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Whinfell Hall Farm Camp Site

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Whinfell Hall Farm Camp Site: View of the Lorton Valley from B5289 at Hundith Hill

General

  • Secluded and peaceful base from which to explore the western lakes
  • Hot showers and hairdryers available on site
  • Dogs welcome and barbecues allowed

Off to the western lakes but want to wander lonely as a cloud instead of being there jam-packed in crowds? Have a look at Whinfell Farm Camp Site: it's secluded, medium sized and in a winning position for scouting around Cockermouth, Buttermere and the highlights of the western Lake District.

Such scenic surrounds require no complex facilities and entertainments, so amenities have been kept simple but with thoughtful extra touches including hot showers and hairdryers. The washing-up room has been kitted out with a freezer and laundry facilities to ensure it's easy to keep the tribe fed and cleaned up… and well-behaved dogs are welcome to join the jaunt to the Lakes as long as they're kept on leads while on site.

Whinfell also allows barbecues (not campfires, firepits or anything of that ilk, please): just remember to keep them off the ground to prevent damage to the turf. If you want to eat out, it's a leisurely 10-minute trot to the 17th-century Wheatsheaf Inn for top-notch meals as well as a tempting range of local ales; best to book before you set out, as such a setup is unsurprisingly rather popular.

A decent night's sleep being a vital ingredient of a happy stay for many folk, the owners request that all guests pipe down after 10.30pm to ensure peaceful slumbers all round.

Please note

This site accepts caravans up to 6 metres long but not motorhomes.


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Reviews

7.4

Overall rating based on 421 reviews

 

72% would recommend this site to a friend.

71% would stay here again.

  61% described as Budget/backpacker ?

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This is a basic site but has everything needed.13/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The good supply of hot water and the cool box. Also good recycling facilities.

    Disliked: 

    Being blocked into the camp site the morning that the sewage system was pumped out. The shortage of loos when the site was very busy.

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If looking for walks up the hills, to the lakes or a local quiet pub13/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Location

    Disliked: 

    Shower / toilet block

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Clean and busy campsite in summer.11/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLouise C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Easy access from road. Toilets, showers and washing up facilities clean and close by. Welcoming host to the site. A clean, busy campsite in summer.

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Luxury site this is not but quiet and peaceful and gorgeous views.08/08/2022

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

  • Electric grass touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Peaceful site with fabulous views

    Disliked: 

    Not disliked but not really caravan friendly and no where to empty chemical toilet into

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Quiet area, very peaceful and rural. Close enough to towns …07/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHeather W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Quiet area, very peaceful and rural. Close enough to towns but not too close

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Anonymous user

Campsite location Relativley quiet Pitch options Electric hook up Washing …05/08/2022

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  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Campsite location
    Relativley quiet
    Pitch options
    Electric hook up
    Washing up facilities

    Disliked: 

    Toilet/shower block, particularly the smell. I'm surprised there isn't a trap on the drainage pipe to prevent smells from coming back.

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Quiet location, functional, nearby local towns, friendly owners+cheap!02/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJosh I.Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Quiet location, functional, nearby local towns, friendly owners and cheap!

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Would reconmend02/08/2022

Reviewer's country: New ZealandPaul C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Great location, very nice sites, close to Keswick, Whinlatter Forest and Buttermere area. We'll priced powered pitches

    Disliked: 

    Toilets and showers are pretty run down

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Peaceful01/08/2022

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  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Peaceful

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Good value campsite & friendly responsive staff31/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Good location.
    Good sized pitches.
    Good value

    Disliked: 

    Facilities at the site are quite basic but this is reflected in the price so we were expecting this.
    Having said this, there is everything that you need. Showers, toilets, washing up, freezer, recycling.
    Not really a dislike but no WC disposal as they are on septic tank so don't expect to be able to use a porta-loo.

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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

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. 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

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal freezer

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Location

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  • Lorton, Cockermouth, Cumbria, England, CA13 0RQ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.6166°N 3.3176°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Gallowbarrow — 3.7 miles
Fairfield Junior School — 3.7 miles
Bus Station — 7.1 miles
Train stations
Flimby Rail Station — 9.6 miles
Maryport Rail Station — 9.6 miles
Workington Rail Station — 9.9 miles
Ferry ports
Nichol End (Derwentwater) Ferry Landing — 6.7 miles
Hawes End Derwentwater Ferry Landing — 6.8 miles
Low Brandelhow Derwentwater Ferry Landing — 7.0 miles
Airports
Newcastle International Airport — 70.5 miles

Directions


From Cockermouth, take B5289 (towards Buttermere). When in Low Lorton, follow the brown signs.

If using satnav, please disregard it having turned left over Lorton Bridge, and look for the campsite finger sign directing you into Whinfell Hall Farm.

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

Buttermere and Loweswater are the nearest lakes to Whinfell Farm Camp Site, each with accompanying villages and circular lakeside walks. Loweswater is managed by the National Trust and has rowing boats available for hire.

On land, the western lakes area is as full of things to do as its more central counterparts, with activities such as golfing, cycling, shoreline horse rides and hiking around the Roman heritage, valleys and peaks of Eskdale, Wasdale and the coastal village of Ravenglass.

Also take time for an afternoon or day among the mountain bike trails and forest walks of Whinlatter, named by the Forestry Commission as England's only true mountain forest. It's one of the Super 6 mountain bike trails and has the longest purpose-built MTB track in the whole Lake District; find out more in the Whinlatter Forestry Centre.

Keswick's Honister Slate Mine is the last working slate mine in England and is open to visitors who come for one of the several tours and to climb to the top of the mountain using the original miners' path.

And if it's sea you want to see, the Cumbrian coastline at Allonby is about 12 miles away.

Must see

  • Whinlatter Forest & Visitor Centre (4.7 miles)
  • Mirehouse Historic House and Gardens (5.5 miles)
  • Castlerigg Stone Circle (8.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Wordsworth House and Garden (3.8 miles)
  • Buttermere and Ennerdale (10.3 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:  12 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Whinfell Hall Farm Camp Site cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 day of arrival date.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Whinfell Hall Farm Camp Site will debit the balance from your card 12 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Whinfell Hall Farm Camp Site have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Whinfell Hall Farm Camp Site dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Whinfell Hall Farm Camp Site? Buttermere and Loweswater are the nearest lakes to Whinfell Farm Camp Site, each with accompanying villages and circular lakeside walks. Loweswater is managed by the National Trust and has rowing boats available … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Whinfell Hall Farm Camp Site?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Whinfell Hall Farm Camp Site? From £16 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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