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Bowness on Solway Camping and Glamping

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Bowness on Solway Camping and Glamping: Camping field (photo added by manager on 05/09/2022)

General

  • Modern and accessible holiday park on the Solway coast, near the M6
  • A half-hour drive to Carlisle or the Lake District National Park
  • Bistro, bar, well-equipped gym and tuck shop on site; dogs welcome

Coast, countryside and city time are all easily accessible from Bowness on Solway Camping and Glamping… and this Cumbria park is also just a short way from the M6 and the England/Scotland border, making it a handy spot for a stopover on long journeys north or south too.

This smart modern complex (part of the Hunter Leisure Group) is within the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, about 20 minutes’ drive from Wigton. The location is an excellent one for days out along this quiet stretch of coast, visits to the city of Carlisle or time spent exploring the northern stretches of the Lake District National Park.

Facilities at this park have been particularly well thought out… there’s a well-equipped gym that guests can use for an extra charge, and a bistro and bar where you can undo all the good work you’ve just done. If you don’t need a full meal, steer instead to the tuck shop to pick up ice creams, soft drinks, slushies and alcoholic drinks.

Everything has been set up to be accommodating to as wide a range of guests as possible – facilities are accessible for less mobile guests, and those travelling with dogs are welcome (they even sell doggie ice cream in the shop…)

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.

Pitches: a £10 deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys. Please note that if you pay this via card (rather than cash), the site is only able to refund you £9.


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9

Overall rating based on 261 reviews

 

88% would recommend this site to a friend.

88% would stay here again.

  70% described as Peaceful ?

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Excellent site, new facilities with great food and drink onsite.12/02/2024

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric optional gravel motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great wee site and on site restaurant and pub was fantastic-couldn’t fault anything. Special mention to Michelle for making us feel so welcome and giving us walking tips etc. We enjoyed a great Sunday lunch with delicious desserts and breakfast was fantastic. Shower block brand new and spotless, lovely warm toilets with hot showers and no push buttons.

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Good but nice when it’s finished.13/01/2024

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBill P.Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding and grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly hosts. Nice new (small) toilet etc block - 2 excellent shower cubicles. This site in January is definitely work in progress with JCB’s etc starting at 8.00 prompt. I assume they are pushing to finish it before things begin to get busy.
    I didn’t use the on site bistro but the pub within easy walking distance had decent food and cask beer.

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    Could do with more hooks in the shower cubicles and generally throughout the toilet block.

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Excellent, super clean shower block great bar and facilties30/01/2024

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMichael F.Confirmed

  • Electric optional gravel motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    A great campsite. Ian has developed it really well. Nothing is too much trouble.

    The food was excellent.

    The advice was great.

    Thanks for looking after us.

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    Nothing

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We really enjoyed our stay, particularly the hot tub and …02/01/2024

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • 1 bedroom shepherd's hut
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    We really enjoyed our stay, particularly the hot tub and the fire (once we got it lit!) and New Year's Eve at the pub. The surrounding area is very pretty and worth exploring. The resident chickens are beautiful!

    Disliked: 

    Some little things could have made it even better - for example having three of everything such as spoons, a tea towel or cloth to be able to wipe surfaces, and the wood supplied for the stove was very wet which made lighting the fire tricky.
    The biggest dislike was the bed, which is very ricketty - so if the person on the top bunk moves, everyone wakes up.
    The wi-fi also was very poor - I would rather not have it at all than to expect it and then to find you cant do anything with it.

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Extremely friendly, great facilities. Everything you need for a short …24/12/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJonathan H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Extremely friendly, great facilities. Everything you need for a short break.

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Staff , food , great facilities11/12/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomFrank L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding motorhome pitch
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    Staff , food , great facilities

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Nice quiet place to stay for a few nights loved …14/11/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomElizabeth S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional gravel motorhome pitch
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    Nice quiet place to stay for a few nights loved every minute and the food was delicious couldn’t fault anything will be staying there again

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Perfect start to a great holiday01/11/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJodie M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Clean accommodation great facilities and the pub and food were exactly what was needed. The woman running it couldn't do enough. Set us up perfectly for a wall walking holiday.

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Very clean and perfect amenities with nice places to eat near28/10/2023

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  • Electric optional hardstanding motorhome pitch
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    Access to pitches
    Close amenities
    Friendly staff

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and great bistro.28/10/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional gravel motorhome pitch
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    Really welcoming. Lovely Village with great history and lots of wildlife in the surrounding countryside. Super showers and toilet block. Great on-site Bistro.

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Features

Coronavirus

Dedicated shower facility per glamping unit

Dedicated toilet facility per glamping unit

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Remote location

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Location

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  • Bowness House Farm, Bowness-on-Solway, Cumbria, England, CA7 5AF
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 54.9529°N 3.2142°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
War Memorial — 3.1 miles
War Memorial — 3.1 miles
Market Square — 3.1 miles
Train stations
Annan Rail Station — 2.9 miles
Gretna Green Rail Station — 6.8 miles
Wigton Rail Station — 8.8 miles
Ferry ports
Nichol End (Derwentwater) Ferry Landing — 24.8 miles
Keswick Ferry Landing — 24.9 miles
Hawes End Derwentwater Ferry Landing — 25.8 miles
Airports
Newcastle International Airport — 60.1 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

If it’s the wilder side of the coast that attracts you, take your binoculars along to see what you can spot at RSPB Campfield Marsh nature reserve (five minutes’ drive). More of a sandy stroll and paddling type? Aim for beaches in Allonby or Silloth (both half an hour), both long sandy beaches with good waves for watersports action.

To see some bigger animals, head off for hands-on sessions at Walby Farm Park (half an hour) or get to know gibbons, zebra and snakes at the Lake District Wildlife Park (40 minutes). If history's more your thing, a day out in Carlisle (half an hour) should provide plenty of fodder in the form of the castle, cathedral and Tullie House Museum.

If you’ve not got kids in your party, tours and tastings at The Lakes Distillery (35 minutes) and Annandale Distillery (45 minutes) might be on the cards. Or how about surprising the folk back home by coming back with a little something from Gretna Green (half an hour), that well-known elopement destination?

Must see

  • World Famous Old Blacksmith's Shop Centre (7.0 miles)
  • Carlisle Castle (11.4 miles)
  • John Paul Jones Cottage Museum & Visitor Centre (15.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Wordsworth House and Garden (20.9 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Bowness on Solway Camping and Glamping cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Bowness on Solway Camping and Glamping will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

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Terms and conditions

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  • Does Bowness on Solway Camping and Glamping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Bowness on Solway Camping and Glamping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Bowness on Solway Camping and Glamping? If it’s the wilder side of the coast that attracts you, take your binoculars along to see what you can spot at RSPB Campfield Marsh nature reserve (five minutes’ drive). More of … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Bowness on Solway Camping and Glamping?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Bowness on Solway Camping and Glamping? From £20 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.

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