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- Pitches within the grounds of a family-run Lake District village pub
- On the Cumbria Way, a five-minute drive from Coniston village
- Pub with great food, takeaways and beer garden, plus deli on site
From pint to pitch in a matter of just a few minutes… if that sounds like just the thing for your Cumbria break, book a spot at The Wilson Arms, where pitches are located just behind a fab family-run pub about five minutes’ drive from Coniston.
This being the Lake District National Park, there are gorgeous views all around here – the pub sits in the shadow of the towering Old Man of Coniston and Dow Crag, and it’s close to the Duddon Valley, Furness Fells and other lovely parts of the Lakes (Ambleside, Grasmere and Wastwater are all within easy reach). Long-distance walkers may also like to note that it’s on the route of the Cumbria Way (a stopover with a pub attached… how handy…)
Wherever you choose to roam by day, back at base you can spend the evening cosied up in the classic country pub, which serves top-notch meals, fine ales and takeaways, or head outside to the hugely popular outdoor marquee, where food and drinks are served up every day from 11am. There’s also a lovely deli on site, so it’s easy to pick up various bits of local food for your picnic, home-baked cakes and light meals (including soups and jacket potatoes).
The pitches here are quite simple in style, but there’s plenty of space to go round and guests will have access to the pub toilets and a shower block.
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Nice stay, great staff
Lovely site with clean facilities, good warm showers. Dog friendly
Wouldn't stay again due to noise from marquee.
Capacity reduced to increase social distancing
Check-in: one group at a time
Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided
Distance markers in shared facilities
Extra spacing in seated areas
Hand sanitising stations
One-way flow for entering/leaving buildings
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Small (11-25 pitches)
Mountain biking nearby
Touring and motorhomes
Motorhome service point
Water hook-up points for tourers
- Coach stations
Kelsick Road opposite Library
— 8.5 miles
8.5 miles Tourist Information Centre — 8.5 miles
8.5 miles Rail Station — 8.6 miles
- Train stations
Foxfield Rail Station
— 7.1 miles
7.1 miles Kirkby-in-Furness Rail Station — 8.0 miles
8.0 miles Windermere Rail Station — 8.6 miles
- Ferry ports
Torver (Coniston) Ferry Landing
— 1.3 miles
1.3 miles Sunny Bank (Coniston) Ferry Landing — 1.3 miles
1.3 miles Brantwood (Coniston) Ferry Landing — 2.0 miles
Leeds Bradford International Airport
— 67.0 miles
Where will you go walking first? The Old Man of Coniston walking trail (10 minutes’ drive) for views of valleys and copper mines along the way? Tarn Hows (15 minutes) for a short hike around the lakeside? Windermere’s west shore (half an hour) to catch a boat over to the gothic jetty at the National Trust’s Wray Castle (25 minutes)? Or perhaps Wastwater (20 minutes) or Ambleside (25 minutes) for more of the lakes?
Hiking the day away is easy from this site, but watersports are another way to keep active and Coniston (five minutes) has plenty on this front, from Canadian canoe or kayak hire to boat trips for those of you who want to get about the water a bit quicker. And for another place that will keep you moving, Grizedale Forest (25 minutes) has mountain biking trails, a sculpture park and Go Ape, so take your pick.
Nature’s certainly a treat in these parts, but so is history. The National Trust’s Hill Top (25 minutes) is all about the stories of Beatrix Potter, as her old house lives on here. Elsewhere, Brantwood (15 minutes) is the home-turned-museum of another English writer, John Ruskin.
- Beatrix Potter Gallery (4.9 miles)
- Hill Top (5.4 miles)
- Lakeland Motor Museum (7.1 miles)
- Gondola' (2.3 miles)
- Coniston and Tarn Hows (3.3 miles)
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- Does The Wilson Arms have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is The Wilson Arms dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near The Wilson Arms? Where will you go walking first? The Old Man of Coniston walking trail (10 minutes’ drive) for views of valleys and copper mines along the way? Tarn Hows (15 minutes) for a … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of The Wilson Arms?
Camping and touring Arrive: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. Depart by: 10:30 a.m.