Moss Side Farm Campsite

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Fire pit at the pitch with amazing views (added by manager 18 Jul 2022)
Sun shining over the pitches (added by manager 18 jul 2022)
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The rail cabin pod (added by manager 04 jun 2014)

  • Small, quiet site on a working farm with scenic views near a village
  • Woodland valley with walks, bike rides and riding trails all around
  • Peaceful Lake District site; no music, groups, ball games or under-15s
Moss Side Farm Campsite, near Cumbria's Broughton-in-Furness, should hit the spot for hikers: it's in a woodland valley with many footpaths leading directly from the farm. And for watery types too, as the farm is in the Lake District, 10 minutes' drive from the nearest lake and 40 from Windermere. And for cyclists, and horse riders, and those who like smashing views of lakeland fells leading down to the Irish Sea… This is a small, friendly and family-run site on a working hill farm with working dogs along with ducks, goats, pigs and hens. Three ladies' and three gents' showers, a freezer and a washing-up area are among the site amenities, and campfires are permitted. Moss Farm's nearest village is Broughton-in-Furness, a seven-minute drive or 30 or so minute walk away; here guests can buy bread from the award-winning Broughton bakery and groceries and meat from a family-run butcher and grocer. The village also has three pubs, two of which serve food, plus a restaurant, two cafés, a petrol station, a post office, a bank and a gift shop. Quiet well-behaved dogs are welcome at Moss Farm as long as they're kept on leads while on site. No music or radios may be used at this peaceful site, and groups, ball games and kids under 15 are not allowed.

Site type

Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 5
Tent pitches 35
Open all year
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.
  • The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. XL Bully, 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.
  • Group bookings of 4 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
  • Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • Guests under the age of 15 are not allowed on site.
  • The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.
  • Reception is unmanned after 8 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.
  • At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.
  • This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.
  • If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
  • No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.

Languages spoken

English

Pitch types & availability

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would recommend this site to a friend

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Very friendly staff and facilities were adequate. Good level pitches.

Overall 6/10
Location 10
Value for money 6
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Great location, lovely views. Good walks straight from campsite.

Disliked: Quite a few noises to wake you up through the night. Sheep next to your tent munching grass or baaa ing really loudly. Too many dogs barking at times which was annoying.

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Would stay again and recommend.

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 2
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Reagan B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Beautiful scenery, lovely site with animals roaming. Louise was very friendly on welcoming us. Out in the middle of no where so very peaceful but still not to far drive from places.

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lovely site , in a gorgeous setting

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Beautiful , quiet setting , Surrounded by animals .

Disliked: Nothing

Recommend to friends Visit again

Clean facilities, Good location

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: -Easy to locate -clean toilet and washing facilities

Disliked: We weren’t aware there was more than one tent pitch, I was only aware of the pitch in-front of the farm but later arrivals were pitched up further into the grounds. This may be due to the owner not being on site at the time of arrival. I did call her mobile as requested on a board but was only made aware of the patch in-front of the barn. if this was sign posted we would have noted this… leading onto the issue with the 10pm quiet hour. The quiet hour didn’t start at 10, The cabins behind had some rowdy occupants they were loud until at least 00:30, This was a little irritating to say the least. The owner shouldn’t have to be available all day to guide guests but may I suggest numbered pitches or a clearer route or map on hand to space people out

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Tent pitches were good size! Ability to park next to pitch! Toilets…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Ed C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Tent pitches were good size! Ability to park next to pitch! Toilets and showers were well lit and clean! Amazing views and scenery. Loved the wildlife that was freely walking! Sheep's, dogs, horses, goats!

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This is a lovely working farm, very welcoming family run campsite. Very…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Claire O. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Rail camping pod

Liked: This is a lovely working farm, very welcoming family run campsite. Very peaceful, gorgeous land would highly recommend.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Friendly farm, lovely views, peaceful weekend

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Good location, lovely hosts, firepits freely available, host dogs came to visit our tent often and were gorgeous. Friendly horses in the next field! Nice walk to Broughton-In-Furness down the old railway line.

