember - lots of low hanging trees on approach and...

This review is for Windermere

First impressions are usually what you remember - lots of low hanging trees on approach and also onsite, receptionist was rude and obnoxious and she wasn�t of any help. The wardens however were not of the same attitude as they were cheerful and friendly. Site was massive with a few toilet/shower blocks. We didn�t use them as they didn�t look great and in need of refurbishment. Plenty of service points and the chemical waste point was clean. Afraid we wouldn�t return to this site and unsure why the standards are so different between different club sites?

  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Groups,Active break
  • Friendliness: 2
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 4
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Great large site in open countryside with its own pub.

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Great large site in open countryside with its own pub.The toilet block requires serious attention as the urinals are both broken and leaking and taped up to prevent access. Not what you would expect when the site must be making a fortune from the number of pitches available.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 3
  • Facilities: 3
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We stayed in a Ready Tent. Lovely to arrive late and our tent was all set up and ready to go.

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We stayed in a Ready Tent. Lovely to arrive late and our tent was all set up and ready to go. A very helpful and friendly chap on a bike took us to our tent and showed us where everything was and how it all worked. We had a lovely walk around the site. Lots of water points and good facilities for showers, toilets and washing up. We had a late dinner in the whistling pub... this was very over priced and not that good. But we were all that hungry after a long drive. I would imagine there are better places to try but we never got the chance. We got ready for bed and settled the children for bed too. This is where our holiday hits an awful snag. The other families... So the ready tents are all together 8 in total (i think) 4 of these tents were occupied by a large group of 4 families. They seemed to think the rules didn't apply to them. Kicking footballs everywhere, frisbees hitting the car. Then the party it was way after 2am before the music, the shouting, swearing and drunken singing stopped. Various campers tried to ask nicely that they turn the music down. All who tried failed, had abusive and aggressive behaviour to contend with. It was awful, both our children woke up and struggled to get back to sleep. In the morning the families concerned thought it was funny and bragged about how it was a good night and how the site was full of old folk who needed to get a life. Whilst the staff were aware that there had been problems over night. They had in excess of 50 individual complaints about the party tent. They said all they could do was give a warning. They couldn't ask them to leave as this was part of C&CC policy. (I have yet to find this policy) Needless to say we left. I would like to hope that the manager manged to get through to the families and that tonight will be a better night for all those still there, but somehow I doubt it very much. I wish I had known there was no staff on site after 8pm. A shame a group can ruin a holiday.

  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Groups,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 1
  • Cleanliness: 2
  • Facilities: 3
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Our first visit to a C&CC site.

This review is for Windermere

Our first visit to a C&CC site. We Visited for 5 nights so that we could climb Scafell and Helvellyn. Staff were helpful and friendly. They were busy throughout our stay doing ground works, making sure the bins were emptied regularly and cleaning the facilities as well as showing guests to their pitches. There was lots of hot water for showers and washing up. The facilities were always clean (easier when the Weathers nice obviously) overall a pleasant stay. Would visit again.

  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5


Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 1.5 mile from Site entrance

Nearest train station: Staveley – 3 miles

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*Members adult price only, additional charges may apply

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