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The Wilson Arms

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The Wilson Arms: Camping site

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 where you can 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.

Please note

Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.

The grocery shop is open between 02/01 and 25/12.

The restaurant is open between 02/01 and 25/12.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

At least one of the party members must be aged 25 or over.

The bar is open between 02/01 and 25/12.

Bookings must not consist of more than 2 different households.


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Reviews

7.9

Overall rating based on 70 reviews

 

74% would recommend this site to a friend.

71% would stay here again.

  55% described as Lake and/or mountain ?

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Great location - great hosts25/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Great hard standing - electrical hook up - great hosts - great scenery of old man of coniston - we eat at the pub as well and the food was brilliant 👍🏻
    You are parked next to the pubs marque which is open until 10:30 - but we liked the atmosphere- others may find it noisy 👍🏻

    Disliked: 

    There is a flushing portaloo - electricity / lighting in it would have been good - it also needed a clean and toilet roll replenished/ bins emptied etc

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Anonymous user

Setting, variety of walks and off road cycling nearby were …21/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Setting, variety of walks and off road cycling nearby were great. Bar in marquee on site.

    Disliked: 

    Originally shown fully serviced pitch in what felt cramped car park. In fairness, were then offered place with electric in field which we preferred.

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Very friendly19/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChris F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Site facilities

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Drove in to site ,absolute joke,hook up pitches were in a field ,left18/09/2021

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

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

    Nothing

    Disliked: 

    Everything

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Anonymous user

Good stop off for campervans for Coniston area, meals an advantage.17/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

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

    Friendly, helpful staff. Lovely views and convenient for fell walks and walk to Coniston. Convenient marquee for meals. Safety of customers seems to be a priority. Clean amenities, hot showers. Flat pitches.

    Disliked: 

    Pitches for campervans could be numbered, so if leaving for day in a campervan, certainty of retaining pitch on return. A hand drier would be an advantage in toilet block. 2 shared showers and toilets would be insufficient in busy periods. Possibly car park would be too tight for 6 hook ups as stated. Wifi weak.

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Enjoyed stay, perfectly situated to enjoy surrounding countryside and with …16/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJayne A.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Enjoyed stay, perfectly situated to enjoy surrounding countryside and with lovely walks, ideal for our active border collie

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From the manager...

Hi there,

We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again in the future!

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A very nice site with friendly staff and good facilities. Very clean.12/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRobert H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Hello there,

Thankyou so much for taking time to leave a review, we really appreciate it and we are really glad you enjoyed yourself.

We will look forward to seeing you again!

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The Wilsons.

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Anonymous user

Landed lucky with this site, it had everything we needed.😉06/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The pop up pub was great, Good food and staff are excellent.

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Hello there,

Thankyou so much for taking time to leave a review, we really appreciate it and we are really glad you enjoyed yourself.

We will look forward to seeing you again!

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The Wilsons.

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Clean facilities, good food on site, friendly staff.06/09/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean facilities, good food on site, friendly staff.

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Hello there,

We really appreciate you leaving us a review, we love to hear them and we are really glad you enjoyed you had a good experience with us!

We will look forward to seeing you again!

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The Wilsons.

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Great place to stay, everything ypu need and close to lake.06/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLisa t.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Pitch, staff, area, toilets, showers and atmosphere.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Hi there,

We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again in the future!

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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

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

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

Attractions and activities nearby include:

- Coniston (watersports and boat hire): five minutes’ drive

- Old Man of Coniston walking trail: 10 minutes

- Brantwood (John Ruskin house-museum): 15 minutes

- Tarn Hows (walking area): 15 minutes

- Wastwater: 20 minutes

- Ambleside: 25 minutes

- Hill Top (Beatrix Potter’s House): 25 minutes

- Wray Castle (National Trust site): 25 minutes

- Grizedale Forest (for mountain bike trails, sculpture park and Go Ape): 25 minutes

- Windermere (west shore): half an hour.

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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.

The Wilson Arms cancellation policy

No refunds within 3 days of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 3 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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. The Wilson Arms will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week 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.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Maestro
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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • 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? Attractions and activities nearby include: - Coniston (watersports and boat hire): five minutes’ drive - Old Man of Coniston walking trail: 10 minutes - Brantwood (John Ruskin house-museum): 15 minutes - Tarn … 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.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at The Wilson Arms? From £25 (for 1 night, 6 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
At least one of the party members must be aged 25 or over.
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.
There is no reception at this site. Please check in at the Wilson Arms instead.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 3 day(s) of arrival.

Coronavirus
Bookings must not consist of more than 2 different households.
Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The bar is open between 02/01 and 25/12.
The grocery shop is open between 02/01 and 25/12.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
The restaurant is open between 02/01 and 25/12.

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