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- Quiet, back to basics pop-up site on the shore of Coniston Water
- Tarn Hows and lake cruises within walking distance
- A 10-minute walk from Coniston village; two minutes to local pub
Waterhead Coniston is a pop-up site in a properly prime position, right on the shoreline of Coniston Water and a 10-minute walk from the centre of Coniston village (for pubs, cafés, takeaways and shops).
This quiet little Cumbria site has been set up in a farmer’s field, with just basic facilities in the form of fresh water and portaloos (there are no further facilities such as bins so you’ll need to take all your rubbish away with you).
The views from here are unsurprisingly splendid, looking over the water and up to the fells – and it’s easy to get out to see a bit more of the Lake District surroundings without using the car, as you can head straight out on walks up to Tarn Hows and local fells or get going on bike rides or hikes by the lake. The refurbed Coniston Inn is a couple of minutes’ stagger away upon your return, although you’re welcome to bring a barbecue along instead if you like.
For more leisurely ways to see the area, take a ride on the Steam Yacht Gondola across Coniston Water or set out for wanders around Brantwood and Hill Top; if you’d prefer to keep the activity going there are plenty of fells and lakes to hike around, and a Go Ape adventure park is 20 minutes’ drive away.
Open from 16/08/2020 to 01/11/2020
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
Group bookings of 4 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
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Non-electric grass tent pitch
Max. persons: 6 x
One Tent allowed per pitch
Pitch size : Max 12.0m width x 8.0m depth (39.4ft width x 26.2ft depth) Calculated area: 96.0m² (1033.3ft²)
Ground type: Grass
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Good location. Friendly staff, would go again.
The site was well spaced out and considering the number …
Ideal for a one night stop over. Price too steep for lack of amenities
Beautiful views, near to village, best 'basic' campsite in area!
pitch not for a rainy day
Amazing & can’t wait to return..
Check-in: self check-in (unattended)
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
Gas cylinders available
No hot water
No potable water point
No running water
Medium (26-50 pitches)
Mountain biking nearby
- Coach stations
Ambleside: Bus Shelter, King Street
— 5.8 miles
5.8 miles Grasmere Coach Stop — 6.2 miles
6.2 miles Windermere: Rail Station Coach Stop — 6.4 miles
- Train stations
Windermere Rail Station
— 6.4 miles
6.4 miles Staveley Rail Station — 9.8 miles
9.8 miles Foxfield Rail Station — 9.8 miles
- Ferry ports
Waterhead Hotel (Coniston) Ferry Landing
— 0.1 miles
0.1 miles Monk Coniston Ferry Landing — 0.4 miles
0.4 miles Coniston Ferry Landing — 0.4 miles
Durham Tees Valley Airport
— 66.3 miles
Attractions and activities nearby include:
- Steam Yacht Gondola cruises: 10 minutes’ walk
- Tarn Hows: 45 minutes’ walk/10 minutes’ drive
- Brantwood (former home of artist John Ruskin): 10 minutes’ drive
- Hill Top (Beatrix Potter’s former home): 10 minutes
- Go Ape Grizedale: 20 minutes
- Windermere (west shore): 20 minutes
- Claife Heights: 25 minutes
- Lakeland Motor Museum: half an hour.
- Beatrix Potter Gallery (2.5 miles)
- Hill Top (3.8 miles)
- Brockhole - Lake District Visitor Centre (5.3 miles)
- Gondola' (0.4 miles)
- Coniston and Tarn Hows (0.6 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||4 p.m. –||8 p.m.|
|Depart by:||12 p.m.|
Waterhead Coniston cancellation policy
No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.
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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Waterhead Coniston will debit the balance from your card 10 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 10 days then the balance will be taken immediately.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Waterhead Coniston have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Waterhead Coniston dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Waterhead Coniston? Attractions and activities nearby include: - Steam Yacht Gondola cruises: 10 minutes’ walk - Tarn Hows: 45 minutes’ walk/10 minutes’ drive - Brantwood (former home of artist John Ruskin): 10 minutes’ drive … Read more
When can I check in and check out of Waterhead Coniston?
Camping and touring Arrive: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Depart by: 12 p.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at Waterhead Coniston? From £25 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability