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- 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.
The site has simple amenities including hot showers, hairdryers and a washing-up room with a freezer and laundry facilities. Well-behaved dogs are welcome as long as they're kept on leads.
Whinfell also allows barbecues (not campfires, please): just remember to keep them off the ground to prevent damage to the turf. If you want to eat out, the Wheatsheaf Inn is less than half a mile away and serves meals as well as local Jennings ales.
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Many sites set a maximum occupancy of 6/8 people per pitch, so try breaking your booking down into smaller groups to generate more results. For example, if you’re a group of 10, enter 5 people in your initial search and then book 2 pitches.
However, where the pitch or accommodation occupancy allows it, you can make a booking for up to 30 adults and 30 children in one booking.
To book multiple pitches or accommodation, use the 'Special requests' box on the booking page to ask to be sited together. Complete the booking form for the first booking (you can add a password and save your card so that we remember your details). Then click "Make another booking like this" at the top of the confirmation page to make the next booking.
Large groups: check the listing page for any group restrictions set out in the terms and section titled ‘Please note’.
Large tents/caravans: check the restrictions on unit dimensions to ensure your unit is suitable for the space you will be provided with.
Overall a good basic campsite.
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Mountain biking nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Medium (26-50 pitches)
- Coach stations
Cockermouth: Monument Main Street Coach Stop — 3.8 miles
3.8 miles Keswick: Bus Station — 7.1 miles
7.1 miles Distington (Cumbria): Coach Stop — 9.0 miles
- Train stations
Flimby Rail Station — 9.6 miles
9.6 miles Maryport Rail Station — 9.6 miles
9.6 miles Workington Rail Station — 9.8 miles
- Ferry ports
Nichol End (Derwentwater) Ferry Landing — 6.7 miles
6.7 miles Hawes End Derwentwater Ferry Landing — 6.8 miles
6.8 miles Low Brandelhow Derwentwater Ferry Landing — 7.0 miles
Newcastle International Airport — 70.5 miles
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.
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 their more central counterparts, 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.
- Whinlatter Forest & Visitor Centre (4.7 miles)
- Mirehouse Historic House and Gardens (5.5 miles)
- Cars of the Stars Motor Museum (7.4 miles)
- Wordsworth House and Garden (3.8 miles)
- Buttermere and Ennerdale (10.3 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||8 a.m. –||11 p.m.|
Whinfell Hall Farm Camp Site cancellation policy
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.
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