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  • Simple Lake District site with hill views and pub next door
  • Bassenthwaite and Derwentwater lakes five and 20 minutes' drive away
  • A 20-minute drive to trails up Skiddaw, Grisedale Pike and Helvellyn

Cruise the lakes, climb the fells and finish at the pub.

There's no mystery about the name: the Wheatsheaf Inn Campsite is in the Cumbrian village of Embleton right next to the Wheatsheaf Inn, a fine old hostelry that prides itself on its local ales and fresh pub grub. You’re welcome to sizzle your bangers on a barbecue on site, but when you’ve spent a day beside the waters and up on the high crags, well, sometimes a pie and a pint form the perfect finale and you are conveniently placed for both.

It’s a 10-minute drive to Cockermouth from here for shops and supplies; stop off while you're there at Wordsworth House to see where the Lakeland bard was born in 1770. To see the lakes themselves, your nearest is Bassenthwaite (five minutes), one of the longest and shallowest of the lot with a walking path down one side plus many agreeable stopoffs for picnicking and stone skimming.... and a distillery with tours and samples at its northern tip: it'd be rude not to drop in, really...

The site has toilets as well as free hot showers and toilets in a spick and span washroom, plus a washing-up area for your pots and pans.

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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

TV room

Take away



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


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport


Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area


Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year


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Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby


Pop-up campsite

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

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Water hook-up points for tourers


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  • Embleton, Cockermouth, The Lake District and Cumbria, England, CA13 9XP
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.6629°N 3.2835°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Gallowbarrow — 3.4 miles
Fairfield Junior School — 3.4 miles
Bus Station — 7.1 miles
Train stations
Aspatria Rail Station — 6.9 miles
Maryport Rail Station — 9.1 miles
Flimby Rail Station — 9.7 miles
Ferry ports
Nichol End (Derwentwater) Ferry Landing — 6.9 miles
Keswick Ferry Landing — 7.4 miles
Hawes End Derwentwater Ferry Landing — 7.5 miles
Newcastle International Airport — 67.9 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

It’s hard to pass by all those lakes (or gaze down at them from the hilltops) without wanting to dive right in. You can do that at Derwentwater 20 minutes’ drive away along with windsurfing and sailing, fishing and boat trips around the lake's seven little islands; Lakes Windermere (45 minutes) and Coniston (an hour) are very doable for a day combining walks and waters.

While it’s tempting to overlook the coast when there’s so much Lakeland splendour around, a trip to St Bee’s Heritage Coast (40 minutes) to see the secluded bay, red sandstone cliffs and nature reserve is always a hit.

Hikers merely have to decide which direction to point their boots in the morning: paths up Skiddaw (sixth-highest in England) start 20 minutes away, and it’s a similar distance to the trails up Grisedale Pike and Helvellyn. Mountain bikers should make a beeline to Whinlatter Forest Park (10 minutes) for bike hire and the longest purpose-built bike trails in the Lake District.

If you want to get some practice in before hitting the heights, try the high ropes at Whinlatter Forest Park, the climbing wall at Newlands Adventure Centre (20 minutes) or scramble the old miners’ tracks on the via ferrata cableway at Honister Slate Mine (40 minutes).

For an entirely different experience, drop in to the Lake District Wildlife Park 10 minutes' drive away, to see lemurs and gibbons, mandrills and capuchins mingling with meerkats and yaks.

Must see

  • Mirehouse Historic House and Gardens (4.0 miles)
  • Whinlatter Forest & Visitor Centre (5.1 miles)
  • Castlerigg Stone Circle (8.5 miles)

National Trust

  • Wordsworth House and Garden (3.4 miles)
  • Buttermere and Ennerdale (13.5 miles)

Cycle routes

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

  • Does Wheatsheaf Inn Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
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  • What attractions are near Wheatsheaf Inn Campsite? It’s hard to pass by all those lakes (or gaze down at them from the hilltops) without wanting to dive right in. You can do that at Derwentwater 20 minutes’ drive away … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Wheatsheaf Inn Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  12:30 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  12:30 p.m.
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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.
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.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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 (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.
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

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.

You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Firearms are not permitted.
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.
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.