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  • Quiet waterside park close to Brampton, Cumbria
  • Lakeside location, watersports on site

Hidden Forest is a private family-run campsite just half a mile from Brampton and 20 minutes from Carlisle in Cumbria. The owners are proud of their secluded location, but not isolation: Hidden Forest feels far from the crowd, but there is plenty of civilisation nearby.

This is a small site with the benefits of the peaceful country park on your doorstep. The site is effectively a basecamp for exploring the park or Hadrian's Wall country.

The site operates a no noise policy after 10.30pm and is suitable for early birds. Customers can, in fact, enjoy the mist riding over the stunning Tarn and nature.

For heat with no hassle, there is an on-site firepit and logs are available in reception at a small fee.

There is also modern shower and toilet block and a washing-up area.

Depart: (2 nights)


Click/tap once to select your first day, and again for your departure day.

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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year



Lake and/or mountain


Spectacular scenery

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Restaurant nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby


Small (11-25 pitches)


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  • Talkin Tarn Country Park, Brampton, Cumbria, England, CA8 1HN
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.9254°N 2.7116°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Brampton (Cumbria): Market Place Bus Stop — 1.5 miles
Carlisle Bus Station — 9.0 miles
Haltwhistle: Market Place Bus Stop — 10.5 miles
Train stations
Brampton (Cumbria) Rail Station — 0.6 miles
Wetheral Rail Station — 5.6 miles
Armathwaite Rail Station — 8.4 miles
Ferry ports
Leaplish Ferry Landing — 19.2 miles
Tower Knowe Ferry Landing — 19.7 miles
Belvedere Ferry Landing — 20.1 miles
Newcastle International Airport — 40.6 miles


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

The campsite is set amidst the Talkin Tarn country park, a 65-acre lake on 120 acres of farmland and woodland. It is the ideal place for active recreation or a quiet stroll through the mature woodlands. You can sail, windsurf, canoe or hire one of the wooden rowing boats. Fishing is also available.

During the summer season a range of outdoor and watersports activities can be booked directly with the owners on arrival.

Must see

  • Birdoswald Roman Fort (6.2 miles)
  • Carlisle Castle (9.4 miles)
  • Vindolanda (Chesterholm) Hadrian's Wall (14.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Allen Banks and Staward Gorge (15.4 miles)
  • Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort (16.7 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.


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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the terms and conditions.

Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.

Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

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

Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.