Campsites in the Lake District

Lake District Camping is a popular choice for many reasons. It is a geologically complex, mountainous region in North West England, famous for its magnificent scenery, lakes, stunning waterfalls, ancient monuments, lush green hillsides and mountains (fells). It is also well known for its associations with the poetry and writing of William Wordsworth, who was inspired by the exquisite beauty of the area, and Beatrix Potter who made her home in Lakeland.

Our Lake District campsites really do offer the perfect combination of peace and quiet with the option to get more active.

Braithwaite Fold

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Our Braithwaite Fold Club campsite sits on the eastern shore of Windermere in the heart of the beautiful Lake District and is a stone’s throw from the linked towns of Bowness and Windermere.

Top site for watersports
Site within National Park
Top site for fishing
Great site for couples
Top site for watersports
Site within National Park
Top site for fishing
Great site for couples

Windermere

windermere

Our family-friendly Windermere campsite is betwixt popular Bowness-on-Windermere and the market town of Kendal. Sit back and enjoy the peace and tranquillity the wonderful views.

Site within National Park
Great site for couples
Site within National Park
Great site for couples

Ravenglass

ravenglass

The campsite sits in six acres of mature woodland, once part of Muncaster Estate, just 500 metres from the seafront. Both woodland and fell walks can be enjoyed from site. Scafell Pike is a short drive away.

Top site for photography
Site within National Park
Top site for pubs
Top site for cycling
Top site for beaches
Top site for photography
Site within National Park
Top site for pubs
Top site for cycling
Top site for beaches

Derwentwater

Derwentwater

Our lovely little Derwentwater Club campsite is nestled between Skiddaw and Derwentwater in the north of the Lake District and is enticingly close to the pretty market town of Keswick.

Top site for watersports
Top site for walking
Top site for watersports
Top site for walking

Kendal

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Our Kendal Club campsite is ideally located for those who enjoy walking and cycling. The hills and peaks of the southern Lake District are on the doorstep while the Yorkshire Dales National Park is around a 30 minute drive away.

Site within National Park
Site within National Park

Keswick

Keswick

If you’re planning to explore the northern Lakes, our Keswick campsite on the shores of Derwentwater is hard to beat. The campsite boasts a prime location in the north of the Lake District with stunning views extending over the lake.

Top site for watersports
Top site for pubs
Top site for cycling
Top site for dogs
Great site for couples
Top site for watersports
Top site for pubs
Top site for cycling
Top site for dogs
Great site for couples

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Attractions near our Lake District campsites

  • Scarfell Pike
  • Derwent Water
  • Lake Windermere
  • The Castlerigg Stone Circle
  • Lake District Wildlife Park
  • Hiking and walking
  • Climbing, canyoning and abseiling
  • Watersports

More about the Lake District

The Lake District was designated a National Park in 1951 and is the largest in England. The park includes Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England, and Britain’s favourite view Wastwater, England’s deepest lake. A walker’s paradise, the Lake District is just 40 miles across and approximately 100 miles in circumference with over 1,800 miles of well-signed footpaths for all levels of ability to choose from.

For a contrast from the peace and tranquillity of the Lakeland landscape, there are many vibrant towns and villages to visit, nestled by the side of a lake or in a valley basin. Spend time in the many independent shops and galleries sampling local produce and craftsmanship, or try out the delicious delicacies in the famous tea shops that are liberally sprinkled throughout the region. With plenty on offer here to suit all tastes and budgets, there has never been a more perfect opportunity to come camping in the Lake District!

All campsites in the Lake District offer plenty of activities and major attractions within easy reach including a variety of museums and galleries, castles, historic houses, Birdoswald Roman Fort and the Lakeland Miniature Village to name but a few.

With a plethora of activities available, and fabulous attractions to visit, camping in the Lake District is the perfect holiday choice!

Highlights of Lake District camping

  • Abundant fishing opportunities near camping spots
  • Watersports available from our campsites
  • Glamping options available
  • Camp with amazing views
  • Visit the highest mountain in England
  • Visit Coniston and its attractions
  • Ample walking routes
  • Near the coast

Glamping in the Lake District

We have a range of Glamping options at our Lake District Campsites. If you don’t want to have to pack and pitch a tent, one of our range of glamping offerings is bound to suit you. From simple to glam, as basic or kitted out as you need.

We offer camping pods in the Lake District at 3 of our campsites. They are well located at different ends of the region, at Keswick, Windermere and Ravenglass.

Ready camp glamping tents at two of our sites in the Lake District give you a ready erected, fully kitted out tent with kitchen, bedroom and dining area.

Camping with dogs in the Lake District

Many of our campsites in Cumbria allow dogs and have a range of facilities and walks to accommodate you both. Read our camping with dogs in the Lake District guide to see where you can stay and which facilities you can expect to find.

Lake District Tent Camping

All of our campsites offer grass pitches for tents. We also offer grass pitches with electric hook up at several campsites. Backpacker facilities come in handy for some and are available at some campsites.

Caravan pitches

Caravan owners are offered a good range of campsites of different sizes and with a variety of facilities. Hardstanding pitches can be found at most campsites. Hardstanding with electric hook up is also available at many locations. Storage and seasonal pitches are available at some of our campsites across Cumbria.

Motorhome and campervan pitches

The Camping and Caravanning Club offer motorhome stop off points to our members for a small fee. Some of these can be found across the Lake District and allow motorhomes and campervans to use the facilities for a few hours.

Days out for the whole family

There's plenty to do for families of all ages in the Lake District. The most popular destination for a family day out is The World of Beatrix Potter. Right in the centre of Bowness-on-Windermere, the self-guided tour of the exhibition and garden will take you around 45 minutes. Once you're done there we recommend a trip to Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's Cottage, run by The National Trust. Take a walk around the house and discover the collection of over 1433 objects left by Beatrix Potter.

Honister Slate Mine makes a great trip with older kids. Take the trip to Keswick and either journey inside the mine itself or take on one of the adrenaline pumping activities. The Infinity Bridge, Via Ferrata climb and the extreme climb are perfect if you're looking for a challenge.

South Lakes Safari Zoo is great for little ones with plenty of hand feeding opportunities. You'll see big cats, giraffes, rhino, penguins, kangaroos and plenty more. 

Muncaster Castle is in the west of the Lake District and set in 77 acres of garden to explore. There’s an adventure playground and maze for kids to burn off steam and the castle itself is buggy friendly so ideal for a tour after the outdoor adventures are over.