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Best Windermere campsites

Windermere is, of course, characterised as being home to England’s largest lake. Camping in Windermere and surrounding towns like Kendal, Bowness-on-Windermere and Ambleside gives you an abundance of things to do. Enjoy everything from endless walking routes, slow days exploring local attractions, and some of the most spectacular views in the UK.

Windermere camping FAQs

Which are the best Windermere campsites?

Our most popular campsites near Windermere include:

Bowness on Windermere
Braithwaite Village

Last Modified: 28 Apr 2023
Can I wild camp in Windermere?

The rules on wild camping in the UK are complex; please read our guide to wild camping.

Last Modified: 28 Apr 2023
Which Windermere campsites allow dogs?

All of our campsites in and around Windermere allow dogs. Look out for dog friendly facility icons on campsites, such as whether there’s a designated dog walk or doggy shower. View a list of our top dog friendly campsites.

Last Modified: 28 Apr 2023
Which Windermere campsites are accessible?

Many of our campsites near Windermere are wheelchair friendly including Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere and Keswick. For more information on accessibility on our campsites contact us.

Last Modified: 19 Apr 2023
Which Windermere campsites are adult only?

Most of our campsites are family friendly however, a selection of our member exclusive sites are adult only.

Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022

Things to do and see while camping in Windermere

Camping in Windermere puts you in an ideal location to explore all that the Lake District has to offer. Whether you’re planning a walking holiday, a break filled with family fun, or an adrenaline filled trip with friends, our top picks will cover all the basis.

 Lake Windermere

1. Lake Windermere

It goes without saying that Lake Windermere is going to be the focal point of your holiday. Whether you enjoy hitting the water in a kayak, prefer a scenic boat trip, or want to take the water in from afar, you’ll find Lake Windermere has plenty to keep you occupied.

2. The Lakes Distillery

For an adult only Windermere activity, whisky tasting and a tour around The Lakes Distillery may fit the bill.

3. The World of Beatrix Potter

Kids and adults alike will enjoy a day diving into the magical world of Peter Rabbit and co.

4. Hawkshead Brewery

A beer lovers dream. This is Cumbria’s largest independent brewery and has a beer hall, brilliant bar food and an on-site shop.

5. The Lake District Wildlife Park

This is just over an hour’s drive from our Windermere Club Site but just a 10 minute drive from Keswick and well worth a visit for animal lovers or kids. Over 100 species from all over the world await.

6. South Lakes Safari Zoo

The South Lakes Safari Zoo is another must for animal lovers. Over 1,000 of the most fascinating animals call the zoo home. See animals, including tigers, baboons, giraffes, kangaroos, snakes and more.

7. Lakes Aquarium

Ideal for rainy days, the Lakes Aquarium on the southern shore of Lake Windermere makes for a brilliant visit. A mix of local and exotic marine life, reptiles and mammals are yours to discover.

8. Ambleside

Around a mile from Lake Windermere's northern tip, you’ll find one of the most popular towns in the Lake District. Waterside cafes, views for miles and shops provide plenty to do.

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