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The Wilson Arms

8.1

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General

  • 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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8.1

Overall rating based on 130 reviews

 

78% would recommend this site to a friend.

76% would stay here again.

  55% described as Peaceful ?

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Basic05/08/2022

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

  • Fully-serviced gravel motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Location

    Disliked: 

    Toilets and washing up area dirty

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Nice stay, great staff05/08/2022

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

  • Fully-serviced gravel motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great pub and helpful staff who sorted out an issue with the electric hook up.

    Disliked: 

    Think the hit water in the toilet/shower block only runs at certain times? As we had an early start, 3 of us had cold showers. Would be useful to have notification of this if it is the case.

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Overall good value for money28/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGareth S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced gravel motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location to pub facilities, showers. Dogs allowed in pub too

    Disliked: 

    No hot water to wash kitchen utensils etc. WiFi was poor where campervan was parked, only 40metres from pub

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Good pitches. Warm welcome. Site well set up27/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomgeorge l.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced gravel motorhome pitch
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  • Liked: 

    We were running late due to traffic so called to apologise not an issue they arranged for a late arrival for us. We have 2 dogs and they allowed into bar, secure field for walking them in. Easy hook up with water, showers, toilet, utilities etc. warm welcome in bar. Treated ourselves to a good breakfast on last day.

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Large grass area next to the parking. Pub was good …06/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomErin G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced gravel motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Large grass area next to the parking.
    Pub was good food.
    We stayed 3 nights and the last night we had to go on the grass pitch and this was not level but had electric hook up.
    Takes about 25 mins to walk to lake and a nice lake walk into town about 1.45 hours
    Deli connected to the pub has very reasonable and good cake and pie

    Disliked: 

    WiFi didn't work

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Friendly staff, great space, lovely pub, great food06/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced gravel motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly staff, great space, lovely pub, great food

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Lovely site with clean facilities, good warm showers. Dog friendly03/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPhil T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced gravel motorhome pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely location, friendly staff, very reasonable price.

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The toilets/shower facilities were very clean!23/04/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced gravel motorhome pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The toilets/shower facilities were very clean!

    Disliked: 

    You could hear the staff talking about you 😂 nothing awful but wasn’t very professional

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If you are not looking for peace, quiet and views then its ideal20/04/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced gravel motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Easy walking/cycling into coniston itself and lovely 6 mile walk down from the site to quiet spots by the lakeside and back.
    Breakfast available in the pub daily. A handy deli on site for a few essentials. Staff very helpful and friendly.
    Open field area for the dog and outside seating areas by the marquee.

    Disliked: 

    its a pub car park so no real outstanding views of the countryside due to a large marquee in the grounds. Motorhome hard standing pitches were bit cramped and sited right next to the marquee so noisy too. Food was not served in the pub but in the noisy marquee out of takeaway containers so we didnt eat at the pub.
    Toilets were clean but a little small and are shared - only 2 toilets and 2 showers.

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Wouldn't stay again due to noise from marquee.18/04/2022

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

  • Fully-serviced gravel motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely walks in the area!! Food and drink in pub nice!! Good showers!

    Disliked: 

    Noise!! Not family friendly as they played loud music in the marquee till 1030pm. No hot water in outdoor pot wash! No children's park which seen on photos before we booked!

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Features

Coronavirus

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

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

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

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Pop-up campsite

Pub campsite

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • Torver, Coniston, Cumbria, England, LA21 8BB
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.3381°N 3.1033°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Kelsick Road opposite Library — 8.5 miles
Tourist Information Centre — 8.5 miles
Rail Station — 8.6 miles
Train stations
Foxfield Rail Station — 7.1 miles
Kirkby-in-Furness Rail Station — 8.0 miles
Windermere Rail Station — 8.6 miles
Ferry ports
Torver (Coniston) Ferry Landing — 1.3 miles
Sunny Bank (Coniston) Ferry Landing — 1.3 miles
Brantwood (Coniston) Ferry Landing — 2.0 miles
Airports
Leeds Bradford International Airport — 67.0 miles

Directions


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

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.

Must see

  • Beatrix Potter Gallery (4.9 miles)
  • Hill Top (5.4 miles)
  • Lakeland Motor Museum (7.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Gondola' (2.3 miles)
  • Coniston and Tarn Hows (3.3 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.

  • 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.
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