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Bowness on Solway Camping and Glamping

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Bowness on Solway Camping and Glamping: Camping field

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

Bowness on Solway Camping and Glamping (part of Hunter Leisure Group) is a smart modern holiday complex in the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, about 20 minutes’ drive from Wigton.

The location is an excellent one for days out along the Cumbria coast, visiting the city of Carlisle or exploring the northern stretches of the Lake District National Park. It’s also just a short way from the M6 and the England/Scotland border so it’s a handy spot for a stopover on long journeys north or south.

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

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 naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.

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

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

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.


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Reviews

8.9

Overall rating based on 96 reviews

 

88% would recommend this site to a friend.

88% would stay here again.

  72% described as Walkers' paradise ?

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More like a car park then a camp site03/12/2022

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

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

    The gym was well built. Melissa the helper was amazing

    Disliked: 

    It's more like staying in a car park then a camp site

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Anonymous user

Very friendly and lovely clean showers and bistro19/11/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very friendly and lovely clean showers and bistro

    Disliked: 

    Will definitely go in summer due to been quiet bistro was closed on 1 of our days

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Anonymous user

A site with good intentions and going in the right direction.04/11/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Lovely friendly welcome, great meal in the restaurant.

    Disliked: 

    Early morning chicken calls! Building works going on around the van.

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An incredible site, with the friendliest staff you could ask for!18/10/2022

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    •The customer service. This needs to be addressed first because it was a massive highlight.
    Due to the late season, the typical campsite, was rather waterlogged, so we were given a space to pitch next to the shepherd's huts.
    Michelle, was an absolute angel. During our stay the weather was getting rather heavy, including a bout of hale. Michelle came out to our tent 3 times, to check that we were okay, and to offer us shelter in the form of one of the shepherd's huts, which we took her up on, on the Sunday evening, for a small additional cost.

    •Amazing location, if you're looking to get away from the hustle and bustle, then here's one of the most peaceful places I've ever experienced.

    •The food! We were told that the pizzas were amazing from the on-site restaurant, and we were not disappointed! Super cheesy and fresh, left both my boyfriend and I full and happy.
    The on-site tuck shop and ice cream bar, has an amazing selection, from sweets and ice cream, to the essentials that you may have left at home: mouthwash, showergel etc. We both got a small tub of ice cream (peaches and cream, and vimto) and they were absolutely amazing!

    •Well maintained and stocked facilities: the toilet and shower blocks, in most campsites can be a little barebones to say the least, however here, it felt luxurious, very well looked after, and incredibly clean.

    •The shepherd's hut:
    As stated earlier, we were staying in a tent for the first 2 nights of our stay, however when the weather turned, we were offered an upgrade to a shepherd's hut. If you're looking at staying in a shepherd's hut and the price initially puts you off, think again. They're super cozy, and stocked with pretty much everything you could need (including cleaning supplies, towels, and a hair dryer in the bathroom). All you really need to bring is yourself, some clothes and toiletries.

    •The adorable chickens and chicks that walk through the site.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and great food10/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSteve K.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    food, facilities , staff all A1

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facilities are great, especially the showers. Restaurant food was really …03/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    facilities are great, especially the showers. Restaurant food was really good and restaurant itself was very well decorated.

    Disliked: 

    nothing

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The weather was great considering the time of year. Facilities …03/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLiam K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The weather was great considering the time of year. Facilities were excellent and well maintained. Hosts were very friendly and welcoming.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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A small, friendly well placed site with excellent facilities.01/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Really friendly and helpful. Showers and loos very clean. Lovely walk along the Solway Firth.

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Very nice camp site. good clean Toilets and Showers Excellent Staff.30/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlan E.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very very nice camp site. Toilets and Showers always very clean, very friendly staff beach (estray) close by surrounded by all sorts of wild bird Ducks, Swans, Puffins, ect ect also Deer, Foxes, Cows Sheep, Horses, pony's to name a few.
    Good public transport link to Carle by bus..

    Disliked: 

    Part of the site is still a building site. But can see it will be an excellent site when finished next year..

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Liked26/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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Features

Coronavirus

Dedicated shower facility per glamping unit

Dedicated toilet facility per glamping unit

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

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Shepherd's huts

Themes

Luxury

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

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

Attractions and activities nearby include:

- RSPB Campfield Marsh nature reserve: five minutes’ drive

- Carlisle: half an hour

- Walby Farm Park: half an hour

- Gretna Green: half an hour

- The Lakes Distillery: 35 minutes

- Allonby beach: 35 minutes

- Lake District Wildlife Park: 40 minutes

- Annandale Distillery: 45 minutes

- Lake District Coast Aquarium: 45 minutes

- Keswick (for The Puzzling Place and Derwent Pencil Museum): 50 minutes.

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. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  8:30 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Bowness on Solway Camping and Glamping cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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

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

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? Attractions and activities nearby include: - RSPB Campfield Marsh nature reserve: five minutes’ drive - Carlisle: half an hour - Walby Farm Park: half an hour - Gretna Green: half an hour … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Bowness on Solway Camping and Glamping?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  8:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Bowness on Solway Camping and Glamping? From £16 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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