Disliked: Loos and showers could do with updating

Recommend to friends Visit again

Fabulous farm campsite with all the basics you need

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Meredith W. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: We really enjoyed our stay at Moss side- from the animals to the owners everyone was so friendly. A lovely walk into Broughton and only a 15 min drive from conniston. The views are amazing here and we really liked how we could pick where to pitch. We will definitely be back :)

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Great scenery all round. Good facilities and very welcoming hosts. Enjoyed seeing…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
sarah m. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Great scenery all round. Good facilities and very welcoming hosts. Enjoyed seeing all the farm animals!

Disliked: NA

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Lovely campsite, area is quiet and peaceful. Highly recommend.…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 2
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 2
Christopher E. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Lovely campsite, area is quiet and peaceful. Highly recommend.

Disliked: Campsite quite small so arrive early for a good pitch but didn't detract from a great campsite in a lovely quiet area.

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Features

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

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

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

Farm

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

Moss Side Farm Campsite

Woodland

Broughton-in-Furness

Cumbria

England

LA20 6DJ

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

54.29406°N
-3.18483°W

Nearest transport

Coach
12.8 mi Tourist Information Centre
12.8 mi Rail Station
12.9 mi Daffodil Hotel for Dove Cottage
Rail
2.8 mi Foxfield Rail Station
4.2 mi Green Road Rail Station
4.2 mi Kirkby-in-Furness Rail Station
Ferry
3.7 mi Lake Bank (Coniston) Ferry Landing
4 mi Water Park (Coniston) Ferry Landing
4.3 mi Sunny Bank (Coniston) Ferry Landing

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

Of the many footpaths straight from the farm, the main one is the Foxfield to Broughton route along a disused railway line right into Broughton. Other paths can take you to the Broughton Mills area, Seathwaite valley and Ulpha valley; ask the Moss Farm team to point you in the right direction. If you're in the area for watersports, Coniston Lake, the third biggest in the Lake District, is the closest to the farm and is 10 minutes' drive away. Otherwise try pony trekking at Spoon Hall near Coniston, Muirthwaite Green at Silecroft or Cumbrian Heavy Horses in the Whicham Valley, all within 15 minutes' drive. Historic house fans have many in the area to pick from, like Muncaster Castle, Sizer Castle, Holker Hall and Levens Hall, as well as many National Trust houses such as Dove House in Grasmere, home of daffs man William Wordsworth. The towns of Windermere and Ambleside are about 20 minutes' drive away, as is South Lakes Animal Park at Dalton-in-Furness, an attractive option for animal fans. The staff at the Broughton-in-Furness tourist information centre can give you tips on what's best to see and do.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Haverigg 8.4 mi Sea Poor N/A N/A N/A
Silecroft 8.5 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Walney West Shore 12.5 mi Sea N/A Good Good N/A
Walney Sandy Gap 13.6 mi Sea N/A Good Good N/A
Walney Biggar Bank 14.1 mi Sea Good N/A N/A N/A

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Lakeland Motor Museum 8.2 mi

South Lakes Wild Animal Park 8.7 mi

Windermere Lake Cruises, Lakeside 9.2 mi

Beatrix Potter Gallery 9.3 mi

Hill Top 9.5 mi

National Trust

Gondola' 6.7 mi

Coniston and Tarn Hows 7.7 mi

Beatrix Potter Gallery 9.3 mi

Fell Foot Park 9.5 mi

Hill Top 9.5 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

The Beacon and Blawith Fell 3.6 mi

The Coniston Heights: The Old Man to Swirl How 6 mi

Coniston - Levers Water - Coniston 6.8 mi

Coniston - Tarn Hows - Coniston 6.8 mi

Coniston - Little Arrow - Coniston Lakeshore 6.8 mi

Local events

  • Kendal Calling (Thursday 1 August 2024 – Thursday 1 August 2024)

    Penrith, Cumbria 28.5 mi

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.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in The Lake District and Cumbria?

  • Does Moss Side Farm Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Moss Side Farm Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Moss Side Farm Campsite? Of the many footpaths straight from the farm, the main one is the Foxfield to Broughton route along a disused railway line right into Broughton. Other paths can take you to the … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Moss Side Farm Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Moss Side Farm Campsite? From £25 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.